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New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce appoints Kathy Combs as its executive director

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce appoints Kathy Combs as its executive director

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce has appointed Kathy Combs as its new executive director. Combs assumed the position on February 2. “I am honored and excited to represent an agency that plays such a vital role in supporting and promoting the local economy,” said Combs. “I look forward to working with the Chamber’s...
Snow day for all

Snow day for all

As most persons now know, the public vote scheduled by the New Paltz’s school board for this Tuesday on the district’s $52.9-million capital project bond act was postponed Monday because of the impending inclement weather. School was also canceled on Tuesday. A special board meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday, January 28, at 7...
New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci resigns

New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci resigns

New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci announced on Tuesday that she has stepped down from her position on the Town Board due to a work commitment. In her resignation letter Gallucci states, “My full-time place of employment has assumed new management. As chief fiscal officer, I am an integral part of the executive and...
New signs erected for Highland, Town of Lloyd and Walkway Over the Hudson

New signs erected for Highland, Town of Lloyd and Walkway Over the Hudson

The Town of Lloyd Economic Development Committee (EDC) has announced the installation of “Welcome to Highland — Home to the Walkway Over the Hudson” signage at the northern and southern town lines on Route 9W. The signs were designed and crafted by Ken Watson of Watson’s Signs of Highland. Installation was accomplished with the assistance...
Christmas tree bonfire is enjoyed at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Christmas tree bonfire is enjoyed at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   The third annual Christmas tree bonfire at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz was held last Saturday, January 10. Fire chief Kevin Maguire and members of the New Paltz Volunteer Fire Department tended the fire. Smoke poured up Plattekill Avenue as a large crowd gathered in a circle and cheered on...
WinterFest is held on the Rail Trail in Highland (with photo gallery)

WinterFest is held on the Rail Trail in Highland (with photo gallery)

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Highland’s annual WinterFest celebration returned last Saturday, January 10, and it offered plenty of reasons to get out and brave the cold. More than 20 local eateries brought their slowcookers to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Pavilion at 101 New Paltz Road to serve two-ounce cups of chili for 50...
Vickie Russell to headline community concert in Gardiner

Vickie Russell to headline community concert in Gardiner

The Gardiner Library continues its community concert and open mic series this Saturday January 3 at 6 p.m. with Vickie Russell, a touring singer/songwriter based in New Paltz, who performs her original heartfelt songs on keyboard and guitar. With influences from Bach and Chopin to Carol King, Elton John and Sting, Russell will pull you...
Walkway elects new chair, board members at annual meeting

Walkway elects new chair, board members at annual meeting

Members of the Walkway Over the Hudson organization have elected Patricia Duane Lichtenberg to serve as the nonprofit group’s new chairperson and voted to add five new directors — Kathleen Smith, Paul Kassel, Michael Oates, Dr. Daniel Aronzon and Fred Schaeffer — to its board. Members gathered at the organization’s annual meeting at Mahoney’s Irish...
Highland High School welcomes new assistant principal

Highland High School welcomes new assistant principal

On November 10, William Zimmer assumed his new position as assistant principal at Highland High School (HHS). Hired to replace longtime Highland educator Sarah Dudley-Lemek, who was promoted last year to the position of assistant superintendent for administration, Zimmer comes to Highland with 23 years of experience in teaching and educational leadership. Zimmer most recently...
New Paltz Ballet Theatre to perform “The Nutcracker”

New Paltz Ballet Theatre to perform “The Nutcracker”

New Paltz Ballet Theatre will perform its 18th annual The Nutcracker at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m. New Paltz Ballet Theater artistic directors Lisa and Peter Naumann bring local ballet students and professional dancers from New...
Day of Remembrance at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery

Day of Remembrance at the New Paltz Rural Cemetery

The New Paltz Rural Cemetery will sponsor its third annual Day of Remembrance (also known as the Day of the Dead), this Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and flowers to be used to decorate the sites of your beloved family and friends. All are invited. On this day throughout...
Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

Halloween happenings in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland

The crisp fall air is upon us and with it, Halloween. On October 24-26 and November 1-2 Haunted Huguenot Street tours will depart from the DuBois Fort Visitor Center hourly beginning at 4 p.m., with the final tour leaving at 8 p.m. Special interpretations will take place at the Jean Hasbrouck House, the burial ground,...