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P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

P&G’s in New Paltz limits its nighttime clientele

For good or ill, alcohol is the drug that adults can legally use to alter how they see the world. In a college town like New Paltz, that fact brings with it tremendous opportunity and no small amount of problems. Local bars are hot spots of economic activity, providing numerous jobs as well as livelihoods...
A historical overview of the bridge over the Wallkill River in New Paltz

A historical overview of the bridge over the Wallkill River in New Paltz

The Carmine Liberta Bridge spans the Wallkill River at the bottom of Main Street in New Paltz, providing a connection between stunning natural beauty and a bustling village, as well as a connection to communities beyond the river’s shores. As work begins to replace the span, town historian Carol Johnson has been digging into the...
Newly opened Arrowood Farms microbrewery in Accord earns organic certification

Newly opened Arrowood Farms microbrewery in Accord earns organic certification

Ever since New York State’s new Farm Brewery enabling legislation took effect in 2013, overturning decades of restrictions on domestic alcoholic beverage production that dated back to the days of Prohibition, it seems like we have at least one new microbrewery, craft distillery or cidery in the mid-Hudson Valley to write about every month. It’s...
New Paltz Village Board members discuss closing the historic section of Huguenot Street to vehicular traffic

New Paltz Village Board members discuss closing the historic section of Huguenot Street to vehicular traffic

Huguenot Street could become a little bit more like it was back in the day, if an idea being batted around New Paltz Village Hall takes root. At their June 8 meeting, village board members discussed closing the historic section of the street to vehicular traffic entirely. That would be terrible news for the drivers...
Tim Hunter of Gardiner sues the Democratic National Committee; alleges bias towards Clinton

Tim Hunter of Gardiner sues the Democratic National Committee; alleges bias towards Clinton

Local activist and musician Tim Hunter, who once sung protest songs at Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino when the latter visited New Paltz, has filed a federal lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its chairman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Hunter claims that Schultz and the DNC have been biased toward presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,...
Unison Arts Center contemplates a name change to express its revitalized mission

Unison Arts Center contemplates a name change to express its revitalized mission

Changing the name to “New Paltz Cultural Arts Center” may be the first step Unison Arts Center takes toward its reinvention. Now in its 40th year, Unison is experiencing growing pains not unlike those shared by many organizations that have been around for a while. A name change was one of many ideas floated at...
Adopted at age three-and-a-half, Tanya Neiman is embarking on a journey back to the place of her birth

Adopted at age three-and-a-half, Tanya Neiman is embarking on a journey back to the place of her birth

Tanya Neiman knows how fortunate she is, having grown up in New Paltz, attending the local private and public schools and benefiting from all culture and experience that this college town can offer. While that’s not a whole lot different than what any other child reared here might experience, her life could have been quite...
True Value of New Paltz will celebrate its renovation into a “Destination True Value” location with grand re-opening

True Value of New Paltz will celebrate its renovation into a “Destination True Value” location with grand re-opening

Living through a renovation is always difficult. But just try running a business in the middle of one. “We basically had to build a new store within our existing store,” says Louie Benson about the six-month process of converting his True Value of New Paltz hardware store into a “Destination True Value” location. The upheaval...
Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz gets a facelift

Sojourner Truth Park in New Paltz gets a facelift

Craig Chapman remembers when the plot of empty land in New Paltz which would eventually be called Sojourner Truth Park was just that, empty land. The area got a sign and some other improvements — such as unpaved parking and a clear path to the river — when it was dedicated as a village park...
Plans are announced for Walkway Over the Hudson welcome center

Plans are announced for Walkway Over the Hudson welcome center

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday $5.5 million in projects to construct new energy-efficient gateway visitor centers to adorn both the east and west entrances of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Both gateways will feature new services and modern facilities designed to enhance aesthetics, visitor experience and overall function. The projects are...
Moriello Pool in New Paltz will not open until after the start of summer

Moriello Pool in New Paltz will not open until after the start of summer

Moriello Pool won’t be open until after the start of summer, according to New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez, and not the “unofficial” start, either: the problems with the liner can’t be fixed until at least June 24, after the summer solstice, and that means the pool’s projected opening date is now June 30. According...
The New Paltz Memorial Day Parade is celebrated in New Paltz

The New Paltz Memorial Day Parade is celebrated in New Paltz

In New Paltz, Memorial Day has been celebrated on May 30 for as long as anyone can remember, thumbing a metaphorical nose at the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, and aligning the community with the position advocated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, members of which have argued for a return to May 30...