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Day’s Work: Elizabeth Long – Mohonk Preserve’s director of conservation science

Day’s Work: Elizabeth Long – Mohonk Preserve’s director of conservation science

When Elizabeth Long first came to the New Paltz region, it was for the Shawangunks. “My husband and I first came here in 2007 on a climbing trip and just loved it,” she says. “We said to each other then, ‘Wouldn’t this be a great place to live? But there’s no chance we’d ever get...
New Paltz Youth Program raising funds to purchase van

New Paltz Youth Program raising funds to purchase van

“Our biggest issue over the years has been transportation,” says Jim Tinger, longtime director of the New Paltz Youth Program (NPYP). “We like to take field trips to expose the kids to different activities and events that are not just in New Paltz, to give them an idea of the different cultural centers here in...
The best of the best for winter 2015-16 Highland and New Paltz sports

The best of the best for winter 2015-16 Highland and New Paltz sports

It was a winter in which the Highland girls’ basketball team made it to the Section 9 semifinals and had a 1000-point scorer to boot, when New Paltz wrestling crowned three Section champions and Highland crowned one, when the New Paltz boys’ swimming garnered two Section titles (both by the same swimmer), and in which...
Anne Elizabeth Quinn offers holistic health and personal renewal workshops

Anne Elizabeth Quinn offers holistic health and personal renewal workshops

After 25 years as a credentialed alcohol-and-substance-abuse educator, traveling all over the Northeast from her home base in New Paltz to conduct workshops, Anne Elizabeth Quinn has “semi-retired.” She’s still traveling all over the Northeast to conduct workshops, but she says their focus has changed to more upbeat subject matter. She calls her busy current...
The Rozzi’s of Highland: Section 9’s first family of basketball

The Rozzi’s of Highland: Section 9’s first family of basketball

Over the years, Red Hook had the three Nero Brothers; Middletown had the three Ray Brothers — thousand-point scorers all. And giving them all their due for being great players…but no school in Section 9…NONE…has ever had five family members like the Rozzi Sisters of Highland basketball. They ARE Highland basketball. Before Erica, the oldest...
90 Miles Off Broadway raising funds to build a permanent theater and rehearsal space

90 Miles Off Broadway raising funds to build a permanent theater and rehearsal space

“Fifty-one years is too long not to have a permanent home,” said Shawn Clark, co-president of the board (along with Kim Lupinacci) of 90 Miles Off Broadway, New Paltz’s community theater company for more than half a century now. In all that time, the group has never had their own theater or rehearsal space, utilizing...
New Farmland Connections group aims to link landowners with permaculturalists

New Farmland Connections group aims to link landowners with permaculturalists

Got some land that you’d like to see used for sustainable farming purposes, but lack the time or expertise to do it yourself? Or would you like to get into farming, but don’t own any land? Stacy Lipari would like to hear from you. The recently elected Rosendale Town Board member comes into contact with...
Lloyd Town Board honors Joyce Wagner for her years of service with Ulster County Community Action

Lloyd Town Board honors Joyce Wagner for her years of service with Ulster County Community Action

Residents of Highland are fortunate to have one of only three outreach centers of Ulster County Community Action in the hamlet. The anti-poverty agency provides services ranging from Head Start early education intervention to home weatherization to those in need. At the heart of the Highland center for several decades has been Joyce Wagner, its...
New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce forges new links as Kathy Prizzia winds up first year at the helm

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce forges new links as Kathy Prizzia winds up first year at the helm

Monthly luncheons with guest speakers, like the one at Novella’s on February 11 featuring St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital CEO Joan Cusack-McGuirk, have long been a popular tradition for the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce (NPRCC). That’s not one of the things that Kathy Prizzia wanted to revamp when she stepped in as NPRCC director...
Interfaith Earth Action coalition in New Paltz to take grassroots action for the environment

Interfaith Earth Action coalition in New Paltz to take grassroots action for the environment

“We want to be a voice for change,” says Jim O’Dowd of Interfaith Earth Action, a coalition of individuals from diverse faith backgrounds recently formed to address local environmental issues through grassroots action. “We express our spirituality and core beliefs through community outreach, learning projects and inclusive calls for environmental action in New Paltz and...
Three New Paltz runners complete 100K Bandera Endurance Run

Three New Paltz runners complete 100K Bandera Endurance Run

So how’s that New Year’s resolution coming along — the one about getting more aerobic exercise by setting aside time for running, jogging, walking or biking on a regular basis? No, me neither. And this winter we can’t even blame our sluggish habits on too much ice or snow clogging local trails and roadways. Maybe...
New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission presents its annual awards for improving the streetscape

The New Paltz Village Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) bestowed its annual Partners in Preservation awards during the January 27 Village Board meeting. These are given to thank people who have improved the streetscape of the village. Moxie Cup and St. Andrew’s Church were singled out for their appearance, and a third award was given to...