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SUNY minimum wage increase will boost incomes of 524 New Paltz student workers

SUNY minimum wage increase will boost incomes of 524 New Paltz student workers

At a rally in New York City on January 4, governor Andrew Cuomo announced the first step of his 2016 agenda to make New York the first state in the nation to enact a $15 minimum wage for all workers: directing the State University of New York to raise the minimum wage for its employees....
New Paltz and Highland school superintendents discuss their respective districts

New Paltz and Highland school superintendents discuss their respective districts

From the outside looking in, it seems like 2015 was a transitional year for both the New Paltz and the Highland school districts. After all the drama of putting capital projects up for a vote in 2014 and succeeding in both cases  — Highland in October of that year and New Paltz voters approving their...
Male teachers at New Paltz High "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" to raise awareness of female cancers

Male teachers at New Paltz High “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to raise awareness of female cancers

There is an old saying that you can never really understand a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. And that’s the premise behind the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign that asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes in order to garner empathy for what females experience...
New Paltz teachers united in contract request

New Paltz teachers united in contract request

It was standing room only at the recent regular meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, November 4. The room was filled with several dozen district teachers wearing identical red t-shirts with the word “RESPECT” printed in large white lettering on the back. Those present who couldn’t find room...
New Paltz High School stages Arsenic and Old Lace November 12-14

New Paltz High School stages Arsenic and Old Lace November 12-14

Think your relatives are embarrassing? Aunt Martha and Aunt Abby consider it their charitable duty to poison lonely old men with spiked elderberry wine — and they’re among the saner members, comparatively speaking, of the outwardly respectable, stuffily WASPy Brewster clan. There’s also a nephew named Teddy who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt and is digging...
Ulster BOCES holds a Tech Fest to introduce teachers to new technology

Ulster BOCES holds a Tech Fest to introduce teachers to new technology

As technology continues to evolve, the very culture of learning in our schools keeps changing. Long gone are the days when technology was merely a supplement in the classroom; these days, it’s a form of literacy. And educators are called upon frequently to continue educating themselves about technology and all the possibilities it can bring...
New state guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights discussed in Highland

New state guidelines regarding transgender students’ rights discussed in Highland

The rights of transgender students have been repeatedly put to the test in recent years. Across the country parents have clashed with school administrators and board of education trustees over issues involving which school locker rooms and bathrooms transgender students are able to use. And in at least three states — Maine, Colorado and Virginia...
SUNY New Paltz Police trained and geared for quick response to armed intruders

SUNY New Paltz Police trained and geared for quick response to armed intruders

As of presstime, there had been 22 separate school shootings in the US during 2015, resulting in 19 fatalities and 38 people injured. It happens so often these days that incidents with few casualties barely get a mention in the national media; but some, like the October 1 attacks at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg,...
Student writers Meaghan McElroy and Chloe Driscoll are the new student profile writers for the New Paltz Times

Student writers Meaghan McElroy and Chloe Driscoll are the new student profile writers for the New Paltz Times

The staff of The Maroon — the school newspaper at New Paltz Central High School — will lend the talents of two of their staff members to New Paltz Times over the course of the 2015-2016 school year. Editor-in-chief Meaghan McElroy and senior editor Chloe Driscoll, both entering their senior year at the high school,...
Back to school in New Paltz

Back to school in New Paltz

When dropping off their kids at the front parking lot next week, New Paltz Middle School parents can expect one-way traffic. Entry into the front lot will only occur from South Manheim Boulevard, and the lone exit will be a right-only turn onto Main Street, according to superintendent Maria Rice. “Why are we doing it?...
Soccer previews for New Paltz and Highland, girls and boys

Soccer previews for New Paltz and Highland, girls and boys

[portfolio_slideshow id=10192] Photos by Rich Corozine   Last season was a kind of break-even season for the New Paltz and Highland boys and girls soccer teams. The Highland boys won their first Section 9 title in 17 years; the New Paltz boys — just two seasons removed from their first-ever Section 9 title — had...
SUNY New Paltz welcomes 1,100 freshmen students and their families on moving-in day

SUNY New Paltz welcomes 1,100 freshmen students and their families on moving-in day

Suitcases, cardboard boxes and many, many plastic storage containers and crates holding a school year’s worth of clothing and personal belongings were carried and carted into 14 residence halls throughout SUNY New Paltz last Thursday, August 20. Trashcans on campus, filling up fast with empty boxes that had just packaged desk lamps and other dorm...