New Paltz Schools
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...
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...
New Paltz schools welcome new faces

New Paltz schools welcome new faces

On July 8, the New Paltz Board of Education took care of a little housekeeping during their reorganizational meeting. They established subcommittees, selected their official banks and newspapers, plus they swore in new members. The school board’s newest members, Michael O’Donnell and Alison Easton, and incumbent Brian Cournoyer all took oaths of office last week....
New Paltz High School graduates 194 students (with photo gallery)

New Paltz High School graduates 194 students (with photo gallery)

[portfolio_slideshow id=9802] Photos by Lauren Thomas   As parents, friends and grandparents wait politely listening to speeches, the mood at New Paltz’s high school football field is muted, joyful and reflective. Outdoors, emerald leaves flutter beneath a gorgeous azure sky; the air has a clean smell — like the moment before a big rain. In...
New Paltz Board of Education names Alison Easton as Tim Rogers’ temporary replacement

New Paltz Board of Education names Alison Easton as Tim Rogers’ temporary replacement

May 19’s vote count is in, and now it’s official. New Paltz Board of Education members accepted voters’ 939-426 approval of the $54.6 million 2015-2016 budget at its meeting on May 20. Voters also passed a $480,000 proposition to buy six new buses for the district. For one school board member-elect, her service will begin...
Three run unopposed for School Board in New Paltz

Three run unopposed for School Board in New Paltz

New Paltz Central School District voters will see three candidates on the ballot May 19. Brian Cournoyer, the Board of Education president, is running with two newcomers — Alison Easton and Michael O’Donnell. All three are running for three vacant seats with terms ending in 2018. They’re running unopposed, unless a challenger can mount a...