UPDATE: New Paltz police investigate fatal shooting

UPDATE: New Paltz police investigate fatal shooting

Police released this statement earlier today regarding the Easter morning murder in New Paltz. We’ll have more coverage soon. The New Paltz Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred shortly before 2 a.m. this morning, April 20,...
Glynwood’s farm incubator kicks off first year

Glynwood’s farm incubator kicks off first year

There’s something going on in the Mohonk foothills: Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator is officially open for business. According to Kathleen Frith, Glynwood’s president, the program will pair farm incubator graduates with available land — due, in...
A Tavola owners open new farm-to-table restaurant The Huguenot

A Tavola owners open new farm-to-table restaurant The Huguenot

Since its opening in 2011, Nathan and Bonnie Snow’s restaurant at 46 Main Street, A Tavola, has been racking up culinary awards along with great word-of-mouth. With a menu dedicated to the many different regional cuisines of Italy,...
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New Paltz High School stages Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella next week

New Paltz High School stages Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella next week

The Drama Club’s spring musical is a New Paltz High School tradition that never fails to pack the Otto Grassel Auditorium on South Putt Corners Road, and the production slated for April 3 through 5 should be no exception. It marks a return to one of the classics of mid-20th-century musical comedy repertoire: Cinderella, the...
New Paltz United Teachers to present murder mystery dinner

New Paltz United Teachers to present murder mystery dinner

The New Paltz United Teachers (NPUT) will present this year’s murder mystery dinner “Murder on the Oriental Rug at Downturn Abbey,” on Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m., at the New Paltz Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $40 and include murder, mayhem and mastication. Prizes will be awarded to various super sleuths. Please contact Meri Lederer...
Plans to expand and interconnect the rail trails will bring tourism dollars to the region

Plans to expand and interconnect the rail trails will bring tourism dollars to the region

Last year, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail basically doubled in length after it was extended across the Rosendale Trestle in June. The original 11.5 miles of trail that originates in Wallkill is now 24 miles long and goes all the way across the trestle to the City of Kingston line, connecting four towns along the...
Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

So far, 2014 has been a busy year in terms of development for New Paltz. Not only is there a proposed $60 million college housing complex on the horizon, but now there is a proposal for a $75 million Wildberry Lodge resort. But there’s also more happening in the college town. A proposed Hampton Inn...
New Paltz officials wowed by Wildberry Lodge proposal

New Paltz officials wowed by Wildberry Lodge proposal

New Paltz Town Board members liked what they heard during a presentation about the proposed $75 million Wildberry Lodge indoor water park and resort. Preliminarily proposed for the 57-acre Plesser property east of the Thruway near Paradies Lane, Wildberry Lodge would have 250 hotel rooms, an indoor water park, a 600-seat conference center, two restaurants,...
Marena Mitchell: Online dating for the cold-hearted

Marena Mitchell: Online dating for the cold-hearted

The Internet has changed our lives in numerous ways — let’s talk about online dating. Before I launch into my typical cynicism, I’ll start by saying that a majority of my family members have met their significant others because of some online platform. I also have a number of friends who fell madly in love...
Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

Highland High School Model UN Team earns commendations at Boston event

If the Model United Nations conference held recently in Boston had been the real UN, the delegation from Highland High School (HHS) would have emerged as a world super-power. For the time being, though, they’re happy with the two commendations they received in their first major conference outing. The HHS Model UN after-school club took...
New Paltz native Kayleigh Buboltz steps into a new role at the YMCA

New Paltz native Kayleigh Buboltz steps into a new role at the YMCA

New Paltz native Kayleigh Buboltz, 23, is the new childcare program director of the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County. And in a sense, it’s a job she’s been preparing for her entire life. “I was raised on the YMCA and the values of it,” Buboltz says. As a youngster, she attended summer camp in...
The New Paltz Garden Club offers some welcome plant therapy

The New Paltz Garden Club offers some welcome plant therapy

“We’re making the world more beautiful one blossom at a time,” says Bonnie Finkenaur, president of the New Paltz Garden Club. She laughs as she makes the pronouncement in a mock serious tone, but the sentiment is real. “Flowers bring joy to your life,” she says. “It’s a community thing that we do, and we...
Unison Arts Center honors its volunteers, members, board members and arts partners

Unison Arts Center honors its volunteers, members, board members and arts partners

“Sometimes I think, ‘we’re kind of everybody’s best kept little secret’,” said Christine Crawfis, executive director of Unison Arts Center in New Paltz. But last Saturday, March 15, the gallery at Unison was filled with dozens of people who are well aware of the rich and varied arts programs at Unison: the occasion was a...
Gardiner seeks lower speed limit on Route 299 near new campground entrance

Gardiner seeks lower speed limit on Route 299 near new campground entrance

With the Samuel F. Pryor III Shawangunk Gateway Campground currently under construction and projected to open to the public this year, Gardiner lawmakers are taking steps to alleviate concerns about the potential danger of high-speed traffic to campground patrons crossing Route 299 or walking along the shoulder. At its meeting on Tuesday, March 11, the...
Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Fashion show in New Paltz to benefit Family’s Washbourne House

Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique on Huguenot Street in New Paltz will stage a fashion show on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the Reformed Church to benefit Family of Woodstock’s Washbourne House. The program, emceed by Kimberly Kay, will showcase outfits and accessories from Twice Blessed Thrift Boutique and No....