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,...
Parents, students protest Common Core with exam opt-outs

Parents, students protest Common Core with exam opt-outs

Last week, students and parents in New Paltz and Highland protested what they see as excessive standardized testing under the Common Core standards by refusing to take state reading exams. According to New Paltz Superintendent Maria Rice, on...
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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....
Mark Sherman: Hail, hail rock and roll

Mark Sherman: Hail, hail rock and roll

“For most of American history, parents could expect that their children would, on average, be much better educated than they were. But that is no longer true. This development has serious consequences for the economy.” – “The Great Stagnation of American Education” by Robert J. Gordon, New York Times Sunday Review, Sept. 8, 2013  ...
Accent on New Paltz: What have we learned about Wilmorite recently?

Accent on New Paltz: What have we learned about Wilmorite recently?

The New Paltz Town Board granted time requested by Wilmorite, Inc. on its Feb. 27, 2014 agenda, as was reported on in detail in this paper last week. There is a good deal to be learned from what happened at that meeting and the subsequent interchange of letters between New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet...
SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz distinguished Speaker Series

SUNY New Paltz’s Distinguished Speaker Series announces that Ed Carroll, chief operating officer at AMC Networks, will speak on “The ‘New’ Golden Age of Television” on Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in Lecture Center 100/102 on the New Paltz campus. A dessert reception for ticket holders will follow the event. In his talk, Carroll will...
Highland Elementary School students learn about STEM careers

Highland Elementary School students learn about STEM careers

Fifth-graders at Highland Elementary School got a close-up look at a 3D printer in a presentation held in the cafeteria on Tuesday, March 4. SUNY Ulster assistant professor Sal Ligotino, who coordinates the college’s industrial and surveying technology programs, visited the elementary school to share his expertise with the youngsters. It was all about getting...
A Highland woman puts her house up for sale in a contest

A Highland woman puts her house up for sale in a contest

After a couple of years of financial and personal health calamities, Highland’s Marissa Valentin has decided to try a new approach to relieve herself and her three children of their debt — $100,000 worth on the health front alone. She had a massive coronary 18 months ago and no insurance, since she was a small...
Christians celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Paltz

Christians celebrate Fat Tuesday in New Paltz

Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Paczki Day — no matter what name it goes by, the day before Ash Wednesday usually involves people eating well and getting together for a big party. Such was the case at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Paltz last week. Franciscans from St. Joseph’s Roman...
Letters reveal Wilmorite’s attempt to negotiate with New Paltz Town Board

Letters reveal Wilmorite’s attempt to negotiate with New Paltz Town Board

Letters exchanged between New Paltz town supervisor Susan Zimet and Wilmorite attorney Shawn Griffin shed light this week on the tactics of the Rochester-based real estate corporation seeking to build a 732-bed rental project on a 50-acre site adjacent to the SUNY New Paltz campus. In a letter dated March 4, Zimet wrote to Griffin...
Small talk by Marena Mitchell

Small talk by Marena Mitchell

Today I went to the mall with my friend and when I asked her to help me think of something to write about, she didn’t really have an answer for me. All I can seem to think about is how much this weather is still killing me, how more snow is coming and how I’m...
Historic Gardiner Animal Hospital continues to serve

Historic Gardiner Animal Hospital continues to serve

For people in Gardiner — or even people throughout Ulster County raising goats, cows and sheep — the Gardiner Animal Hospital has long been a fixture. Open in its current form since 1940, the veterinary clinic treats both large and small animals. Veterinarian Lyle Goodnow has owned the Animal Hospital since 1975, but he started...