New Paltz volunteer firefighters save fallen Clydesdale

New Paltz volunteer firefighters save fallen Clydesdale

While others were enjoying Fourth of July barbecues and firework displays, New Paltz Fire Department volunteers spent more than five-and-a-half hours in the grueling heat attempting to rescue a fallen horse. A call came in at approximately 1:30...
County-funded fence at dog park in New Paltz will allow an end-of-summer opening

County-funded fence at dog park in New Paltz will allow an end-of-summer opening

Dogs in Ulster County and the humans who love them got a double dose of good news on Thursday, July 10. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein spoke at the Field of Dreams on Libertyville Road in New Paltz...
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Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator prepares to welcome its first participants

Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator prepares to welcome its first participants

Community members were invited onto the grounds of Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator for an open house on Sunday, June 22 as it nears the final stages of repairing the buildings and preparing the land on the 323-acre site for welcoming the first three participants to the new program in late summer. More than...
Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Park Point developer Wilmorite has filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of New Paltz, town officials said. It also appears that the SUNY New Paltz Foundation — the college’s non-profit fundraising group — is also a party in the suit suing the town. “We are not surprised by the litigation,” Supervisor Susan Zimet...
Paul Brown: Do you see what I see?

Paul Brown: Do you see what I see?

I remember being fascinated by my first exposure to visual illusions in a college textbook, but I also recall the slight sense of unease I experienced when the pictures helped to illustrate just how subjective our perceptions are and the implications of this subjectivity. When you realize that not everyone sees the same visual image...
Gardiner recycling coordinator Wendy Toman delivers glowing report on Transfer Station improvements

Gardiner recycling coordinator Wendy Toman delivers glowing report on Transfer Station improvements

Neat news about a messy subject was the order of the day at the Gardiner Town Board meeting on Tuesday, June 10. The town’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center has had a new manager with specialized training on duty since March 15, and by all appearances, town officials couldn’t be more pleased with...
The Repair Café expands; now there’s an evening version in New Paltz

The Repair Café expands; now there’s an evening version in New Paltz

When New Paltz resident John Wackman introduced The Repair Café to New Paltz a little more than a year ago, it was the first one in the area. Held on the third Saturday of every other month at the New Paltz United Methodist Church, The Repair Café offers the opportunity to drop in with something...
The Ridge Preschool and Learning Center opens in Gardiner

The Ridge Preschool and Learning Center opens in Gardiner

For Courtney Platt, early childhood education needs creativity and space to flourish. That’s why the teacher and mother of two decided to start The Ridge Preschool & Learning Center at her home in Gardiner. “I’m a licensed teacher in New York State. I started teaching in 2005 in Colorado,” Platt explained. “I started teaching at...
Local park history reveals that initial benefactors do not go forgotten

Local park history reveals that initial benefactors do not go forgotten

Photos by Lauren Thomas   Ever wonder who that person was whose name is emblazoned on the sign at the entrance to your favorite neighborhood park? So did we at New Paltz Times, so we did a little investigating.   George Majestic Memorial Park, Gardiner George Majestic Memorial Park in the hamlet of Gardiner is...
The first day of summer offers a variety of local garden tours for fun and inspiration

The first day of summer offers a variety of local garden tours for fun and inspiration

Why take a garden tour? For fun and inspiration, says Victoria Coyne of Victoria Gardens nursery in Rosendale. “It’s a fun thing to do with a group of friends,” she adds, “and even if it rains, the gardens still look spectacular in that kind of light.” That was the case last year with the annual...
New Paltz helps homeowners go green

New Paltz helps homeowners go green

Earlier this month, Michael Hein, the Ulster County executive, signed an executive order mandating that the county get serious about green, renewable energy. He’s having Ulster County government buildings switch over to renewable energy-sourced electricity for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015. According to county officials, Hein’s executive order is one-of-a-kind in New...
Hugh Reynolds: Zimet got stung

Hugh Reynolds: Zimet got stung

By now everybody knows irrepressible challenger Sue Zimet plans to continue her primary quest against assemblyman Kevin Cahill, despite suffering a near two-to-one thrashing by the incumbent at last week’s unofficial Democratic nominating convention in Kingston. For the record, Cahill collected 10,252 weighted votes (64%) to Zimet’s 5800 (36%). Rejection by her peers did not...
WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

WCW Kitchens in New Paltz does custom woodworking and home renovations to suit the client’s budget

Who says that going into a woodworking or fine arts program at college won’t help you pay off those school loans or provide a living? SUNY New Paltz graduate Scott Mass, owner of WCW Kitchens, located in the Cherry Hill Plaza in New Paltz, is proof that you can follow your passion without circling the...
New Gunks Art Trail Map offers an inclusive view of art in the region

New Gunks Art Trail Map offers an inclusive view of art in the region

The beauty of the Shawangunk Ridge is the main reason that many artists have moved to the region, says Sevan Melikyan, director of Wired Gallery in High Falls. It’s not a coincidence, he adds, that so many artists are drawn to the same thing that inspired the 19th-century Hudson River School of painters and the...