Susan Zimet drops out of Assembly race

Susan Zimet drops out of Assembly race

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet announced on Monday that she has given up her Democratic primary challenge to Assemblyman Kevin Cahill after the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) rejected about a quarter of the signatures...
New Paltz High School Class of 1954 celebrates 60th reunion

New Paltz High School Class of 1954 celebrates 60th reunion

Approximately 20 members of the New Paltz High School Class of 1954 met last week at Pasquale’s Pizza in Gardiner for their 60th reunion. Big smiles and friendly banter didn’t stop flowing. For Wayne Wilson and his classmates,...
Rondout Rep students to perform “The Comedy of Errors” and “The Tempest” at Water Street Market

Rondout Rep students to perform “The Comedy of Errors” and “The Tempest” at Water Street Market

It isn’t truly summer without outdoor Shakespeare performances — and when admission is free, that’s even better. When Stephanie Marrinan was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts in the ’90s, SUNY New Paltz presented wonderful Shakespeare under...
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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From trail to trestle

From trail to trestle

Last Saturday the Wallkill Valley Land Trust held a ceremony opening a connector trail under the Rosendale Trestle. The iconic 940-foor-long trestle, opened to the public a year ago after a $1.5-million renovation, provides a spectacular vista on the scenic rail-trail. “Along with our partners, Open Space Institute, we knew it was critical that visitors...
Rosendale Farmers’ Market relocates to theatre parking lot

Rosendale Farmers’ Market relocates to theatre parking lot

Though its continued operation seemed dubious as of the end of the 2013 harvest season, the Rosendale Farmers’ Market has found a new home. Its organizers seem pleased with where they’ve landed. The Rosendale Theatre parking lot right behind the cinema at 408 Main Street (Route 213) is centrally located. “We’ve made a good transition...
Marena Mitchell: Red planet

Marena Mitchell: Red planet

I’m a semi-firm believer in astrology and I’d say the people in my life are a 50/50 split between believers and non-believers. I’m totally sold on the personal aspect — the descriptions of personalities and the way chart readings can be used to help us understand how we act and react with others, etc. As...
Casual eatery at Brookside Farm offers tasty organic food and great views

Casual eatery at Brookside Farm offers tasty organic food and great views

Driving south on Albany Post Road in Gardiner, with eyes on the road and preoccupied by thoughts of errands to run, there’s a fleeting impression of picturesque farms and pastoral landscape passing by. Much of it goes by too quickly to appreciate. But look for the sandwich board on the side of the road approaching...
Renovation work closes Sky Top Tower for the summer

Renovation work closes Sky Top Tower for the summer

If a New Paltz resident wanted to show where he or she lives to someone who doesn’t speak a common language, the simplest method would be to draw a dog-legged horizontal line to represent the Sky Top cliff and add a little rectangle on top for the Albert K. Smiley Memorial Tower. It’s so iconic...
New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

It is official now: Former Detective Sgt. Robert Lucchesi is the New Paltz Police Department’s (NPPD) new second-in-command. Lt. Lucchesi was sworn in last week during a special ceremony at Town Hall. Supervisor Susan Zimet said they were “delighted to have him representing our town.” Town Hall and the NPPD had been in extended negotiations...
New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

Neighbors on Plains Road met with New Paltz village and town officials June 19 to discuss how drinking water exploration has impacted them. For some people, initial well tests imbued sulfur taste into their water. For others, the search for a backup water supply dropped the water table inside their well. One resident, Michael Burke,...
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...