Laura Petit, involved in a long career in public service, retired at the end of last year from the job of recycling coordinator in New Paltz. Petit took on the role in 2008, redefining a position that had been part of then-highway superintendent Phil Johnson’s duties, transforming the facility at the end of Clearwater Road from the “town dump” it was sometimes still called at the time into a “reuse center” where a significant amount of material was removed from the waste stream altogether . . .
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