Carol Roper tree to be planted in New Paltz

The late Carol Roper will be honored with a tree at the New Paltz Community Center, which will be planted next month. A village resident brought the request to the Shade Tree Commission there. Supervisor Neil Bettez is also a member of that body and was aware of a small amount of shared town-village money that could be used for such a purpose, with town council approval. Roper passed away early during the pandemic shutdown last year, and as a result, little attention was paid at the time. The rationale for the request to the Shade Tree Commission was . . .

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