The Ulster County Legislature last week approved $12,500 in funding for Ulster Performing Arts Center in a 13-9 vote following a debate about whether the theater should be eligible for aid when so many other residents and businesses are suffering.
Kingston High School Class of 2013 alum Zack Short made his major league baseball debut with the Detroit Tigers last week, playing both third and second base over his first two games and earning his first ever hit.
Plans call for all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2040, retrofitting 1000 homes per year by 2025, and expanding training programs for growing jobs like solar panel installer.
Three alumni of Saugerties High School’s renowned Computer Video Production program won Sports Emmy Awards in 2020 for their work as associate producers on MLB Tonight on the MLB Network.
As with many elementary schools across the region, Grant D. Morse Elementary in the Saugerties Central School District recently left its hybrid learning model behind in favor of returning as many students to the classroom as possible. According to Principal Donald Dieckmann, it’s been a success.
The spring sports season got underway in New Paltz last week when the boys’ golf team dispatched Mid-Hudson Athletic League opponent F.D.R. 169-172.
School officials in the Saugerties Central School District last week detailed a $66,536,965 proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year, an increase of 0.098 percent over the 2020-21 plan. The proposal includes a property tax levy of $41,522,330, an increase of 2.19 percent, the maximum allowed under the state cap for the district.
The New Paltz High School varsity volleyball team saw its Fall 2 season come to an end as it fell 3-1 to Highland in the Section 9, Class B semifinals.
Dubbed “button up packages” by an architect involved in the project since the beginning, the Kingston school board earlier this month approved spending $840,925 to put the finishing touches on the Kingston High School Second Century Project. Even with the additional work, the expansion and renovation project at the high school’s Broadway campus is still expected to come in at roughly $16.5 million under the $137.5 million budget.
As with all aspects of education, everything changed for school sports when the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. While some sports came back to local school districts over the winter, a month-long abbreviated “Fall 2” season just wrapped up. How did it go and how will schools adapt lessons learned as the spring sports season gets underway?