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New York Times publisher talks about journalism’s future on stage at SUNY New Paltz

New York Times publisher talks about journalism’s future on stage at SUNY New Paltz

It was standing-room-only for a conversation at SUNY New Paltz this past Wednesday with journalistic peers Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times, and James Ottaway, Jr., formerly the chairman of Ottaway Newspapers and the retired director of Dow Jones, Inc. The crowd overflowed Lecture Center 100 into the hallways and lobby, where others interested in the talk “Trust, Truth and the Future of Journalism” could watch the discussion live on large screens.

Circus performance benefits New Paltz playground fund

Circus performance benefits New Paltz playground fund

The circus is coming to New Paltz – not just any circus, but the Cole All-Star Circus, founded in 1938: a mom-and-pop version of Cirque de Soleil, with acrobatic performances, jugglers, trapeze artists, fire-eaters and more. They are a fundraising organization dedicated to entertaining entire families while at the same time raising money for charitable causes. In the case of New Paltz, this would be for the new Hasbrouck Park Playground fund.

New Paltz water declared safe to drink, but questions linger

New Paltz water declared safe to drink, but questions linger

About this time last week, the village of New Paltz issued its “do not drink” advisory for municipal water. Just over four days later it was lifted after remediation efforts yielded “no detectable signs of petroleum compound” in the drinking water. Here’s an updated look at what happened and what to expect going forward.  

New Paltz testing reservoirs for possible spill

New Paltz testing reservoirs for possible spill

All of New Paltz is wondering: What’s in the water? While residents and businesses make due with bottled water, state officials are seeking the answer. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has stepped in to test the Village of New Paltz’s reservoirs and implement remedial measures in case there has been a spill or contaminants in the drinking water supply for approximately 14,000 residents.