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.
Tests on Wednesday following remediation efforts found no measurable levels of petroleum in the village water supply. More testing and flushing of the system will be done before the “do not drink” advisory will be lifted.
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.
The walls located outside of the Student Support Center at the New Paltz Middle School have come alive with a new mural that is rife with vibrant colors and local imagery.
He has spent most of his life fighting to protect and serve the people of his community; but now, at age 56, Paul Hansut, one of Highland’s native sons, is facing a different kind of battle: one for his life.
The fourth-generation Lloyd resident may be new to the supervisor’s position, but he’s not new to the inner workings of Town Hall or politics.
For a small town, New Paltz is home to many ultrarunners and now its own ultramarathon.
The well-trained, skilled and volunteer stonecutters and trail-builders known as the Jolly Rovers have been creating pathways to some of the most iconic places throughout public parks in our region for the past decade.
It was a Rockwellian winter night this past Friday as hundreds of local residents paraded through Historic Huguenot Street, carrying paper lanterns and children bundled in snowsuits and woolen onesies. The crisp outlines of the stone houses cast shadows on the ice-layered snow as carolers and eager children gathered around the Northern spruce on the Deyo House lawn for the seventh annual community tree-lighting ceremony.
This year, the Trot was named in honor of longtime Family of New Paltz director Kathy Cartagena, who passed away earlier this year. True to her spirit, the event garnered upwards of $40,000 and had so many participants that the organizers ran out of race bibs.