All posts by Sharyn Flanagan

Stardust memories

Stardust memories

May 17-19: Bethel Woods celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with Lunar Weekend’s sleepover in the museum and Deep Field symphonic film filled with Hubble Telescope imagery. What effect did space travel have on the 400,000 young people who descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm just weeks after the Moon landing?

Ulster County Poorhouse sculpture unveiling set for May 15

Ulster County Poorhouse sculpture unveiling set for May 15

The Ulster County Poorhouse opened in New Paltz in 1828, at the site on Libertyville Road where the Ulster County Fairgrounds and county pool complex are now located. The facility closed in 1976 after having housed thousands of people in the intervening years. Some were classified as “insane” or “intemperate,” but the records show just as many who were admitted because of old age, sickness or disability. There were unwed mothers, “debauched” women, abandoned wives, babies and children, former slaves and recent immigrants injured while employed building the Catskill Aqueduct and D & H Canal.

New Paltz Regatta returns

New Paltz Regatta returns

The New Paltz Regatta returns for its 64th iteration on Sunday, May 5. With any luck, the sun will shine, but even if it rains again as it did at last year’s event — and the event the year before — the show will go on.

New Paltz school budget proposal ups tax levy 4 percent

New Paltz school budget proposal ups tax levy 4 percent

The New Paltz Central School District will ask voters to approve a $63,640,000 budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The vote will be held at the high school on Tuesday, May 21. The budget reflects a 2.98 percent increase over the current 2018-19 budget and includes a 3.98 percent tax levy increase.