“Being on the road was an awesome experience,” Asis says of playing guitar in the band Tiger Piss, “and I would never take that back, but I always had the dream of scoring ﬁlms.”
After a 48-year career in the New Paltz Central School District, New Paltz High School Principal Barbara Clinton is retiring, effective July 5. This leaves the school district with three principals to hire for the 2019-2020 school year.
The primary message that came across throughout the evening from those who asked questions or made statements was the desire to see more proactive action from the district in addressing issues of safety that include outside threats coming into the schools and internal issues such as reported incidents of racism, bullying and sexual harassment on school property.
The majority of students take lessons in the “comprehensive group class.” Five students of varying ages – from second graders up through high school seniors – work at one of five keyboards (with headphones) in the same room but at their own pace, on their own level.
Sunday, March 3: St. Baldrick’s Day, the cancer fundraising event in which participants have their head shaved after gathering donations from sponsors, is back and it’s “bigger and balder” than ever in Saugerties.
The Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz will host their annual open house this Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event offers parents and children the opportunity to explore the Waldorf philosophy and academic offerings at the school while enjoying music and refreshments, craft-making, bread-baking and a puppet show.
According to a statement presented by the New Paltz Racial Equity Coalition and Sisters of Sojourner Truth, and signed by 124 persons, the district administration is framing incidents as isolated and rare which are actually frequent and connected.
While the story is ﬁctional, it takes place in a real time and place and the things that happen around the characters are real events, says author Rena Blumenthal.
Dennis Jacobs has strong feelings about the value of local businesses within the community. “That’s where the heart of America is.”
It’s been 20 years since Michael Migliore and Yancey Stanforth-Migliore launched Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery in Gardiner. But it was 20 years before that Michael, shortly after beginning a career with IBM as a semiconductor engineer, first began experimenting with planting grapes on the land. “The winery was originally meant to be a retirement business for Michael,” says Yancey, “but the joke is always that the one thing he’s failed miserably at is retirement! That has not happened.”