Students headed to school in the Wallkill School District got a shake-up Tuesday morning at the intersection of routes 44/55 and 208.
The gas station at the corner of Oakwood and Main in New Paltz could get a face lift, which will result in considerably more retail space in the front, if owner Michael Khorassani gets his way.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last November that, as part of an effort to erect more statues of women throughout the state, one of Sojourner Truth will be sited along the Empire State Trail. Town leaders in New Paltz think that it should be here, as New Paltz is the place she called home for 18 years, and they’ve both passed a resolution and launched an online petition to bring Truth home.
Yvette Moscatello had a moment between errands, she recalls, and ran into the Stewart’s in Modena to grab a cup of coffee. On a whim, she also bought a $2,500 a week for life lottery ticket because the colors caught her eye. It was a good choice, as she ended up getting the top prize, making her Ulster County’s first and New York’s ninth million-dollar-plus lottery winner this year.
Opponents of the project, which would include 46 apartments over a floor of retail space and be located in the village on North Chestnut St., said the hearing should be kept open because important details are still up in the air. But planners concluded that would result in a feedback loop, with adjustments made in response to comments prompting further comments, ad infinitum.
Town officials questioned the sheriff and assistant district attorney on the URGENT task force’s use of minor informants and whether it inquired about immigration status. The town is weighing whether to continue to participate in the drug and gang task force, which includes officers from town and city police departments throughout the county.
Helping parents discover some of the ways that teens keep evidence of both drugs and self-harm hidden from family members was the purpose of a recent program at the town’s youth center called “Hidden in Plain Sight.”
Water is a resource which must be managed and protected to ensure that this remains the case. That’s the crux of what a variety of experts agreed during a public forum on campus called “Our Drinking Water Challenges: Infrastructure, Local Water and Protecting Open Space.”
Supervisor Neil Bettez acknowledged at the meeting that this would be a loss of choice, but he believes the benefits gained are worth it.
A planned session on racial equity scheduled for the January 24 meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education didn’t go entirely as organizers may have intended, but community members organized around this issue appear to have gotten closer to achieving one of their goals, the establishment of a board committee that would oversee such issues in the district.