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New Paltz police fleet now has two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles

New Paltz police fleet now has two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles

Capping an effort that has brought together career law-enforcement officers, budget hawks and environmental volunteers, New Paltz’s police fleet now includes two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles. Carrying on an initiative put into motion by his predecessor, Chief Robert Lucchesi worked with climate-smart community’s task force to make law enforcement a greener endeavor, both living more lightly on the earth, and reducing not insignificantly the overall cost of vehicle ownership.

New Paltz condemns Capitol attack

New Paltz condemns Capitol attack

Members of New Paltz’s town council and village board of trustees have jointly denounced the chaos which beset the halls of congress on January 6, and called for a full investigation into those events, as well as the resignation or removal of elected officials who helped incite the violence, specifically including President Trump.

New Paltz councilman Brownstein to bow out

New Paltz councilman Brownstein to bow out

David Brownstein will not seek a second term on the New Paltz Town Board in November. During the campaign in 2017, Brownstein expressed the desire to bring “a different level of civility” to the twice-monthly town meetings, which had been characterized by tension and sharp language directed by elected officials to each other and to members of the public.