Interior renovations at the Institute for Family Health, located at 279 Main Street in New Paltz, will mean that patients at more than 30 locations will actually speak to someone in New Paltz for all their health concerns, eventually including the possibility of some of those patients never actually seeing a doctor through the use of tele-medicine.
The information would be factored in for any future developments proposed for the areas. Six diﬀerent areas are proposed for the designation, representing riparian, wetland and forested areas. They trace the Wallkill and Kleine Kill, the Swarte Kill and Plutarch wetlands and the large forest tracts of Plutarch, Clearwater and Stony Kill. The Shawangunk Ridge is also included.
New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers wants people to know that not only is stealing bad, but stealing water from a fire hydrant is far from a victimless crime.
New Paltz School Board members are already deep into the process to replace Maria Rice as superintendent, with an eye on having a new person at the helm this summer. A considerable amount of time at the January 8 board meeting was devoted to striking the best balance between efficiency and transparency during this closely-watched process. A dedicated page on the district web site is being used to compile publicly available information about the search, and applications to participate in one of the focus groups were due the same day as this meeting.
The town hopes to receive Climate Smart bronze or silver certification. Actions it has taken toward that end include preparing plans to reduce emissions from municipal sources, an assessment of the town’s vulnerability to climate change and enacting community choice aggregation legislation, which changed the default electricity supply option for residents to renewable sources.
Nearly half the members of the Democratic committee in New Paltz are “severing their relationships” with that group, citing backroom politics and age discrimination, according to a statement released by the now-former committee members.
A photo in New Paltz Times caused controversy last week when residents complained that a hand gesture made by a village employee signified “white power.” After looking into the matter, Mayor Tim Rogers says the village concluded the whole thing was a misunderstanding and that no village employee was trying to start a race war in a weekly paper.
New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers has his village’s fire station on his mind, but it’s only one of several large projects that will be started, concluded or be moved significantly forward in 2020.
New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez expects that 2020 will be year of clearing projects from the to-do list, or at least moving them forward to a certain conclusion. Relocating town police and courts, which in turn opens up options to finally close down the temporary trailers put in by Susan Zimet to replace the moldy old town hall, will be the centerpiece, but other major infrastructure projects are also moving closer to a conclusion.
After 14 years on the job and two years after her official retirement, Maria Rice finished her career as superintendent of the New Paltz Central School District just before Christmas.