In numerous ways the Lawsons, who raised their three sons in a house on Foxhall Avenue in a predominantly white neighborhood, bridged Kingston’s racial divide. But racism’s spectre often raised its head in forms that, though occasionally covert, were always painful.
Earlier this year, Kingston Boy Scout Troop 7 members Austin Murphy and Alex Wells attained Scouting’s highest achievement — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Several local teens were recently recognized for good works.
Not only was he one of the primary moving forces in the Black Studies Department for decades (and its longtime chair), he is also the former director of the New York African American Institute, a member of the New York State Freedom Trail Commission, historian for the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center in New York City and a much-published historian.
In Newburgh, where the districtwide motto is “We Are One,” a third-grade teacher with 21 years in the classroom is taking the message halfway around the globe in May.
For anyone who’s looking for a satisfying way to serve their community, while enjoying teamwork and camaraderie, the Woodstock Fire Department is holding an informational open house on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Woodstock Fire Company One, 242 Tinker Street.
A reception to announce the winners was held on Tuesday evening, April 9. In the end, “Down Dusty Roads” by Leo Portuese took the prize in the other category, “Beauty” by Grace Witte took the prize in the landscape category and “The Flute” by Anna Kimber took the award for best portrait.
Discarded food, buried in a pile with no oxygen, produces methane, a greenhouse gas about 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide, the most frequently identified culprit in climate change.
Earth Day officially falls on April 22, but this year, New Paltz will be celebrating it at several locations the following Saturday, April 27.
Whether it’s labeled Alzheimer’s, dementia, or forgetfulness, when an adult manifests cognitive difficulties and memory issues, both the individual and family members have challenges to face. As Shandaken residents Rachel and George (not their real names) cope with these problems, they are hoping a local support group can make their lives easier.