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Woodstock Library funding proposal goes to voters November 3

Woodstock Library funding proposal goes to voters November 3

As they vote for president, member of Congress and state legislature,  Woodstock residents are reminded to turn over the ballot to vote on whether their public  library can borrow $5.8 million to replace the current building at 5 Library Lane with a two-story, 12,500-square-foot structure. They probably don’t need much of a reminder, though. The local issue has gained more than its share of attention.

Rapping New Paltz cop reinstated

Rapping New Paltz cop reinstated

New Paltz police officer Robert Sisco will not lose his job on account of the controversial rap video he posted on social media in June, though he will be on disciplinary probation for four years. The lyrics in the rap included a call to hang Hillary Clinton “for treason,” blamed China for the “whole coronavirus” and declared “There’s only two genders.” Critics slammed the performance as “transphobic” and questioned whether the officer could be trusted to provide equal law enforcement protection to transgender citizens.