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Clearwater lays off half of staff; could face closure

Clearwater lays off half of staff; could face closure

Among the many entities hard-hit financially by the COVID-19 pandemic are small regional not-for-profit organizations, which tend to operate on lean budgets even in the best of times. For some, the blow from the economy’s screeching to a halt may prove to be one from which the group simply cannot recover. Teetering on the brink of such disaster right now is the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, the organization founded by Pete Seeger in the late 1960s to raise public awareness about the ecosystems of the Hudson estuary and the pollution threatening them, by means of building a replica of a historic sailing vessel.

Town of New Paltz to conduct community survey on open space and historic preservation

Town of New Paltz to conduct community survey on open space and historic preservation

The Town of New Paltz is conducting a community survey to determine what New Paltz residents consider as open space and historic preservation priorities for the community in the future. The survey is designed to explore protection of the community’s open spaces, recreational assets, habitats, farmland and historic features. It is the first step in updating the Town’s Open Space Plan, written in 2006, and integrating it with its inventory of historic landmarks and features.