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SUNY-New Paltz approves new names for college buildings

SUNY-New Paltz approves new names for college buildings

The names are being changed because the buildings’ namesakes, the founding families of the town, owned slaves prior to slavery’s abolition in New York State. The new building names pay homage to local geographic features. They will be assigned to the campus buildings to mirror their actual locations – for instance, Lefevre Hall, the eastern-most of the buildings, will become Shawangunk Hall, because the Shawangunk Ridge is the eastern-most of these features.

Woodstock 50 festival lineup announced; headliners include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Dead & Company

Woodstock 50 festival lineup announced; headliners include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Dead & Company

The full lineup for this summer’s Woodstock 50 festival has been announced. Scheduled for August 16-18 in Watkins Glen, the festival is promoter Michael Lang’s anniversary event marking the original Aquarian Festival from 1969. The event will have three stages and three smaller “neighborhoods,” each with their own food and programming and “glamping” opportunities.