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New Paltz no place for hate

New Paltz no place for hate

The New Paltz High School and New Paltz Middle School have joined 1600 schools across the country who have met the requirements of the AntiDefamation League’s No Place for Hate® program. In accordance with the school district’s initiatives on racial equity and the New York State Education Department’s continuum of well-being, both schools have been officially designated as “no places for hate” schools. 

Case of New Paltz cop suspended for controversial rap now in arbitration

Case of New Paltz cop suspended for controversial rap now in arbitration

According to New Paltz town supervisor Neil Bettez, the resolution was a carefully worded legal step in a process to try to terminate the officer. Discipline of police officers is laid out in their union contract, Bettez said, and firing an officer without going through the process laid out in the document would probably put the town on the losing end of a lawsuit. The matter will be decided through binding arbitration, involving a hearing before an arbitrer. Sisco was originally placed on paid administrative leave, but Bettez said he was no longer being paid.

Maritime Museum reopens in Kingston

Maritime Museum reopens in Kingston

As the mid-Hudson region enters phase 4 of re-opening, the Hudson River Maritime Museum on the Rondout Creek in Kingston will be open to the public on a new reduced schedule starting this Friday, July 11. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., the museum galleries will operate at 25 percent capacity. Admission pricing remains the same as before the pandemic — $9 for adults, $6 for seniors and children.

Van DeWater wins GOP primary for NY-19

Van DeWater wins GOP primary for NY-19

After trailing by 465 votes out of about 10,000 district-wide in the Election Day results for the GOP nomination to oppose first-term Democratic congressman Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck this November, Kyle Van DeWater, an up-and-coming Dutchess County lawyer, a decorated Army veteran and a major in the Army Reserves, reversed the numbers with an overwhelming plurality in the absentee ballots against Ola Hawatmeh from Poughkeepsie.