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New Paltz police fleet now has two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles

New Paltz police fleet now has two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles

Capping an effort that has brought together career law-enforcement officers, budget hawks and environmental volunteers, New Paltz’s police fleet now includes two hybrid SUVs among its vehicles. Carrying on an initiative put into motion by his predecessor, Chief Robert Lucchesi worked with climate-smart community’s task force to make law enforcement a greener endeavor, both living more lightly on the earth, and reducing not insignificantly the overall cost of vehicle ownership.

New Paltz condemns Capitol attack

New Paltz condemns Capitol attack

Members of New Paltz’s town council and village board of trustees have jointly denounced the chaos which beset the halls of congress on January 6, and called for a full investigation into those events, as well as the resignation or removal of elected officials who helped incite the violence, specifically including President Trump.

How local school districts are handling the intense news cycle

How local school districts are handling the intense news cycle

“We received some suggestions from the state and we’ve also gotten some suggestions from Boces, they did some research,” Kingston Superintendent Paul Padalino said. “But overall, our teachers know what they’re doing. They know how to handle their students. They know when it’s appropriate to have these conversations and at what depth. I try to leave things in their hands to cover these kinds of situations.”

News & notes (1/20/21)

News & notes (1/20/21)

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