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New Paltz teachers claim job transfers made in retaliation for speaking out, decry district’s lack of face-to-face communication

New Paltz teachers claim job transfers made in retaliation for speaking out, decry district’s lack of face-to-face communication

The teachers were angry and frustrated with the district over several employment situations. They were not happy about the elimination of the four sys-ops positions in the coming school year; the systems operation specialists who work as technology assistants to the teachers at each of the schools, helping students navigate complicated software. But their particular focus was what they characterized as unwarranted, unwanted transfers of longtime teachers to assignments elsewhere in the district, far removed from their field of expertise.

Troubled Woodstock 50 festival will need a new location

Troubled Woodstock 50 festival will need a new location

The Woodstock 50 Festival will not be held at the Watkins Glen International racetrack, according to a statement issued by the venue this afternoon. The announcement leaves festival promoters just over two months to find an alternate location before the planned Aug. 16-18 event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 festival and is being organized by original promoter Michael Lang.