Politics & Government

New Paltz rapping cop could be fired for social media posts 

New Paltz rapping cop could be fired for social media posts 

New Paltz town council members, acting in their capacity as police commissioners, have agreed to move ahead with trying to terminate officer Robert Sisco from the police force at their January 21 meeting. The circumstances surrounding that decision are partially hidden behind the curtain of executive session, but what’s known publicly has led to one town resident claiming that there’s a racial bias in how officers are disciplined.

New Paltz councilman Brownstein to bow out

New Paltz councilman Brownstein to bow out

David Brownstein will not seek a second term on the New Paltz Town Board in November. During the campaign in 2017, Brownstein expressed the desire to bring “a different level of civility” to the twice-monthly town meetings, which had been characterized by tension and sharp language directed by elected officials to each other and to members of the public.