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Options few for remote learning at area schools

Options few for remote learning at area schools

Local school districts opened their doors for the 2021-22 academic year last week, hosting the first in-person autumn classes since September 2019. While some parents have expressed concern about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they were informed last month that a planned remote learning option through Ulster BOCES was not going to happen.

KHS Career Center provides a map

KHS Career Center provides a map

Now entering its fourth year, the Kingston High School Internship and Career Center is a pathway to employment for students in the district. The center grew out of a tiny home build in Saugerties where Kingston students were given an opportunity to work and receive training over the summer.

Feeling powerless when the lights go out

Feeling powerless when the lights go out

My relationship to power outages changed on Thursday, September 9 when it was, in fact, raining pretty hard. The crack of a falling tree woke me at 2 a.m., and the house quivered slightly. I got up to look around and discovered the house was intact. However, the power was out. It was hard to get back to sleep, as I pictured the creek flooding up the driveway (again), the next tree smashing through the roof. I tried to regain a sense of security by praying, and eventually, in the midst of paraphrasing the Lord’s Prayer, I fell back asleep.

Tour De Kingston and Ulster

Tour De Kingston and Ulster

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County’s Tour De Kingston and Ulster bike event returns to Forsyth Park Sunday, Sept 12 with a number of rides for ages and skill levels ranging from a free five-mile family ride to 25-50 mile road rides aimed at seasoned cyclists.