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New Paltz wants Sojourner Truth statue

New Paltz wants Sojourner Truth statue

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last November that, as part of an effort to erect more statues of women throughout the state, one of Sojourner Truth will be sited along the Empire State Trail. Town leaders in New Paltz think that it should be here, as New Paltz is the place she called home for 18 years, and they’ve both passed a resolution and launched an online petition to bring Truth home.

Hudson Valley win-for-life lottery winner bought ticket on a whim

Hudson Valley win-for-life lottery winner bought ticket on a whim

Yvette Moscatello had a moment between errands, she recalls, and ran into the Stewart’s in Modena to grab a cup of coffee. On a whim, she also bought a $2,500 a week for life lottery ticket because the colors caught her eye. It was a good choice, as she ended up getting the top prize, making her Ulster County’s first and New York’s ninth million-dollar-plus lottery winner this year.

New Paltz closes public hearing on Zero Place

New Paltz closes public hearing on Zero Place

Opponents of the project, which would include 46 apartments over a floor of retail space and be located in the village on North Chestnut St., said the hearing should be kept open because important details are still up in the air. But planners concluded that would result in a feedback loop, with adjustments made in response to comments prompting further comments, ad infinitum.