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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.

Sowing seeds of community: The New Paltz Rescue Squad

Sowing seeds of community: The New Paltz Rescue Squad

Most encounters with an ambulance are quite pedestrian: the flashing lights and wailing siren signal it’s time to pull the car over and let the members of the rescue squad pass. What’s a momentary pause in the lives of those New Paltz residents might represent a critical moment in the life of someone else, as that ambulance is bringing to their door a crew of professionals with sufficient equipment to do anything that might otherwise happen in a hospital emergency room.

Caremount Medical to move into ShopRite Plaza in New Paltz

Caremount Medical to move into ShopRite Plaza in New Paltz

This is the latest in a series of steps intended to revitalize the plaza. The controversial parking lot redesign was a required prerequisite to amending the site plan. That work, intended to bring the lot up to current safety standards, is still brought up by locals without prompting because the new configuration remains unpopular. It’s yet to be seen if any plans to update ShopRite itself will be brought to a Planning Board meeting.