It’s been a little over two weeks since a Saugerties man killed his father in the parking lot of a New Paltz diner and shot himself after losing control of his vehicle following a police pursuit, and investigators are still trying to piece together why it happened.
Full-time access to that playground was cut oﬀ when it was fenced in with the pool a number of years ago.
Despite receiving a letter signed by more than 100 New Paltz High School graduating seniors asking to hold their commencement ceremony on the football field, as has been the tradition over the years, school officials have denied the students’ petition and will hold graduation in the SUNY New Paltz gymnasium on Wednesday, June 26.
The Ulster County Transportation Council, in partnership with the Village of New Paltz, Wallkill Valley Land Trust and Historic Huguenot Street, has announced the beginning of a planning and community engagement process addressing the future use and design of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in the Village of New Paltz.
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.
A gathering of some 50-60 people in front of Elting Library as the “Rise Against Hate” rally began on Saturday, June 8, soon swelled to a crowd of nearly 200 like-minded souls, who came out on a sunny afternoon to stand in solidarity against recent incidents of racism and anti-Semitism in New Paltz schools.
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.
The incident occurred last week on Wurts Ave. in the village of New Paltz. Police are still investigating, and so far have not released any information on the suspects.
Lia Lynn Rosen’s new community-based clay studio in Rosendale, A Potter on Main Street, is a place where people can learn to make their own functional pottery.
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.