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Calls for transparency on county’s redevelopment of former TechCity building

Calls for transparency on county’s redevelopment of former TechCity building

Who will be the next owner of a large building on the former IBM campus in the town of Ulster, and to what use will it be put? One county official and a member of the public asked for more transparency on these and other questions at a January 11 public hearing held by the Ulster County Legislature, which is in the process of seeking a buyer for the property that came into the county’s hands following a foreclosure in November of 2019.

As SUNY New Paltz preps for another semester of hybrid learning, students rethink their plans

As SUNY New Paltz preps for another semester of hybrid learning, students rethink their plans

The spring semester at SUNY New Paltz will be similar to fall, offering a mix of in-person, hybrid and fully online classes, with testing and quarantine required for students and faculty before entering campus. While not much has changed in that regard, the grind of pandemic-related restrictions seems to be taking its toll on students. Citing the distractions of world events, less engaging nature of remote learning, and lack of in-person clubs and socialization, many are altering their plans. Some have decided to plan for an earlier graduation, others have had to switch to a part-time schedule and others dropped out completely. 

New Nelly’s offers authentic Dominican food in New Paltz

New Nelly’s offers authentic Dominican food in New Paltz

It may come as a surprise to some Anglo folks who are used to thinking of Latin American food as “too spicy” that this slow-simmering style is the essence of Dominican cuisine. And you can get the real thing in New Paltz these days: at New Nelly’s II, which last year took over the little shop at 235 Main Street that formerly housed Amazin’ Melts, directly across from Ulster Savings Bank.

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.