Like most festival-orchestra summer programs, Music in the Mountains did aim to please, when required to. On or near the fourth of July, a concert program might feature some popular works of Copland with solemn live narration by Estelle Parsons. And the crowd would repair to the Tripping Fields for fireworks.
Ulster County Commissioner of Health Dr. Carol Smith announced today that an employee at Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston has tested positive this week for the COVID-19 virus. Anyone who has shopped at this Mother Earth store from July 1st to July 5 is urged to promptly contact their primary care physician and seek testing, or contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan declared next week, July 12-19, will be “Get Tested Week.” The initiative aims to encourage residents to get tested for COVID-19. “Anyone and everyone is eligible and encouraged to get tested,” said Ryan.
After a survey, reviewing the Highland High School Class of 2020 survey results, the school district has decided to reschedule an in-person graduation on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. The rain date will be July 31.
New Paltz’s highway department will be repairing Butterville Road, Gatehouse Road and North Ohioville Road from VanAlst north to the town line from July 21 to 23.
The Mark Gruber Gallery has re-opened in a new location at #13 in the New Paltz Plaza — four doors up from its old spot and now next to the Royal King Dry Cleaners.
Following the nation’s Pride Month celebrations, Elting Memorial Library will present a program about the recent Supreme Court LGBTQ decision on July 13 at 7 p.m.
The plan calls for this section of the rail-trail to be widened to approximately twelve feet, with crushed stone as the main surface material, raised crosswalks at every intersection, signage and wayfinding maps. The plan also proposes a shade structure, stone benches, amphitheater seating, a wooden fence, stools and tables, and landscaping around the area of the trail that border.
Zero Place, the net-zero building going up on Route 32 in New Paltz, may still be opened in September despite pandemic-related construction delays according to developer David Shepler.
The New Paltz High School and New Paltz Middle School have joined 1600 schools across the country who have met the requirements of the AntiDefamation League’s No Place for Hate® program. In accordance with the school district’s initiatives on racial equity and the New York State Education Department’s continuum of well-being, both schools have been officially designated as “no places for hate” schools.