While the event featured no voting or other evidence of political theater which can be the hallmark of this political process, its organizers opted for a process that sidelined not only non-party members, but other local candidates and members of the press, as well.
Incumbent town supervisor Marybeth Majestic, a registered Democrat who won on the Republican line in 2015, failed in her bid to snare the Democratic Party nomination this time around.
So, how did the one-time MHAL wrestling champion and MHAL 110 hurdles and pole vault champion, and noted free-spirit, come to be the guiding force behind a tech program for kids?
Schenker laughs. “It was unusual.”
Organizers of the memorial to the indigent of Ulster County are ready to take the next step: get the statue
Music is definitely the focus of the festival, and all proceeds over and above the $55,000 cost of putting on the event benefits the music departments of the Kingston, New Paltz and Rondout Valley school districts. Proceeds help fund scholarships for area youth to attend music summer camps or music schools and provide instruments for qualified area students. Admission to the festival was free, but goodwill donations gratefully accepted.
The story is set in an animal sanctuary considering the needs of some endangered wild relatives and was written before the recent refugee crisis, but the resonance is there.
The park was established without trash cans, in part to ensure town employees wouldn’t have to visit it for regular maintenance.
Three persons were injured, one severely, when a deck in the town collapsed on July 4. Regular inspections could prevent future accidents.
Seeking state funding for improvements to the courts and a new playground, New Paltz officials are considering grouping the playground together with a proposal for a new field at the “Field of Dreams” on Libertyville Rd.
Moriello Pool was finally opened last Friday, July 7, although the kiddie pool will need to have its chemicals balanced before it’s deemed ready.