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New Paltz village limits building height to 3 stories on north side

New Paltz village limits building height to 3 stories on north side

The decision, which affects a mixed-use zoning area along North Chestnut Street, will reduce the current limit by one story. “We already have a downtown New Paltz,” said former mayor Tom Nyquist, expressing a view which is common among those seeking to scale back the current rules. Others, like architect David Toder, whose mixed-use Zero Place development is proposed for the area ,see the blighted North Chestnut corridor as precisely where a vision of 21st-century development should be unfurled.

Where’s SUNY?

Where’s SUNY?

When it comes to public higher education, New Yorkers deserve better. We are a state with considerable wealth, a highly educated citizenship, and we pay our fair share of taxes. We don’t deserve to see the next list of the best colleges and universities put out by some national media source only to find SUNY either non-existent or hidden near the bottom.

New Paltz resident nabbed by ICE agents outside of town court

New Paltz resident nabbed by ICE agents outside of town court

New Paltz resident Matthew Rojas was picked up outside of the New Paltz Justice Court last week by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The incident has given a face to the ongoing debate about immigration reform, as friends raise money for Rojas’ defense and local officials consider how best to respond to tactics which have been characterized as both a challenge to the town’s sanctuary law and disrespect for the local justice system.