The month of July began not only with high temperatures, but a spate of unconnected fires that tested the limits of New Paltz volunteer firefighters.
After a high-speed chase along Route 299 in Lloyd ended with the death of a New Paltz woman whose vehicle was hit head-on in a July 1 incident, locals are seeking to better understand why such pursuits occur.
This summer, writer Erin Quinn will share some of her favorite off-the-beaten path adventures right in our own backyard: first up is kayaking
on Chodikee Lake.
From the 1950s until 2010, Hartman was totally involved in all sports, as a player at Rondout and onto coaching and running the sports program at Wallkill, and eventually as a (mostly) friendly critic of the entire local sports scene.
The so-called Dollar General project is much larger and more complex than the nickname might suggest. Three parcels, totaling 21.7 acres, along Rt. 9W and including the existing Burger King, Trustco Bank, and a strip mall are included. A Dollar General would be constructed on one of those lots, and a 72-unit apartment complex would be built behind those businesses, with the strip mall refurbished to match.
Did you miss New Paltz’s Independence Day fireworks celebration this year? You’re not alone; attendance at the Ulster County Fairgrounds was unusually light, despite the welcome return to fine summer weather after a week of oppressive heat and humidity.
Visitors to Ireland are often impressed by the legendary Irish hospitality. Not everyone is so inspired by it they come home and create their own bed-and-breakfast, but for Alana Colucci, proprietor of the newly opened Watergrasshill Bed & Breakfast on Phillies Bridge Road in New Paltz, that’s exactly what happened.
Local officials argue that eliminating free Sunday parking would increase revenue for the village itself, and would potentially increase revenue for local business owners, as well. However, many residents are skeptical.
Saw Kill Brook, which SUNY New Paltz students may know as “The Gunk,” has tested high for the bacteria enterococcus and will be tested for e. coli next.
The Save Tillson Lake group is fighting the Palisades Interstate Park Commission’s plan to remove an earthen dam, which would drain the man-made lake in Gardiner. The group was not happy that Riverkeeper, one of the most prominent environmental groups in the Hudson Valley, is supporting the plan. A Riverkeeper habitat manager argues that the plan would restore the natural flow of the Palmaghatt Kill, a tributary of the Wallkill River, which would benefit several species of fish and invertebrates.