“I definitely thought I was going to be a teacher my entire life, but this turned out to be better,” Gillian Murphy relates. “I had planned to get my Master’s in Education at New Paltz, but it didn’t happen because I fell in love with libraries. This is my calling.”
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The Interfaith Earth Action, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition and the Caring for Creation Committee of the Reformed Church of New Paltz are sponsoring an Earth Day Unbound, an Atypical Earth Day Fair during Earth Week on April 19-25. The event is free, online at bit.ly/earthdayunbound and on Huguenot Street and the Walkill Valley Rail Trail between Broadhead Avenue and Mulberry Street in New Paltz.
The ‘‘Our towns’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the April issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.
The Town of New Paltz resident was the first-place winner in the Environmental Science subcategory of the poster competition. Her winning poster, titled “The Effect of Land Development on Stream Ecosystem Health in the Mill Brook Preserve in New Paltz,” was among 43 posters submitted by high school students from across New York State.
It was clear at the Easter egg hunt in New Paltz last Saturday on Huguenot Street that many people really wanted their kids to be able to hunt for Easter eggs this year. The annual New Paltz tradition, cancelled last year due to Covid-19, was fully booked a few days after the event was publicly announced to be going forward.
Laila Mach closed out American Idol’s “Showstopper” round last night, March 29, with a powerful rendition of Alicia Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to get her into the Top 24.
The New Paltz High School sophomore performed in front of millions of television viewers on the American Idol stage during Hollywood Week last week where she made it through to the genre round followed by the “Duets Challenge.”
For New Paltz families saddened by last spring’s cancellation of the annual Easter Egg Hunt down on Huguenot Street, there’s good news and bad news. And then there’s some more good news.
This Sunday evening, March 21, 15-year-old New Paltz singer/songwriter sensation Laila Mach will perform in front of millions of television viewers on the American Idol stage inside the glittery halls of Hollywood. This week’s performance, which has already been taped but has yet to be aired, will showcase Mach’s choice of genre and artist.
A global pandemic is a hard time to be single. With nearly all public social spaces closed to prevent transmission