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New Paltz wants Sojourner Truth statue

New Paltz wants Sojourner Truth statue

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last November that, as part of an effort to erect more statues of women throughout the state, one of Sojourner Truth will be sited along the Empire State Trail. Town leaders in New Paltz think that it should be here, as New Paltz is the place she called home for 18 years, and they’ve both passed a resolution and launched an online petition to bring Truth home.

Hudson Valley win-for-life lottery winner bought ticket on a whim

Hudson Valley win-for-life lottery winner bought ticket on a whim

Yvette Moscatello had a moment between errands, she recalls, and ran into the Stewart’s in Modena to grab a cup of coffee. On a whim, she also bought a $2,500 a week for life lottery ticket because the colors caught her eye. It was a good choice, as she ended up getting the top prize, making her Ulster County’s first and New York’s ninth million-dollar-plus lottery winner this year.