While New Paltz may not have been the epicenter of the Donald Trump presidential campaign, it certainly was the main stage for the first annual Tour de Trump cycling competition that swept into the Village of New Paltz on May 6 of 1989 to the cheers and jeers of more than 6,000 spectators who lined the streets, sidewalks and rooftops of downtown Main Street.
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Programs in New Paltz include the county, local police and the Tavern Association. They have many areas of focus, including spotting sexual assault, prevent violence and intoxication.
The ‘‘Our town’’ column is compiled each month for the New Paltz Times by Carol Johnson, coordinator of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the March issues of the New Paltz Independent.
Held the day after International Women’s Day, the event was an excuse to demonstrate solidarity on a long list of issues impacting women, locally and around the globe, with a rally and march.
The onset of a snowstorm dampened the turnout but not the Carnival spirits of dozens of families who attended the Mardi Gras celebration on March 3 at the Elting Memorial Library. The walls of the library’s community room were covered with wallpaper evoking the ornate cast-iron balconies lining the streets of the Big Easy; display cabinets were filled with Mardi Gras masks; and book aisles were festooned with purple, gold and green decorations.
Faye Dunawaywith and Warren Batty, the leaders of an infamous Hollywood cult, will die at the Oscars. Was it murder? Every star in Hollywood has a motive. But who had the opportunity? Figuring that out — in between cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert — will be your pleasurable assignment when you attend Mayhem at the Oscars, a benefit for this year’s High School Scholarship Fund awards from the New Paltz United Teachers on Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m., at the New Paltz Jewish Congregation Community Center.
Traditionalists won out in a recent vote that pitted the current policy against one that would give individual churches more autonomy. Local churchgoers say the church has been a “big tent” and fear it’s moving in the opposite direction.
New Paltz Women in Black and various campus groups will march along Main Street on Saturday, March 9 to celebrate International Women’s Day. The action will celebrate the many advances women have won through struggle and signal the hard work needed to eliminate the remaining obstacles to full equality.
The 2019 Mohonk Consultations spring forum, “Supporting Farmers and Farm Workers in the Hudson Valley,” will take place on Sunday, April 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parlor at Mohonk Mountain House. This interactive forum will invite participants to collaborate in seeking ways to support sustainable and just farming in the Hudson Valley.
After reverting to some bad habits in their 15-point loss to Ellenville in the MHAL basketball final last week, the New Paltz boys got it together quickly and routed Red Hook 71-55 in the Class A semifinal, before routing Minisink Valley (Friday, March 1 at Mount St. Mary’s) 58-44 in the final to defend their Section 9 title. It was a first for the Huguenots and the first team to repeat in Class A since Red Hook in 2010-2011.