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New Paltz superintendent presents $63.7m school budget; includes creation of Wellness Center

New Paltz superintendent presents $63.7m school budget; includes creation of Wellness Center

The $300,000 Wellness Center would be used by all high school students during the school day as part of their required physical fitness courses, and potentially after school with appropriate supervision. Intended to offer students additional opportunities for stress relief and other benefits of physical fitness, the Wellness Center would include 42 stations for working out with a separate area for activities such as yoga and stretching.

SUNY-New Paltz approves new names for college buildings

SUNY-New Paltz approves new names for college buildings

The names are being changed because the buildings’ namesakes, the founding families of the town, owned slaves prior to slavery’s abolition in New York State. The new building names pay homage to local geographic features. They will be assigned to the campus buildings to mirror their actual locations – for instance, Lefevre Hall, the eastern-most of the buildings, will become Shawangunk Hall, because the Shawangunk Ridge is the eastern-most of these features.

Coach Tom Tegeler is the heart and soul of New Paltz football

Coach Tom Tegeler is the heart and soul of New Paltz football

A lot of very good football players have come and gone at New Paltz High School in the past 20 years. Some of the very best truly stand out. One thinks of Travis O’Dell, James Mach, Brandon Egan-Thorpe, Gordie Pine, Kevin Murphy, Joe Judge, Alex Dumas, Khariff Laboy, Guy Soumah, Joey DiMarco, Jon Diaz, Jimmy Verney, and this year Kenny Verney, Tanner Johnson and Mike Pisciotta. Though players come and go in high-school ball, one important feature of New Paltz football has stayed constant. Head coach Tom Tegeler, who has been running the show since the 2000 season, is arguably the best coach in the Section