Local law-enforcement officials say the state’s new red-flag law will give the public a valuable tool to prevent mass shootings by getting guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous people. But gun-rights advocates worry that the law will deprive law abiding gun owners of due process and leave them vulnerable to abuse or harassment.
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“I went from exterminating them to marveling at them,” says Chris Harp of New Paltz. “They taught me.”
The Engineering Innovation Hub, a nearly 19,500-square-foot academic building located near Resnick Engineering Hall that will help support SUNY New Paltz’s rapidly growing engineering programs and will collaborate with local industry, opened today.
Approximately 50 new citizens will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth.
When the Kon-Tiki Trading Co. went out of business in May after nearly three decades at 70 Main Street, many local residents bemoaned the fact that the eclectic curio shop would no longer be a part of the New Paltz scene. But MaryAnn Tozzi of New Paltz and Ana Lynn of Gardiner did more than waft nostalgic on Facebook, joining forces as business partners to re-open a revamped version of Kon-Tiki Trading Co. under a new name.
Reconstituted in April 2018 following more than three years of inactivity, and its effective dissolution after all its members’ terms had expired, the Open Space Commission (OSC) of the Town of Gardiner has been doing its homework. A presentation at the September 3 Town Board meeting of its progress so far on the topic of codifying procedures for conservation easements earned the OSC high praise from the board and town supervisor.
Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.
The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring and Executive Committees have named Christopher Short to serve as the organization’s new executive director. He replaces former New Paltz Chamber director Jen Roe, who resigned recently after only a year at the helm.
The store was opened in 1979 by Bruce Conklin, who named the fledgling business for a favorite author’s collection of short stories: October Countryby Ray Bradbury. Current owner Devon Sprenger says he thinks the store name is very appropriate, given that “a comic book store is really an eclectic collection of different short stories.”
Growing hemp will be more than just another crop for local farmers, Gail Hepworth says; it will literally be essential to the very survival of local farms. “It needs to happen.”