Community members weigh in on the May 15 trustee and budget vote.
New Paltz Times | Opinion
The Town of New Paltz Environmental Conservation Board commends the New Paltz High School seniors for convincing town and village board members to pass resolutions aimed at reducing plastic straw use in our restaurants. On Earth Day (April 22 ) the group invites the community to meet at 2 p.m. in front of the Commissary at 11 Church Street in New Paltz, to initiate a Plastic Straw Challenge to restaurants and bars.
Typically at this time of year I depart from my usual attempts to lighten things up, and I write a serious column. But today things seem so serious in the world, I believe it is my responsibility to try to get you to laugh. Or at least to snicker.
Male predatory behavior is due, in part, to biology. So what do we do?
New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship fails to cover the majority of college costs, which come from room and board. According to NYPIRG, 48 percent of students experience some type of housing insecurity and 64 percent were food insecure. The numbers are higher among students of color.
A few litigious residents are standing in the way of New Paltz’s water needs.
At the end of September, when we stopped at the Wallkill View stand to buy sweet corn (a great year for it), I asked the clerk how long they’d be having corn. “Until the first killing frost,” she replied. When will that be?
Providing medical marijuana as a doctor in end-of-life care, I received calls from organizations urging me to grow my “marijuana practice.” What these organizations were ready to capitalize on is this truth: medical marijuana works. Unfortunately, it’s prohibitively costly and hard to get in New York State.
The university’s Diversity and Inclusion Council will take up the question this year. What do you think?
Unleashed dogs are not often the focus of the rail trail folks as a concern. However, if they are requesting police presence to cite biking violations, then maybe they could cite violations of the leash law as well.