The university’s Diversity and Inclusion Council will take up the question this year. What do you think?
New Paltz Times | Opinion
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.
With 200-300 people per day, not counting their families, downtown Gardiner will be like the Port Authority in New York City with people all over the sidewalk, people trying to get to the post office, which should not be where it is now, and the cars and trucks that come around the bend.
I might have been confronted with sudden violence. Because not one member of law enforcement who saw a woman driving alone into the specific terrain of great danger warned me of it, without my having to ask. Because the search area that night was small — maybe 50 very rural households at most — and none of the dozens of police cars or milling officers were assigned to go house to house warning unsuspecting, isolated, vulnerable residents to “barricade yourself in.” Families did not know. If their doors were even locked, they would in all likelihood have opened them to a young couple.
“Only the ‘bad apples’ will be affected by the police patrol,” writes the safety/courtesy coordinator for the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. “Cyclists behaving responsibly should welcome them.”
He painted in a style referred to as Abstract Expressionism and was part of a group of artists known as the New York School. Other painters in this group included Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko.
One letter writer argues that while progressives are united in their disdain for the current occupant of the White House, many seem to have a blindspot for the policies of Democrats like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whore are “currently devastating our region’s environment and public health, is forcing toxicity and economic ruin on Hudson Valley residents.”
In the Hudson Valley, ag still rules! A big early-20th-century barn has popped up at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, reminding passersby on Route 9 that there’s much more there than the midway at the annual Dutchess County Fair.
The pay is ludicrous — I’m teaching four courses in this spring semester for $10,000. For a typical class size of 20 students, that works out to a per course instructional cost of $125 per student, or $500-625 for a typical semester course load of 4-5 courses taught exclusively by adjuncts (and they do teach over one-third of the courses at New Paltz).
Not a day goes by without hundreds of Ulster County residents being helped by the staff and volunteers at Family of New Paltz and its parent organization, Family of Woodstock.