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Teaching from quarantine: Ground zero of educational chaos

Teaching from quarantine: Ground zero of educational chaos

The Sutton house in Highland could be called the model home for education, circa 2020: Two teachers in different schools, two young children, one house. If anyone really gets the chaos, the contradictions, and the strange intimacies of education at this strange moment in history, it is the Suttons.

Saugerties High School film students receive awards

Saugerties High School film students receive awards

Three Saugerties High School computer-video production students were recognized this month for their short film, Gaslight, which finished tenth in the annual worldwide 10-Day Film Challenge, in which high-school film students bring a movie from an idea to the screen in about a week and a half.

Local school districts add dropboxes to ensure voters can return ballots by deadline

Local school districts add dropboxes to ensure voters can return ballots by deadline

According to the third-party company enlisted by New York State to print and mail absentee ballots to voters, a mass envelope shortage delayed ballot mailing in dozens of districts, including New Paltz, Saugerties and Kingston. This resulted in the ballots not being mailed until Wednesday, June 3, which would make returning ballots by mail in time for the June 9 deadline difficult. As a result, local districts are setting up boxes for voters to drop off their ballots in person.

SUNY Ulster delivers diplomas

SUNY Ulster delivers diplomas

Although the SUNY Ulster campus and Ulster County community were not able to gather in person on the Stone Ridge campus today to celebrate and honor its 2020 graduates last Saturday, SUNY Ulster president Dr. Alan P. Roberts drove throughout the region, hand-delivering diplomas to many of the over 120 graduates who RSVP’d to participate in SUNY Ulster’s 2020 virtual ceremony.

Local school districts face big budgetary headaches this year

Local school districts face big budgetary headaches this year

As school districts across the state grapple with the repercussions of the pandemic, presidents of four local school boards – Saugerties, Onteora, Kingston and New Paltz — are struggling to steady their ships in financially perilous waters. So much has changed. So much is changing. The next year is going to be a very tough one