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SUNY New Paltz to offer mix of in-person classes, remote-learning this fall

SUNY New Paltz to offer mix of in-person classes, remote-learning this fall

There will be on-campus instruction and housing at SUNY New Paltz come the fall, but the amount of both will be reduced, and the length of the semester shortened, to accommodate life during a pandemic. The bulk of classes will continue to be taught remotely. Campus officials released the plan yesterday, with the caveat that all of it is subject to change with the circumstances. That warning is reinforced by a “pause and pivot” plan to shift back to fully remote learning if state officials deem that necessary.

State considers changes to high school sports

State considers changes to high school sports

Given the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, numerous options that might be considered impractical or even bizarre under normal circumstances are at least under discussion, including postponing fall sports until spring. Flipping fall and spring sports is also a possibility, given there are fewer sports in the moderate- and higher-risk category played in the latter than the former.

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.

Onteora names valedictorian, salutatorian

Onteora names valedictorian, salutatorian

Emily Salem has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2020 and Ellery Loheide this year’s salutatorian at Onteora High School. “The faculty, staff and administration are very proud of these exemplary students,” said principal Lance Edelman. “It is without a doubt that these students will accomplish all of their post-secondary goals and continue to impress our Onteora community.”