New Paltz, NY Society

I’m Positive I Know What Used to Be Here, Do You?

I pride myself in saying that I've lived in many parts of the Hudson Valley over the last 25 years. I've called places in Ulster, Orange and Dutchess Counties home over the years, so when it comes to remembering what things used to be in certain locations, I'm pretty good at it.
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Ulster’s Quigley cleared after apologizing for racial slur

Ulster Town Supervisor James E. Quigley III will receive no discipline following an investigation into what he himself described as a “rant” against a Black neighbor that included mentions of ‘him living in ‘Whitty’s (sic) Neighborhood’ and ‘Black Lives Matters (sic).’. The investigation was conducted at Quigley’s request by Councilmen...
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Mid-Hudson News Network

Tivoli to welcome new fire engine and ambulance with community celebration

TIVOLI – The Tivoli Fire Company will welcome two new emergency vehicles with a “Wetdown” celebration on Sunday, September 26th. The festivities begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Firehouse, located at 2 Tivoli Commons in the village. The event is free to the public and features food, music, and prizes.
Times Union

History teacher confronts N-word in classroom

Editor's Note: This article references racial slurs and offensive language. In New Paltz High School, history teacher Albert Cook, 47, asks his class to open to a fresh page in their notebooks and write out a single word: the N-word. They can write it however they want. Some space out the letters to avoid the nasty slur, others can’t seem to move their pencil.

What Are Your Dating Red Flags?

It's the first day of fall and if you're in the dating world it's also the first day of cuffing season. If you're not in the dating world you're probably saying "what in the heck is cuffing season?" Dara Bushman, a licensed clinical psychologist, told Cosmopolitan back in 2019 "Cuffing season is when people start to want to be tied down in a serious relationship" which usually begins in October and lasts until March.

Another successful Bob Couse Clean Up Day

PINE PLAINS — Area residents looking to rid their homes of unwanted furniture, rugs, tires and other materials were in luck on Saturday, Sept. 18, as the town of Pine Plains hosted its annual Bob Couse Town Clean Up Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recycling Center at the Pine Plains Highway Garage.

Hometown Heroes get boost from CVE

Cricket Valley Energy donated $1,000 to the Dover-Amenia Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5444 Hometown Heroes Banner Project this summer. At the check ceremony were, from left, VFW Post 5444 member Justin Dedeles; Cricket Valley Energy (CVE) Manager Don Ross; VFW 5444 Post Cmdr. Madison Fletcher’s daughter Brooklyn; Cmdr. Fletcher; and VFW Post 5444 members Vern Roberts; Herb Eschbach; and Steve Monica.
Daily Freeman

Peter Buffett and NoVo Foundation to hold weekly online sessions

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Peter Buffett, an Ulster County resident whose NoVo Foundation has donated millions of dollars to various organizations and initiatives in the Mid-Hudson Valley, will hold weekly online information sessions about the foundation’s efforts. The “Conversation With NoVo” sessions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays,...

Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing access

With the turn of a key, Yolanda Fearon is embarking on a new chapter in life. She just purchased her first home, a three-bedroom townhouse on William Street, through Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh’s affordable home ownership program. "It’s a relief, because the process … there was some bumps...

Celebrating Black Artistry Through Music: Longy Residency Presents Music of Bongani Ndodana-Breen

An immersive three-day residency at the Longy School of Music of Bard College will be presented as part of Castle of Our Skins’ (COOS) ninth season, “Stitching Together Stories, History, and Arts,” celebrating Black artistry through music. It is COOS’ third year as a Music Ensemble in Residence at Longy, and this season’s residency focuses on the music of South African composer Dr. Bongani Ndodana-Breen. Complete with lectures, master classes, open rehearsals, and performances, the residency will culminate in a Portrait Concert featuring chamber works by Ndodana-Breen on December 3.

Bard’s Eban Goodstein Talks with NPR’s Academic Minute about the Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice

On March 30, 2022, Bard College is organizing a Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice, targeting participation by a million students across the planet. “As educators, there is nothing more important than engaging students across our campuses in this extraordinary moment in which we are living,” Goodstein says. Eban Goodstein is the director of the Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability. The Worldwide Teach-in is a project of the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in conjunction with partners worldwide and the Open Society University Network.

Kingston nurses rally, call for more staffing at hospital

Nursing was a natural fit for Khosrow Zahedi when he emigrated to the U.S. from Iran. And after spending some time as a pharmacy technician, Zahedi has spent the last 7 years at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway, working with cardiac and stroke patients. But the last 18 months been more difficult...

Another successful Orvis Game Fair Weekend

MILLBROOK — The Orvis Sandanona Shooting Grounds in Millbrook drew “great attendance,” according to Senior Manager Peggy Long, for its 60-plus vendors and exhibitors, as many spectators checked out the deep variety of demonstrations over the weekend. According to Long, “Our Orvis Cup Sporting Clays Shoot was sold out with...
Daily Freeman

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills welcomes new minister

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, recently welcomed the Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon as its new minister. Janis-Dillon began his tenure with the congregation on Sept. 1. He succeeds the Rev. Leonissa Ardizzone, who was minister of the congregation for two years and left in June to pursue other endeavors.

Spend some green on Grace Church golf fundraiser Sept. 27

This year, on Monday, Sept. 27, parishioners of Millbrook’s Grace Episcopal Church and golf enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to support that very active community church by heading out to the McCann Memorial Golf Course in Poughkeepsie and Charlotte’s Restaurant on Route 44 in Millbrook (a last-minute change of venue) for the 14th annual Golf & Gala Dinner fundraiser. It promises to be an excellent day on the greens and a great way to spend some green, for a very good cause.
Daily Freeman

StockadeFaire takes place Oct. 2 in Kingston

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Uptown’s Stockade District will be transformed into a festive Autumnal block party with curated artists, musicians, vendors and entertainment for the third annual StockadeFaire on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. This year’s event will be expanding up Wall Street between North Front and...