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High School Girls Basketball: Highland tops New Paltz 55-47 for ninth straight win

HIGHLAND, N.Y. — Bri Rozzi put up 34 points and 18 boards as Highland High beat New Paltz 55-47 in a non-league contest for their ninth straight win. Hailey Osborne tossed in 23 points for the Huskies (15-5) in their final regular season game.


Ulster County sheriff seeks new jail superintendent

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County Sheriff Juan Figueroa is seeking a top administrator to succeed James R. Hanstein, who has retired as corrections superintendent at the Ulster County Jail.


SongClub at Marbletown Community Center in Stone Ridge on Feb. 24

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., with snow date March 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Marbletown Community Center, 3564 Main St., Stone Ridge. DETAILS: SongClub makes the audience the choir. Lan, a musician, singer and teaching artist, leads a vocal warm-up before the group is split into three par


SUNY New Paltz votes to rename buildings

NEW PALTZ — After more than a year of debate, SUNY New Paltz President Donald P. Christian said the college is “not erasing history” by renaming six buildings on campus. By a 4-3 vote on Thursday, the College Council, a group of alumni that reviews major campus plans, decided to rename the Hasbrouck


Senators Metzger and Skoufis to hold public hearing in New Paltz on the Climate and Community Protection Act

NEW PALTZ — State Senators Jen Metzger (SD-42) and James Skoufis (SD-39) will hold a hearing on Friday, March 1, from 2 to 5:30 p.m., at the New Paltz Village Hall to hear public comments on the Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) S2992 - proposed state legislation to address accelerating cl


(UPDATE) BASKETBALL: Geneseo women to face New Paltz with SUNYAC title at stake

NEW PALTZ. – The SUNY Geneseo women’s basketball team will face SUNY New Paltz on Saturday afternoon for the SUNYAC title – the third time in the past four seasons that the two squads have met with the title on the line.


6 Hudson Valley Buildings Named After Slave Owners to be Renamed

Six buildings in the Hudson Valley will be renamed because they are currently named after slave owners. On Thursday, the SUNY New Paltz College Council voted by a 4-3 margin to approve the resolution to rename six campus buildings, named after the first European settlers in New Paltz who also owned


Kavanagh tops Ulster County GOP slate

TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — Ulster County Republicans on Saturday nominated Michael J. Kavanagh of Saugerties as their candidate for district attorney, but failed to put up candidates for Ulster County executive or county judge.


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


Racism, bullying & sexual assault in New Paltz schools not being adequately addressed, say some parents

During the public comment portion of the recent regular meeting of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, February 13, a number of parents of students in the district expressed their dissatisfaction with school administration response to a succession of troubling inci


Section 9 swimming: New Paltz second, Kuyl doubles

It was a big day for the New Paltz boys this past Saturday, not only with Leo Kuyl running away with the 50 and 100 freestyle races, but also winning the 200 Medley and 200 Freestyle relays. All in all, the Huguenots are sending five swimmers to States.


Plattekill man gets 15 years to life in prison for sexually abusing 12-year-old girl

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A Plattekill man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


Police Asking For Public's Help In IDing Suspect

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — State police are asking for the public's help in solving a case of identity theft. On Jan. 29, an unidentified woman used the personal information of a woman from Massena, St. Lawrence County, to fraudulently open a Verizon Wireless account at the Cellular Sales Store in the Pough


Police: Woman fraudulently opens Verizon account, steals $3,000 in Apple products

POUGHKEEPSIE - Police in Poughkeepsie are searching for a woman they say is accused of fraudulently opening a Verizon wireless account. The incident happened Jan. 29th at the Verizon store inside the Galleria Mall.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


SUNY schools address students' needs to stop enrollment losses

The region’s public colleges have slowed the drain on the number of students who plunk down into seats – and shell out tuition – to a trickle. Whether the colleges can ever increase enrollment is another matter.


Return of an Ulster County landfill?

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written. “Dump, dump the garbage dump!” and “Dump here? Never!” echoed all throug


Fire escape is latest point of contention in Kingston boarding house debate

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Planning Board wants the city's director of building safety to review whether a fire escape from a bedroom on the third floor of a West Chestnut Street boarding house is an adequate means of egress for residents in the event of an emergency.


Dispensary Opens In The Hudson Valley

A marijuana dispensary has opened up in Dutchess County. According to a press release, a new marijuana dispensary has opened in the Hudson Valley. iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., or iAnthus, has opened a marijuana dispensary in Wappingers Falls. The name of the dispensary will be Citiva Hudson Valle