One thing is certain: New Paltz will have a new mayor come May.
New Paltz Village Mayor Terry Dungan announced on Wednesday that he will not be running for a seat in the upcoming village elections and will instead concentrate on recovering from a stroke he had on Christmas Day.
“I’m not going to be able to run for mayor,” Dungan said. “The recovery is going great and that is what I really have to focus on right now.”
Dungan arrived at the local retirement and rehabilitation center Woodland Pond on Friday, Jan. 28 to receive treatment following a course for acute rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw.
Town Supervisor Toni Hokanson said she is optimistic about village elections and the future of village government.
“A fresh slate will be positive for the community,” she said. “My heart goes out to him and his family for the health issues that he suffered recently and I really wish him all the best and a full recovery.”
Petitions to run for a position on village government are due Tuesday, March 29.