Candidates Debate Village Issues

April 14, 2011 Maxim Alter 0

Thirteen candidates for New Paltz’s village board gathered Monday, ready to combat what some called the lowest volunteer rates the areas has faced in decades. “If you don’t have people that are willing to volunteer their time in a village of 5,000 to 7,000 people, it’s disgusting,” said mayoral candidate Jonathan Cohen to a room of about 100 people. “I believe in volunteerism. I believe that is what’s going […]

Photographic Memories

March 31, 2011 Rachel Freeman 0

When 93-year-old Annette Finestone sold her hotel business in 1978, she never expected her husband to find a bag of her old film from Japan while rummaging through things. “I found this film and I said, ‘Oh my god I ought to do something about it.’ They were just rolled up in a bag still, I didn’t even know I had them,” Finestone said. Finestone’s job as a placement officer landed her in Nagoya, Japan after a job was unavailable in France. She arrived in Japan in 1945 six months after the bombing of Hiroshima. […]

Dungan Not Running for Mayor

March 10, 2011 Maxim Alter 0

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 […]