Hundreds of Volunteers Build Playground in 5 Days

New Paltz’s community playground was in a state of disrepair. The Hasbrouck Park Playground, located near the center of the village of 7,000, was constructed 24 years ago, and the wooden structures were beginning to splinter. “It actually became a safety hazard,” said village Trustee Michele Zipp. “A lot of the poles were splintering off…

New Paltz High School Walks Out for Climate Change

Scores of New Paltz High School students walked out of class Friday to march through the center of the village, hoisting signs and chanting for their future. The march is part of a world-wide climate strike meant to push the issue of climate change to the forefront of world leaders’ agendas. Students from England to…

Exploring Hudson River Islands

There are six notable islands in the Hudson River below Albany, from an unnamed islet north of Saugerties to Rattlesnake Island off of Coxsackie. Accessible only by small boat in the summer, and completely inaccessible in the winter, these islands have dodged civilization – though there are houses, industrial plants, even small cities on either…