Long-Awaited Ashokan Reservoir Rail Trail Unveiled

In Brief – A rail trail stretching across the northern shore of the Ashokan Reservoir outside Kingston was opened to the public Friday. The Ashokan Rail Trail (ART) is 10-12 feet wide and laid with crushed gravel, allowing hikers and cyclists to traverse its length. It begins at Basin Road in West Hurley and ends…

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…

New Paltz Striking for The Future

Students at SUNY New Paltz and schoolchildren from the town’s public schools are planning to walk out of classes Friday as part of an international school strike against climate change. The strike is part of an increasing global movement started by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who began skipping her ninth-grade classes in August 2018…

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…