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Shrestha Defeats Sheehan in 103rd Assembly District
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Shrestha Defeats Sheehan in 103rd Assembly District

Progressive Democrat Sarahana Shrestha won the 103rd Assembly seat Tuesday, defeating Republican Patrick Sheehan. According to the New York State Board of Elections, Shrestha won with 59 percent of the votes compared to Sheehan’s 38 percent. The 103rd Assembly District includes parts of Ulster and Dutchess counties in the Hudson […]

Congressman Ryan takes ceremonial oath for local supporters
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Congressman Ryan takes ceremonial oath for local supporters

This past Saturday, SUNY New Paltz hosted newly elected Congressman Pat Ryan, who celebrated his recent victory with a swearing-in ceremony for supporters in his Hudson Valley district.  Ryan, D-Gardiner, was officially sworn into office September 13, 2022 in Washington as the new representative for Congressional District 19. Constituents, family, […]

Lawmakers want to give New Yorkers a discount on state park admissions and fees this season
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Lawmakers want to give New Yorkers a discount on state park admissions and fees this season

In light of near-record inflation, and a desire for families to shed the “doldrums of the pandemic,” two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to give New Yorkers a 50 percent discount on admission fees for all state parks, historic sites and recreational facilities during the 2022 season. The legislation […]