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New student trustee at SUNY Orange

MIDDLETOWN (October 18) – Will Soto, a business administration student, was sworn in recently as the new student representative to the SUNY Orange Board of Trustees. He will serve in that capacity for the 2018-19 academic year.

Soto, elected to his post by his fellow students, will represent the College’s more than 5,200 students at Board meetings and other selected College events.

Born and raised in Beacon, Soto graduated with high honors from Beacon High School. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for students at two-year colleges, and is a regular on the College’s Dean’s List.  He is a member of the Newburgh campus Student Senate and has completed SUNY Orange’s “I am a Leader” program. He was also a voting delegate to the statewide SUNY Student Assembly during the 2017-18 academic year.

Soto has also completed volunteer community service projects for Safe Harbors of the Hudson and Common Ground Farm in Beacon.


SUNY New Paltz School of Business will offer free online MBA advising

NEW PALTZ (October 11) - The SUNY New Paltz School of Business will offer free information sessions this fall to provide students and community members with an overview of the master of business administration degree (MBA) program.

Info sessions will be held on Oct. 23 and Nov. 27 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., with an afternoon option available from 12 – 1 p.m. on Nov. 12.

For the first time, the info sessions will be offered via web conference, allowing anyone with an interest in the program to receive MBA program information and ask questions from the comfort of their own homes.

“These sessions include a little of everything: a full curriculum breakdown of the MBA, info on the admission requirements, help with the application process and a rundown of scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities,” said Aaron Hines, the School of Business’s Assistant Dean for MBA Programs. “It’s exciting this year to be able to offer this information through the video conference format, and save prospective students an extra trip to campus.”

There will also be information about the flexible part-time online MBA option, a new offering designed to better accommodate students looking for opportunities to fit professional advancement into their busy lives, and about the new, accelerated one-year option, for full-time students able to dedicate their energies to an immersive class load.

All members of the community are invited to participate in the online MBA info sessions. Those planning to attend are asked to register online at

More information about the MBA at SUNY New Paltz is available online.


Westchester County Youth Board seek nominations for youth service awards

WHITE PLAINS (October 11) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced that the Westchester County Youth Board is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Rosemarie Siragusa Memorial Youth Service Award.

Full details on our Community Page


Latimer tells the students if they meet reading goals, they will get a free pass to Playland

“Westchester Loves to Read” program launches

WHITE PLAINS (September 28) – Joining with 1st and 2nd graders from Brookside School in Ossining, County Executive George Latimer announced the “Westchester Loves to Read” initiative.

To promote reading at a young age, the “Westchester Loves to Read” initiative is open to students County-wide in grades Pre-K through 5. This reading initiative asks students to log their reading time beginning on October 1, 2018 and ending on May 5, 2019.

Students who read 4,000 minutes during that time, or roughly 15-20 minutes a day, will receive a free pass to Playland Park’s Opening Day.

It’s as simple as that: Read, Log, Win.

“Books have had a profound influence on my life,” Latimer said. “I grew up as a working class kid, so did we not have the opportunity to travel much in those years – but when I went to the public library I had a chance, because of reading, to go anywhere in the world. Reading is essential and for kids this age it’s important to establish both the skills to read and the desire to read. If we as the County can help do that, through this program, than we all benefit.”

Ossining Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Ray Sanchez said: "This is an exciting opportunity for our children.  This initiative supports our goal of ensuring that all our children find joy in reading."


Town of Hyde Park Historical Society Museum invites visitors

TOWN OF HYDE PARK (August 5) - The Town of Hyde Park Historical Society Museum is open on Saturdays from 10-2 and Sundays from 1-4 through the end of October. 

Full details on our Arts & Entertainment page




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