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Julie Mansmann Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wyrich Managing Editor
The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â covers Â everything Â from Â politics Â to Â professors, Â sports Â to Â student Â artists Â and Â more. Â We Â are Â always Â looking Â for Â new Â writers Â and Â photographers. Â We Â also Â encourage Â you Â to Â submit Â your Â original Â cartoons, Â letters Â to Â the Â editor Â and/or Â op-Âeds. Â We Â hope Â everyone Â who Â is Â interested Â will Â come Â to Â our Â weekly Â meetings Â to Â meet Â the Â staff Â and Â learn Â more. Â Remember Â to Â pick Â up Â a Â copy Â of Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â every Â Thursday Â and Â stay Â informed Â about Â your Â campus Â and Â community.
-RKQ%UDQGLLVDIRXUWK\HDUMRXUQDOLVPPDMRU,WWDNHVPR[\NLGWRZULWHIRU the Â The Â New Â Paltz Â Oracle Â news Â section. Â A Â good Â candidate Â has Â the Â determina-Â WLRQWRÂżQGWKHÂłZKRZKDWZKHUHDQGZK\Â´RIDQ\VLJQLÂżFDQWVWRU\IURP week Â to Â week. Â Anyone Â interested Â in Â joining Â or Â writing Â for Â the Â section Â may Â work Â on Â budget Â issues, Â current Â town Â and Â village Â affairs, Â local Â govern-Â ment Â and Â the Â latest Â on Â whatâ€™s Â affecting Â the Â campus Â population. Â Weâ€™re Â the Â news Â team Â -Â Â no Â day Â is Â identical Â and Â no Â story Â ever Â happens Â twice. Â Plus, Â seeing Â your Â name Â in Â print Â and Â online Â is Â pretty Â cool, Â too.
Rachel Â Freeman Â is Â a Â third-Âyear Â double Â major Â in Â journalism Â and Â Spanish. Â She Â enjoys Â looking Â at Â pictures Â of Â corgis, Â large Â quantities Â of Â coffee, Â â€˜90s Â HPRDQGDQ\WKLQJĂ€RUDO'HVSLWHKHULQWLPLGDWLQJÂśIUDPHVKHÂśVDFWXDOO\ kind Â of Â a Â nice Â and Â would Â probably Â like Â to Â be Â your Â friend. Â She Â is Â super Â stoked Â to Â be Â features Â editor Â this Â semester Â and Â wants Â you Â to Â join Â the Â fun! Â If Â you Â enjoy Â writing Â about Â interesting Â people, Â places Â and Â events Â this Â section Â is Â for Â you! Â So Â basically, Â if Â you Â want Â to Â be Â featured, Â write Â for Â features Â (it Â will Â also Â make Â you Â popular Â and Â cool)!
This Â is Â Zan Â Strumfeldâ€™s Â seventh Â semester Â jumping Â on Â The Â Oracle Â train, Â and Â KHUIRXUWKVHPHVWHUDV$ (HGLWRU:KLOHVKHÂśVQRWÂżQLVKLQJRIIKHUVHQLRU year Â studying Â English, Â journalism, Â creative Â writing Â and Â history, Â she Â is Â busy Â ÂżQGLQJWKHEHVWPXVLFLDQVDUWPRYLHV79DQGPRUHWRZULWHDERXW%XW she Â canâ€™t Â do Â it Â alone. Â She Â knows Â that Â there Â are Â so Â many Â of Â you Â out Â there Â that Â are Â craving Â to Â write Â about Â that Â new Â album Â you Â canâ€™t Â stop Â listening Â to, Â or Â that Â art Â exhibit Â that Â keeps Â pulling Â you Â in. Â If Â you Â have Â no Â idea Â what Â youâ€™re Â doing, Â no Â worries! Â Zan Â will Â show Â you Â the Â ropes Â and Â soon Â enough Â you Â will Â master Â the Â art Â of Â arts Â writing.
Cat Â Tacopina Â is Â a Â second-Âyear Â journalism Â student Â with Â a Â passion Â for Â sports Â writ-Â ing. Â Her Â love Â for Â sports Â journalism Â began Â when Â her Â dad Â took Â her Â to Â a Â New Â York Â Rangers Â game Â and Â she Â saw Â all Â of Â the Â press Â people Â working Â behind Â her Â section, Â 326. Â She Â thinks Â you Â should Â write Â for Â the Â sports Â section Â because Â athletics Â are Â an Â important Â part Â of Â campus Â and Â if Â you Â do, Â she Â might Â end Â up Â baking Â for Â you. Â Â A Â passionate Â fan Â of Â the Â New Â York Â Rangers, Â the Â Mets, Â the Â U.S. Â Womenâ€™s Â team Â and Â Arsenal Â FC, Â she Â enjoys Â cooking, Â reading Â and Â people Â watching Â on Â Old Â Main Â Quad. Â One Â time, Â Regina Â George Â punched Â her Â in Â the Â face. Â It Â was Â awesome.
Robin Â Weinstein Â is Â a Â second-Âyear Â art Â major, Â leaning Â towards Â majoring Â in Â pho-Â WRJUDSK\RUJUDSKLFGHVLJQ7KLVLVKHUÂżUVWVHPHVWHURQThe Â Oracle Â and Â she Â is Â proud Â to Â say Â that Â she Â is Â part Â of Â the Â photo Â editing Â team. Â Her Â love Â for Â cameras Â and Â all Â things Â photo Â came Â from Â her Â dad Â working Â for Â Nikon Â and Â having Â cam-Â eras Â around Â the Â house Â all Â the Â time. Â If Â you Â have Â a Â passion Â for Â taking Â photos Â and Â showing Â concrete Â evidence Â of Â what Â is Â going Â on Â in Â news Â and Â sports Â in Â New Â Paltz, Â across Â the Â nation Â and Â around Â the Â world Â -Â Â come Â take Â photos Â for Â us! Â Aside Â from Â photography, Â she Â enjoys Â Japanese Â food, Â Weezer, Â and Â being Â with Â Cat Â Tacopina. Â Cat Â Tacopina Â feels Â the Â same Â way.
Samantha Â Schwartz Â is Â a Â third-Âyear Â mathematics Â and Â visual Â arts Â double Â major. Â She Â loves Â doing Â photography Â for Â the Â arts Â and Â entertainment Â section Â because Â she Â thinks Â that Â is Â where Â the Â spirit Â of Â New Â Paltz Â lies, Â and Â the Â same Â goes Â with Â the Â photography Â in Â the Â features Â section Â -Âthe Â heart Â of Â The Â Oracle. Â If Â you Â have Â a Â love Â for Â photography Â or Â just Â a Â keen Â eye Â for Â whatâ€™s Â going Â on Â in Â New Â Paltz Â and Â want Â to Â get Â some Â photos Â published Â in Â the Â newspaper, Â contact Â Samantha Â or Â send Â her Â photos Â at Â firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Local Closings Â AS Â OF Â WEDNESDAY, Â AUG. Â 31
-Â Â Springtown Â Road Â from Â Route Â Â Â Â 299 Â to Â Mountain Â Rest Â Road Â 6RXWK2DNZRRGEHWZHHQ0DLQ Â Â Â Street Â and Â Center Â Street AS Â OF Â MONDAY, Â AUG. Â 29
Irene Â Storms Â New Â Paltz By Â Julie Â Mansmann Editor-ÂIn-ÂChief Â | Â JMansmann60@newpaltz.edu
Nearly Â 10 Â inches Â of Â rain Â that Â doused Â the Â area Â this Â weekend Â crippled Â community Â power Â lines Â and Â roads Â days Â after Â Hurricane Â Irene Â touched Â down Â in Â New Â Paltz, Â residents Â and Â local Â RIÂżFLDOVVDLG Town Â Supervisor Â Toni Â Hokanson Â said Â that Â the Â hurricane, Â which Â was Â later Â downgraded Â to Â a Â tropical Â storm, Â was Â the Â most Â extensive Â emer-Â JHQF\VKHÂśVVHHQLQ1HZ3DOW]6KHVDLGDVORFDO RIÂżFLDOVFRQWLQXHGWRPRQLWRUWKHVWRUPWKH\ suggested Â evacuations Â for Â residents Â living Â near Â Springtown Â Road, Â Water Â Street Â and Â other Â areas Â near Â the Â Wallkill Â River, Â some Â of Â which Â have Â yet Â WRUHWXUQWRĂ€RRGHGKRPHV 7KHULYHUSHDNHGDWDKLVWRULFIRRW height Â in Â 1955, Â which Â Mayor Â Jason Â West Â said Â KDGZDWHUODSSLQJXSWRWKHDVSKDOWRQWKHEULGJH :HVWVDLGĂ€RRGOHYHOSUHGLFWLRQVIURPWKH86 Geological Â Survey Â and Â other Â sources Â suggested Â the Â storm Â could Â have Â crushed Â the Â record, Â with Â some Â reports Â suggesting Â that Â the Â river Â could Â have Â FUHVWHGDWIHHW â€œThat Â would Â have Â been Â six Â or Â some Â odd Â feet Â over Â the Â pavement Â by Â the Â bridge Â on Â the Â Wallkill Â 5LYHUÂ´KHVDLGÂł7KHUHZDVDGHFHQWFKDQFH that, Â had Â that Â happened, Â we Â might Â have Â lost Â the Â EULGJHÂ´ 7KHĂ€RRGLQJDQGGHVWUXFWLRQFDXVHGE\WKH rain Â and Â wind Â gusts Â that Â downed Â trees Â and Â power Â OLQHVOHIWWKRXVDQGVRIUHVLGHQWVDQG681<1HZ 3DOW]ZLWKRXWHOHFWULFLW\GD\VODWHU2IWKH Central Â Hudson Â Gas Â and Â Electric Â corporation Â customers Â that Â are Â still Â without Â power Â as Â of Â press Â WLPHFRPSDQ\RIÂżFLDOVVDLGUHVLGHLQ 8OVWHU&RXQW\
Although Â power Â has Â been Â restored Â to Â most Â of Â the Â village, Â according Â to Â West, Â Hokanson Â said Â hundreds Â residing Â in Â the Â townâ€™s Â borders Â are Â VWLOOZLWKRXWHOHFWULFLW\+RZHYHUVKHVDLGWKH emergency Â management Â plan Â adopted Â by Â local Â RIÂżFLDOVDQGWKHHIIRUWVRIUHFRYHU\ZRUNHUVFRQ WLQXHWREHH[HPSODU\DQGVKHÂśVWKDQNIXO â€œThousands Â of Â residents Â lost Â power Â and Â FRXQWOHVVKRPHVZHUHĂ€RRGHGÂąEXWIRUWXQDWHO\ we Â have Â no Â reported Â storm-Ârelated Â loss Â of Â life Â RUVHULRXVLQMXULHVÂ´VKHVDLGÂł,DFWXDOO\OHDUQHG WRGD\WKDWZHUHQRIDWDOLWLHVLQ8OVWHU&RXQW\ UHODWHGWRWKHVWRUPZKLFKLVDJUHDWUHOLHIÂ´ Hokanson Â and Â West Â said Â certain Â measures Â they Â instituted Â in Â several Â joint Â executive Â orders Â issued Â during Â and Â after Â the Â storm Â were Â meant Â to Â keep Â students Â and Â residents Â safe Â while Â trees Â continued Â to Â fall Â and Â the Â Wallkill Â River Â crested Â at Â IHHW3URYLVLRQVLQFOXGHGDEDQRQSHGHV WULDQDQGYHKLFXODUWUDIÂżFDEDQRQWKHVDOHRI DOFRKRORQ6XQGD\DQGDFXUIHZIURPSP H[WHQGLQJWRDP0RQGD\PRUQLQJ As Â local Â students, Â families Â and Â others Â ÂłLJQRUHGÂ´WKHWUDIÂżFUHVWULFWLRQVDQGHPHUJHG from Â their Â homes Â and Â residence Â halls Â to Â survey Â WKHGDPDJH+RNDQVRQVDLGORFDORIÂżFLDOVZRU ried Â that Â rising Â waters Â and Â any Â falling Â trees Â could Â KDYHKXUWFXULRXVRQORRNHUV â€œWe Â could Â not Â deal Â with Â a Â crisis Â where Â hun-Â GUHGVRISHRSOHZHUHJHWWLQJKXUWDWRQFH:HGLG the Â only Â thing Â we Â could Â do Â to Â keep Â people Â safe Â DQGWKHFXUIHZZDVDKXJHVXFFHVVÂ´VKHVDLGÂł,I ZHVDYHGDWOHDVWRQHFKLOGLWZDVZRUWKLWÂ´ Aside Â from Â lingering Â damage Â to Â roadways, Â power Â lines Â and Â water-Âlogged Â homes, Â the Â sewage Â V\VWHPLQWKHYLOODJHDOVRĂ€RRGHGDQGLVVWLOOQRW RSHUDWLQJ:HVWVDLGXQWLOWKHV\VWHPLVUHSDLUHG ZDVWHZLOOUHPDLQXQWUHDWHG
Residents Â like Â Ira Â Margolis Â said Â the Â condi-Â tion Â of Â the Â sewage Â system Â after Â Hurricane Â Irene Â KLWWKHYLOODJHZDVQRWWKHÂżUVWWLPHKHDQGKLV QHLJKERUVKDGVHHQSUREOHPVZLWKLW Âł2QFHDJDLQP\FRPPXQLW\ZDVLQXQGDWHG ZLWKVHZDJHDQGZDWHUÂ´KHVDLGÂł7KHUHLVVRPH WKLQJZURQJZLWKWKHZKROHV\VWHPÂ´ West Â said Â while Â there Â were Â â€œmanholes Â that Â blew Â like Â geysersâ€? Â this Â weekend, Â the Â sewage Â system Â could Â be Â operational Â near Â the Â end Â of Â the Â ZHHN 2QWKH681<1HZ3DOW]FDPSXV,QWHUQHW DFFHVVKDVEHHQUHVWRUHGLQVSLWHRIĂ€RRGLQJ in Â the Â basement Â of Â Haggerty Â Administration Â Building Â that Â houses Â information Â technology Â and Â WHOHFRPPXQLFDWLRQVRSHUDWLRQV7KHEDVHPHQW of Â the Â administration Â building Â and Â the Â Student Â 8QLRQUHPDLQFORVHGXQWLOIXUWKHUQRWLFHDFFRUG ing Â to Â President Â Donald Â Christian, Â in Â addition Â to Â WKH$WULXP7KHRIÂżFHVRIÂżQDQFLDODLGUHFRUGV and Â registration Â and Â student Â accounts Â have Â been Â relocated Â to Â the Â South Â Classroom Â Building Â so Â RSHUDWLRQVFDQEHFRQWLQXHGZKLOHĂ€RRGGDPDJH LVUHSDLUHG ,QDQRIÂżFLDOVWDWHPHQWWRWKHFDPSXV community, Â Christian Â said Â that Â after Â stand Â in Â FDOIGHHSĂ€RRGZDWHUVUHPDUNDEOHWKDWZHKDYH UHJDLQHGYDULRXVFDSDELOLWLHVDVRI:HGQHVGD\ â€œWe Â are Â all Â grateful Â for Â the Â hard Â work, Â long Â hours, Â and Â careful Â attention Â that Â our Â employees Â and Â consultants Â have Â shown Â in Â the Â past Â few Â days Â WRDFKLHYHWKHVHUHVXOWVÂ´KHVDLGÂł:HKDYH regained Â many Â functions, Â but Â problems Â will Â un-Â doubtedly Â remain Â and Â some Â things Â will Â not Â work Â DVZHZRXOGOLNH7KLVLVWKHQRUPDOSDWKIRU VXFKUHFRYHU\RSHUDWLRQV7LPHZLOOEHQHHGHGWR LGHQWLI\DQGÂż[WKHVHUHPDLQLQJLVVXHVÂ´
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WHEN IT RAINED, IT POURED
ALL PHOTOS OF DAMAGE AND FLOODING NEAR TOWN AND COUNTRY CONDOMINIUMS (TOP LEFT) AND ROADS AND BRIDGES SURROUNDING THE WALLKILL RIVER BY ROBIN WEINSTEIN.