President Trump threatens arts funding, American people speak up

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — President Trump’s national budget blueprint could rip away more than $17 million in annual funding for the arts in New York State, a devastating blow to regions across the state like the Hudson Valley. But the art community is not going down without a fight. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is one of several federal agencies for the arts—including … Continue reading President Trump threatens arts funding, American people speak up

Hudson Valley proves the arts can transform a community

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — An interesting idea to improve the economy has spread through communities in the Hudson Valley. The idea is simple – if you want people to buy things, attract them with art first. The concept is simple enough. The communities pick a day during which artists put their wares on display near the street – paintings, sculptures and other works of art … Continue reading Hudson Valley proves the arts can transform a community

Norwich High School hosts annual Spirit Night

Nothing builds school spirit like a night of stumbling through obstacle courses, pelting classmates with dodge balls, a plate of whipped cream to the face, choreographed dancing and a little bit of vomit. The Norwich High School seniors and freshmen faced off against the juniors and sophomores in the culmination of a week’s worth of competitions—the time-honored tradition of Spirit Night. On Friday, March 24, … Continue reading Norwich High School hosts annual Spirit Night