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

LGBT community continues to express love in wake of Orlando: A young couple’s path to engagement

“Yeah, it’s been over two years! We can say that now,” Tyler Brown exclaimed while grinning at his new fiancé, Ryan De Tomi. Despite De Tomi’s wayfarers and Brown’s aviators, the loving gaze they exchanged was crystal clear. Brown, 20, and De Tomi, 18, announced their engagement on their two year anniversary, just two days after the grisly Orlando night club shooting. “I almost felt … Continue reading LGBT community continues to express love in wake of Orlando: A young couple’s path to engagement