One of the State University of New York campuses has a new Office of Campus Sustainability. Already, the college is one of eight SUNY campuses listed in the Princeton Review’s 2013 Guide to Green Colleges.
The State University of New York at New Paltz has hired a full-time sustainability coordinator, who begins May 1, and a part-time energy coordinator. The new office and its hires come in support of the SUNY New Paltz president’s recent submission of the Campus Sustainability Plan to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
An extended public comment period closes this week for a proposed utility merger. This comes as administrative law judges say they will issue a recommended decision to the Public Service Commission concerning the proposed merger.
A Columbia County town is outfitting its police with assault-style weapons. The Germantown Town Board unanimously approved the purchase of two Bushmaster AR-15 style Patrol Rifles for the town’s Police Department. The Columbia Paper reports that the town’s five part-time police officers will be trained by the Sheriff’s Office in the use of the new rifles, and will not carry them until the Sheriff’s Office has signed off on their training. Cost of the rifles is $755 each.
A well-known philanthropist and environmentalist who had a hilltop residence in New York’s Hudson Valley has died. She was also a champion for world peace.
Kathryn Wasserman Davis died at the age of 106 on Tuesday. She took up both painting and kayaking in her 90s; the latter she sometimes shared with Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, along the Hudson and other rivers.
Sullivan says he recalls last kayaking with her in the fall, when Davis was 105.