Village of New Paltz is 31 acres larger

After years of getting lost in bureaucratic loopholes, local developer Floyd Kniffen finally received approval from both the New Paltz town and village boards to annex approximately 31 acres of his land -- just north of Henry W. Dubois, near Harrington Street -- from the town to the village.

“Welcome to the village, Floyd,” said Mayor Jason West at last week’s joint town-village board meeting.

Although Kniffen has an approved subdivision from the town dating back to 2004, he said that in order to build on that parcel and retain the open space that could be used as part of . . .

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