It happens every December

Four in every ten state dollars awarded to Ulster County entities in last week’s distribution of economic and community funding went to two projects in Kingston and one in New Paltz. The largest single amount, $1,750,000, was awarded to the proposed $80-million Wildberry Lodge project next to the New Paltz Thruway exit. Because he still must secure numerous governmental approvals and line up considerable capital, developer Steve Turk is unlikely to break ground on Wildberry Lodge in the near future. The waterpark, resort hotel and conference center has not yet submitted its full application for IDA tax-free financing or its final proposed site plan to New Paltz town government.

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