All posts by Cloey Callahan

Exploring the Hudson Valley Book Trail

Exploring the Hudson Valley Book Trail

Whether you’re looking for new or used, rare or a classic, the Hudson Valley Book Trail has it all. The book trail, which is made up of only independent bookstores, runs from Peekskill up to Hudson. While we only highlight six stops here, the trail has 17 in seven Hudson Valley counties. Just minutes away from each stop are other activities like unique restaurants, other shopping or even the Hudson River Skywalk. 

Kingston to pay consultant $500k to rewrite zoning code 

Kingston to pay consultant $500k to rewrite zoning code 

Kingston’s common council voted 8-1 on Tuesday, April 6 to pay a Florida-based consultant $500,000 to update its zoning code. The city’s zoning has not been updated in more than 50 years. The new code would follow a “form-based” approach, which emphasizes factors like aesthetics, walkability, and how the built environment can reflect a community’s overall vision. This relatively new philosophy of zoning is contrasted with traditional zoning, which is mostly based on segregating different parts of the city by permissible use and defining requirements (like building height or setback from the road) in numerical terms.

Covid-19 in Ulster update: Caseload, where to get vaccinated, what’s reopening

Covid-19 in Ulster update: Caseload, where to get vaccinated, what’s reopening

The status of the pandemic here in Ulster is a mixed bag. Cases are still high, though vaccinations are rolling out increasingly quickly and several types of business restrictions in place for over a year are being lifted. Here’s a snapshot of things as they stand entering the second week of April — just about 13 months since Ulster got its first case, and 13,455 confirmed cases and 246 deaths later.