The Good Neighbor Food Pantry has a new home thanks to work of local officials and a church that had the space to spare.
Need some artwork to cover those barren walls? How about hard-to-find original Pyrex cookware? Or some plates to replace chipped and broken ones? The Needful Things Curated Thrift store may just be the place to look and you’d be helping a worthy cause.
The Woodstock Town Board heard from some who can’t afford to live in the town they love and others who fear changes will take away their livelihood at a packed public hearing last week on a moratorium to put a pause on development that would hinder sorely needed long-term housing growth.
Running for two seats with four-year terms are Maria-Elena Conte, Howard Harris and Bennet Radcliff. The Woodstock Democratic Committee has endorsed Conte and Ratcliff.
The Woodstock Housing Committee hopes a proposed development moratorium designed to buy time to tackle a housing crisis will go beyond a pause on short-term housing, hotels and motels and address other growth that keeps affordability beyond reach and destroys neighborhoods.
Masks are still mandatory in Onteora schools for the time being as district officials expect more guidance in the wake of news the State Department of Health may revise requirements in schools.
Onteora Assistant Superintendent for Business Monica LaClair is leaving her position and board members expressed their gratitude for her service and dedication.
The way Onteora has operated under COVID restrictions has resulted in a savings of between $2.5 to 3.5 million, said Assistant Superintendent for Business Monica LaClair at the June 1 board meeting.
June 8: Woodstock is considering a nine-month moratorium on short-term rentals and other transient lodging. It would use the time to adjust its zoning to encourage affordable housing for residents.
Woodstock Library officials tried to change focus from finger-pointing to solutions as they come up with ways to fulfill programming needs while weighing the cost-effectiveness of maintaining a structure that was never meant to be a library.