During a meeting last week fraught with confusion over paperwork and videoconferencing issues, Woodstock’s planning board decided the state DEC commissioner should assign lead-agency status for environmental review of the proposed new 12,000-square-foot library building. The library trustees had declared the library as lead agency on the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) required as part of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) after it was led to believe neither the town board nor planning board was interested.
Those entering the recently closed Big Deep and Little Deep in Woodstock now face a trespassing charge due to recent enforcement efforts by the town. Crowding and piles of garbage forced the Town of Woodstock to close popular Big Deep swimming hole.
Onteora High School honored its class of 2020 for persevering through a pandemic and helping each other struggle through distance learning. The event featured a brief ceremony and a triumphal honk-filled automotive caravan through district towns.
The Town of Woodstock has emerged victorious in a land-use battle waged by a property owner over refusal to issue a certificate of occupancy after he clear-cut trees and constructed a highly reflective roof in violation of zoning regulations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the loss of a loved one more traumatic and challenging than usual because social-distancing precautions prohibit traditional funeral services and derail the natural grieving process. An online memorial service through Christ’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock will help with the healing process.
Despite some reservations about the economy, trustees decided it was best to continue with the timeline for a new 12,000-square-foot building.
The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and the resulting demonstrations prompted a discussion of policing practices and praise for the local department and its leadership.
Despite the recent closure of the town-owned spot off Route 212 east of the hamlet, people have decided it’s business-as-usual at the Big Deep swimming hole in Woodstock.
The owner of the former Woodstock Lodge is seeking permission from the Town of Woodstock to temporarily open with limited capacity while attempting to allay fears from planning-board members that the move could set a dangerous precedent.
Woodstock Library trustees have held off a decision on whether to place bonding for a new building on the November ballot. Meanwhile, they will carry forward with planning and fundraising.