The fate of the Boiceville post office’s current closure seems to be in a temporary limbo.
Draw all the attendees of Woodstock’s top exhibiting nonprofit arts organizations together for a post-Labor Day party and several things become clear straightaway. Pretty much everyone knows most everyone, and many know the entire crowd.
The location was closed Sept. 7 due to a “foul odor.” For the time being, operations have shifted to the Shokan Post Office.
In a move that prompted applause from a large crowd of opponents in attendance, the Town of Kingston Planning Board decided to rescind its earlier “negative declaration” of environmental impact for the project.
It’s one thing to consider an arts colony, such as Woodstock, in terms of its artists. You can also be impressed with the organizations that come to life and become institutions supporting those artists.
Woodstocker Jeff Collins says he decided to throw his hat in the ring for the Democratic Party nod to run in 2020 against incumbent state Senator George Amedore, a Republican seeking a fourth two-year term, based on his “desire to make a difference in what’s happening in our New York legislature.” Collins first announced his candidacy on July 2 in Kingston.
Usually, publications like this come up with lists of locally-created books at the start of summer. You know the
A pair of lawsuits have been filed against the town’s volunteer land use boards and building department in recent weeks, one seeking damages for an alleged jumbled process that resulted in clearcutting of trees and the installation of a highly reflective roof in Woodstock’s cherished scenic overlay district, and the other a “placeholder” involving ongoing planning controversies at the former site of the Woodstock Lodge, now owned by the international work/stay company Selina.
A previous meeting on the contentious proposal had to be cancelled due to overcapacity. The new location is a middle school. Anyone looking to speak will be disappointed though: It’s not a public hearing.
The Woodstock Zoning Board of Appeals has been in the midst of an existential exercise of late. Following deep analysis and key decisions on the propriety of several code enforcement issues in recent months, they’re currently weighing the pros and cons of new signage for the changing Bradley Meadows shopping center and its growing main business, Sunflower Natural Foods, while simultaneously taking into account a growing push by Woodstock’s Commission for Civic Design (CCD), as well as the town’s Tree Committee, to straighten up the look of the town.