Four members of the Kingston Common Council, including its leaders, are calling for an independent investigation of Kingston Mayor Steven Noble and his wife, Julie Noble, by attorney general Letitia James.
Energy Square is now alive with tenants. The net-zero-energy mixed-use building on the midtown site of the former Mid-City Lanes will be called home by 79 people who won a housing lottery that left 800 more on the waiting list. The ground floor will include new space for the Center for Creative Education, part of which will be sublet for a cafe.
Zero Place, the net-zero building going up on Route 32 in New Paltz, may still be opened in September despite pandemic-related construction delays according to developer David Shepler.
According to New Paltz town supervisor Neil Bettez, the resolution was a carefully worded legal step in a process to try to terminate the officer. Discipline of police officers is laid out in their union contract, Bettez said, and firing an officer without going through the process laid out in the document would probably put the town on the losing end of a lawsuit. The matter will be decided through binding arbitration, involving a hearing before an arbitrer. Sisco was originally placed on paid administrative leave, but Bettez said he was no longer being paid.
New Paltz’s town board members has agreed to create a police reform and reinvention committee intended “to create a better future for the New Paltz Police Department and those it serves.”
A Saugerties man is facing charges carrying a prison term of up to 10 years for supplying a Catskill resident with materials to “cause some hell” during a protest in New York City.
A second skydiver died in the past week when a Gardiner resident, 41-year-old David Richardson, succumbed to injuries from a “hard landing” at Skydive the Ranch on July 5.
There will be on-campus instruction and housing at SUNY New Paltz come the fall, but the amount of both will be reduced, and the length of the semester shortened, to accommodate life during a pandemic. The bulk of classes will continue to be taught remotely. Campus officials released the plan yesterday, with the caveat that all of it is subject to change with the circumstances. That warning is reinforced by a “pause and pivot” plan to shift back to fully remote learning if state officials deem that necessary.
State health officials slapped the Horses In The Sun facility in Saugerties with a cease-and-desist order Tuesday, forcing changes to
New Paltz’s town board met in executive session last Wednesday to decide what to do about town police officer Robert Sisco, who posted a politically-charged rap online apparently recorded when he was on duty. Some have come out in support of the officer. More have loudly called for his termination, A few would like to see the members of the town board follow him out the door.