Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for area restaurateurs during this pandemic, but it’s now October and the good weather for the year is mostly in the past. As the weather gets colder, restaurants are hoping that heaters and tents will help get them through the winter.
Visible progress is being made on several long-running building projects in the Village of New Paltz.
To keep the 2021 New Paltz town budget within this year’s 1.56 percent tax cap, employees would have to be laid off. That’s the expectation of Neil Bettez, the town supervisor, who estimates that $300,000 will have to be cut from the tentative budget to hit that mark. Guarding against that prospect, the town board set a public hearing on October 15 on a law to exceed the cap.
Town of New Paltz residents should get their first opportunity to talk to members of the police reform and reinvention collaborative toward the end of October, according to the group’s spokesperson.
Sometimes, the most interesting parts of a town can be found in slightly out-of-the-way corners the locals know best. It’s easy to see how Parlor, a recently opened shop that’s “a place to meet, see, buy or sell books and other artifacts,” might quickly become such a prize in the Village of New Paltz.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said a move by the parent company of HealthAlliance could extend what was to be a temporary reduction in local mental-health treatment capacity brought on by a need for greater hospital capacity for Covid-19 to a permanent one.
Halloween is taking some pandemic hits, but it looks like this particular high holy day of New Paltz is not going to be cancelled.
Bias perpetrators condemned; Village bee-tification; Enforcing the rental law; Property sales.
The first-term Democrat will face Kyle Van de Water in New York’s 19th Congressional District, one of the few genuine swing districts in our region.
The Town of New Paltz has a credit rating for the first time, and municipal officials jumped on the opportunity to get a rock-bottom rate on the bond to convert a warehouse at 59 North Putt Corners Road into a courthouse and police station.