With Shawangunk and Catskill vistas revealed around every bend in its meandering country roads, and lush orchards and fertile alluvial cornfields sprawling in every direction, Stone Ridge is an alluringly lovely place to live. But such rural beauty has its down side: being inconveniently equidistant from such necessary evils of modern life as large chain stores.
A 51-year-old Ulster County motorcyclist died yesterday morning after failing to negotiate a curve on Blue Mountain Rd. in Saugerties.
With a tersely-worded letter sent to New Paltz Town Council members, Jonathan Katz ended his 24-year run as town justice, effective August 8. Interviews to fill the position until a permanent replacement is elected will be held at the Town Council meeting on August 1.
With a heat wave forecast for this weekend, local officials have announced the following cooling centers will be open.
A plan to replace a major intersection in Uptown Kingston with a roundabout has been postponed after state officials rejected all the bids submitted for it. Work on the two-year project has been pushed back a full year, with completion now anticipated for the fall of 2021.
Windmill Wine and Spirits, located on Partition St., is owned by the same couple who purchased the The Dutch Ale House, a popular and historic business on Main St.
The Town of Kingston planning board crossed several thresholds at its long-anticipated July 15 continuation of a recessed public hearing on Thomas Auringer’s proposal to build a half-million square foot manufacturing facility off Route 28 on property surrounded by the Bluestone Wild Forest and associated conservation lands recently purchased by the Open Space Institute.
Now that New York State has removed the religious exemption that allowed parents to refuse to vaccinate their children on grounds of faith-based beliefs, the New Paltz Central School District has amended its official policy with regard to immunization requirements for students.
“If you are going to pay attention to diversification, then you must pay attention to those in the community who support you,” Dr. Mario Fernandez said. “Empowering the next generation means giving them a sense of worthiness within the high school environment. A high school is a microcosm of a community, so it’s my charge to make sure that microcosm is inclusive for everybody.”
Three men were arrested yesterday in connection with a robbery and beating that took place on the corner of Park and Warren streets at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.