A first-time candidate and two incumbents are vying for two seats on the Town Board, triggering a Democratic primary this June, provided all acquire the requisite amount of petition signatures.
Before last week, it seemed inevitable that the Kingston City School District would have to purchase voting machines ahead of the budget vote and School Board elections in May, with the only variable how much money they’d wind up spending. But following a compromise between the two parties, the district will be allowed to use the machines this year, with future use depending upon how things go.
On a snowy Tuesday the new doors slid silently open at the eastern end of Sunflower Natural Foods in Woodstock, that venerable institution that anchors an end of town, now taking on the whole building at Bradley Meadows, that once housed several shops including various incarnations of drug stores, a liquor store, a restaurant or two, even an audio-stereo business.
New Paltz resident Eve Walter, Village of New Paltz Planning Board chair and youth and women’s equity advocate, has announced her candidacy for Ulster County Legislator representing the core of New Paltz.
All of a sudden, there’s change afoot at the highest levels of Ulster County government.
The proposed zoning change on Teetsel Street to allow for twelve townhouse units. Current zoning allows for single-family and two-family homes, but not for attached townhouses.
The Onteora School Board voted 6-1 last month to ban displays of the Confederate flag and swastikas, revising the district’s code of conduct to include the symbols under prohibited conduct that “endangers the moral well-being, health, safety or welfare of others,” after incidents involving both symbols over the last two school years. The decision came just over a year after the board passed a resolution denouncing the flag as “a symbol of intimidation, harassment and hate.”
An update on two pending immigration cases.
“I want people to come in here and feel like they’re going to spend time with their girlfriend, or at a friend’s house. I want them to be comfortable.”
Ulster County Democrats will convene in Kingston next week to endorse a candidate for county executive and dozens of other local offices. The convention is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western on Washington Avenue.