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Protecting Woodstock’s water

Protecting Woodstock’s water

Should Woodstock extend its sewer system to Bearsville to protect its water system from septic leakage? Or create aquifer and tributary protection districts? Those are two of four options listed by the  Woodstock Aquifer Protection Working Group at the town board’s November 12 meeting, by the Group’s chairman Ken Panza, a former council member himself.

Ulster considers public financing for elections

Ulster considers public financing for elections

The county’s proposed campaign finance reform law, which would allow candidates for  countywide office or county legislature to tap into a $75,000 fund per year in county money for their campaigns prompted more than a dozen speakers, over half of whom were in opposition and emphatic about their positions, and about 50 onlookers at the county legislature’s public hearing on the proposed law on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

New Paltz ponders whether it’s worth it to clear trees to make room for solar panels

New Paltz ponders whether it’s worth it to clear trees to make room for solar panels

New Paltz Town Board members are finding that doing right for the planet is not always simple. There’s state funding in place to install solar panels over capped landfills, but two out of three proposals to do that in New Paltz would also result in the deaths of acres and acres of trees, because trees also are massive solar collectors and the two cannot share the same space.