The vote was met with cheers from the 20 or so supporters of the center who sat through the four-and-a-half-hour meeting to witness it. The unanimous decision by the board marked the end of a long and contentious approval process for a project that met strong opposition from some neighbors who expressed concern about the building’s scale and its impact on a largely residential street.
If number of signatures obtained and donations are any indications, some favorites are emerging in a crowded field. The primary, open to all registered Democrats, will be held June 26.
“Save Tillson Lake” is the name of a new ad hoc advocacy group of citizens alarmed over the Palisades Interstate Park Commission’s plan to “dewater” Tillson Lake, a 23-acre reservoir near the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. The commission says the lake’s dam is unsafe.
Six candidates will be on the ballot for the May 15, 2018 School Board election in New Paltz.
In what may be the beginnings of a municipal effort to expand Internet access to unconnected areas of Saugerties, local officials have been talking with communities that have established their own web service infrastructure.
It’s meant to cut back on waste. Reportedly, enough plastic straws are thrown out each year to fill Yankee Stadium nine times over. The village and town boards passed the resolution after the issue was raised by local high school students.
The tax increase is estimated at 2.5 percent.
Salary could be the issue. According to police chief Joseph Sinagra, the department has lost six officers to better-paying New York police departments since 2013.
The Lifespring adult learning program becomes an official town entity; the town renews its membership in a county gang task force following a gang murder that took place in Saugerties; a planning board secretary was appointed; the town asked an engineering firm to inspect the Plattekill Creek culvert and gave the highway superintendent permission to auction off a dump truck.
A recently minted activist group is calling on the Kingston Common Council to hold off approval for any new police contract that fails to include new language governing drug and alcohol testing for officers, and indemnification for cops’ off-duty actions.