According to police, a search yielded over 600 “decks” of fentanyl, half an ounce of cocaine, over 120 tablets of methadone, a quantity of heroin, marihuana, and drug packaging materials.
Ulster County Commissioner of Health Dr. Carol Smith announced today that an employee at Mother Earth’s Storehouse in Kingston has tested positive this week for the COVID-19 virus. Anyone who has shopped at this Mother Earth store from July 1st to July 5 is urged to promptly contact their primary care physician and seek testing, or contact the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan declared next week, July 12-19, will be “Get Tested Week.” The initiative aims to encourage residents to get tested for COVID-19. “Anyone and everyone is eligible and encouraged to get tested,” said Ryan.
After a survey, reviewing the Highland High School Class of 2020 survey results, the school district has decided to reschedule an in-person graduation on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. The rain date will be July 31.
New Paltz’s highway department will be repairing Butterville Road, Gatehouse Road and North Ohioville Road from VanAlst north to the town line from July 21 to 23.
Energy Square is now alive with tenants. The net-zero-energy mixed-use building on the midtown site of the former Mid-City Lanes will be called home by 79 people who won a housing lottery that left 800 more on the waiting list. The ground floor will include new space for the Center for Creative Education, part of which will be sublet for a cafe.
The Mark Gruber Gallery has re-opened in a new location at #13 in the New Paltz Plaza — four doors up from its old spot and now next to the Royal King Dry Cleaners.
Saugerties will be convening a police reform commission in compliance with governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order ‘New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative’. The governor’s executive order requires local police agencies to develop a plan that reinvents and modernizes police strategies and programs in their community based on community input.
During a meeting last week fraught with confusion over paperwork and videoconferencing issues, Woodstock’s planning board decided the state DEC commissioner should assign lead-agency status for environmental review of the proposed new 12,000-square-foot library building. The library trustees had declared the library as lead agency on the Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) required as part of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) after it was led to believe neither the town board nor planning board was interested.
The plan calls for this section of the rail-trail to be widened to approximately twelve feet, with crushed stone as the main surface material, raised crosswalks at every intersection, signage and wayfinding maps. The plan also proposes a shade structure, stone benches, amphitheater seating, a wooden fence, stools and tables, and landscaping around the area of the trail that border.