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Kingston health-food store worker tests positive for Covid-19: Shoppers urged to get tested

Kingston health-food store worker tests positive for Covid-19: Shoppers urged to get tested

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.

Saugerties to convene police reform commission

Saugerties to convene police reform commission

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.

State DEC will run review for new Woodstock Library building

State DEC will run review for new Woodstock Library building

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.

Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

Improvements proposed for heavily-trafficked stretch of rail trail in New Paltz

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.