Saugerties Town Supervisor Fred Costello announced in a Facebook post on November 26 that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantining at home.
The Ulster County Legislature last week voted 18 to 5 to continue to maintain the property of Ulster County Enterprise West, formerly the Bank of America building at TechCity, for an additional $399,282.
There’s the appearance of a lot of activity on the development front in the Village of New Paltz these days. But that might partially be an illusion. Because most projects need to weave their way through various regulatory requirements, relatively minor community changes remain under consideration a long time.
Onteora High School’s Community Mentor Program offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to pursue their interests and passions — and perhaps their “dream” careers — with the guidance of community-based professionals.
Rupco’s Energy Square project in Kingston received the upstate-project-of-the-year award on November 19 from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, whose CEO, Jolie Milstein, described the development as “a shining example of a project that should be replicated across New York State.”
The New York State Education Department earlier this month announced plans to cancel its January 2021 round of high-school Regents examinations due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. School districts typically pause high-school classes during Regents exams, but the cancellation of the January round of tests is causing school officials to consider changes.
According to Saugerties police chief Joseph Sinagra, an unidentified 44-year-old male bicyclist from Manhattan died on November 20 from injuries suffered in a November 3 crash.
It’ll be a gloomy Thanksgiving for the retirement communities in New Paltz this year. New Paltz’s two nursing homes are facing increases in positive tests among residents and staff, and one of them just experienced a death from the virus. In response, lockdown measures are being ramped up over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The town board practice of hybrid meetings may change, as Covid-19 seems heading for a second spike, Supervisor Fred Costello said at the opening of the regular board meeting on November 18.
Affordable housing in the increasingly upscale community of Woodstock, according to the Woodstock Housing Commission, was a big problem even before the Airbnb phenomenon stripped the historic town of small apartments and live-in artist studios. Surrounding towns that once provided a commuting base for those that filled Woodstock’s jobs have also faced hikes in rental costs and a rise in short-term rentals.