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Ulster grapples with big box taxable value

Ulster grapples with big box taxable value

The Ulster Town Board last month reaffirmed its support for New York State to enact and support legislation to eliminate the Dark Store Theory in the state’s Real Property Tax Law as a legal loophole for reducing property tax assessments in tax certiorari proceedings. The town first began discussing the Dark Story Theory — the practice of deed-restricting a property that’s being vacated to reduce its taxable value — in the fall of 2017.

Site plan revisions sought for Colony Woodstock

Site plan revisions sought for Colony Woodstock

Since an emergency order allowing spaces for outdoor gatherings has expired, establishments now must obtain site plan approval if they want to make changes permanent. Colony Woodstock presented updates to its site plan earlier this month to make its beer garden permanent. Nicholas Ballinger, owner of Early Terrible, a bar, and Mud Club, a bagel shop, both at 43-45 Mill Hill Road, presented his plans at the October 21 Woodstock Planning Board meeting.

Butterfly Boutique offers repurposed fashion in New Paltz

Butterfly Boutique offers repurposed fashion in New Paltz

Partners in fashion crime Kim Allen and Ruth Faircloth have teamed up to allow their love of beautiful clothing and the thrifted lifestyle come to life at their new store: Butterfly Boutique and Consignment Attic, at 215 Main Street on the sunny patioed corner of the Medusa Antique building, cattycorner to Asian Fusion in New Paltz.