In the second virtual community meeting to discuss the process of reopening daily life in New Paltz, local officials responded to questions. How might retail stores be safely operated? Was it possible or prudent to keep out-of-town visitors away? Is there aid for those unable to pay the rent?
The Woodstock Library’s been one of the more contentious library districts in the region, battling for support as dreams of a space to match its reputation rise into the millions of dollars.
Neighbors refer to it as “the pit.” Excavated two years ago, the site of the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley (ICCHV), at 32 Abeel Street in Kingston’s Rondout, is an eyesore for those who venture up Company Path and has been a safety hazard for the neighboring properties. First proposed in 2011, the 16,000-square-foot structure, which would include a pub, exhibit space, 171-seat theater, and classrooms, is yet to be built.
Amid the presently diminishing pandemic, the beleaguered Selina Woodstock seeks permission to salvage at least part of the 2020 summer
A biocide that can keep surfaces virus-free for three to four weeks is being applied to surfaces in the children’s playgrounds, town building and grounds supervisor Greg Chorvas reported at a recent meeting of the Saugerties town board.
The latest weapon in the battle for a clear Esopus Creek is a weed harvester, purchased jointly by the Village of Saugerties, the Town of Saugerties and John Mullen, a Saugerties-based contractor who owns land along the riverfront. The machine, delivered about two weeks ago, is currently stored in a village building on North Street.
Killing the plant that’s choking the Esopus; Disinfecting local playgrounds; Malden sewer-plant repairs; Travis Winchell Day; Food Pantry hours; Parking overflow near Esopus Bend; and more.
Topics include: Reopening New Paltz’s economy; Cancelling rent?; How to regulate village’s historic appearance; New signage at River-2-Ridge Trail; Signups for community solar program benefit Family of New Paltz; and more.
The immediate effects were not necessarily apparent. After all, some of the largest businesses, like Target, Walmart and local grocery stores, as well as those that are patronized the most often, like corner delis and gas stations, have been open the entire time. Some construction and manufacturing continued as essential work as well, and it’s not exactly a hot market for either.
It’s too soon to know how the pandemic that has particularly ravaged the New York metropolitan area will affect the economic relationship between America’s biggest city and its immediate Upstate neighbors. When things settle down, will there be more home-buying from downstaters seeking refuge?