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Discovering how to fix the Discovery Institute

Discovering how to fix the Discovery Institute

The weird land-use problems linger at the site of the Discovery Institute on Plains Road in New Paltz. This unusual property is so far off from modern health and zoning requirements that it’s difficult even to figure out how to fix it, a fact which was made quite clear when Village of New Paltz Planning Board members took a look at the latest attempt during their April 6 meeting.

News & notes (4/14/21)

News & notes (4/14/21)

Topics include: Ulster BOCES students win at SkillsUSA Regionals; Saugerties Pro Musica presents Adaskin String Trio; Call for art for Olive Free Library summer group show; Wurts Street Bridge construction to begin in fall; and more.

News & notes (4/7/21)

News & notes (4/7/21)

Topics include: Spring cleanup in Village of New Paltz; Saugerties names valedictorian and salutatorian; Onteora names valedictorian, salutatorian and principal’s award winner; Results of public survey to be presented April 20 as part of Earth Week celebration; and more.

Covid-19 in Ulster update: Caseload, where to get vaccinated, what’s reopening

Covid-19 in Ulster update: Caseload, where to get vaccinated, what’s reopening

The status of the pandemic here in Ulster is a mixed bag. Cases are still high, though vaccinations are rolling out increasingly quickly and several types of business restrictions in place for over a year are being lifted. Here’s a snapshot of things as they stand entering the second week of April — just about 13 months since Ulster got its first case, and 13,455 confirmed cases and 246 deaths later.

New apartment complex proposed for Uptown Kingston

New apartment complex proposed for Uptown Kingston

A proposed 47-unit rental apartment complex in Uptown Kingston is raising concerns among neighbors regarding its size and scope, as well as potential impacts on the environment and vehicle traffic. But developers and the Ulster County Planning Board contend the project conforms to area zoning and would provide needed housing in a time when escalating prices are creating a crisis for renters.