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.
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.”
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.
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.
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“We’re projecting, provided everything stays the same – and nobody knows what next month will look like; nobody knows what next week will look like — provided we stay the same, not even an increase the ice that’s already committed for, through the end of the year, will result in anticipated revenue of approximately $50,000.”
SUNY New Paltz reported Monday that 15 of its students have tested positive for Covid-19 during the program.
New Paltz police officer Robert Sisco has apologized for a rap video posted to social media in the spring that led to local protests and counter-protests, as well as nationwide news coverage. The apology was made during the police commission meeting held online on November 19. At least one member of a community targeted in that video has been willing to accept it.
“I know I wasn’t the only person who thought ‘what is going on here, someone is going to get killed,” said one resident. “It happened last week.”
Members of the Village of New Paltz Environmental Policy Board want to pollinate the parched grass and cracked-concrete sidewalk in front of Village Hall into a vibrant garden that attracts the eyes and the bees to its flora and fauna.