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Resigning from its board, Callie Jayne calls Kingston Land Bank administration ‘a joke’

Resigning from its board, Callie Jayne calls Kingston Land Bank administration ‘a joke’

A former board member of the Kingston Land Bank — a nonprofit that works closely with the city to acquire, rehabilitate and market vacant homes — has resigned. In her resignation letter and remarks to the Kingston Times Callie Jayne described a dysfunctional operation that has made little meaningful progress towards its goals and has yet to actually take title to a single property — or even formally incorporate as a nonprofit — in the 18 months it has been in existence.

Woodstock Library appoints Collins; opposition to new building continues

Woodstock Library appoints Collins; opposition to new building continues

While some came to a packed reading room February 20 to implore the library board not to continue the contract with architect Stephen Tilly for a new building, many spoke in support of Jeff Collins, whom trustees voted unanimously to appoint to replace Jill Fisher on the board. Collins, who recently ended his state Senate Campaign to help Michelle Hinchey get elected to represent the 46th District, must run in the October board and budget election to stay on as a library trustee.