A dedication and celebration of “Tranquility Trail,” the new mural created by Angela Gaffney-Smith Smith and other local artists at Esopus Beach Park in Saugerties, will take place on Friday August 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Mohonk Preserve is replacing the deteriorating, century-old Lenape Lane bridge across Butterville Road, a connection joining the historic Testimonial Gateway with farmland properties and providing recreational access to the surrounding Shawangunk Ridge. On July 27, a mowed-grass trail was created to provide alternate access across Butterville Road during construction.
Woodstock’s planning board told the town’s library last week that they need to address parking problems, stormwater runoff, an underground fuel tank, and other items as part of an environmental review of the proposed new library building.
Topics include: Maritime Museum’s Solaris and Apollonia partner on educational voyage; Abandoned Hard Cider will open a tasting room in Woodstock on August 7; Woodstock Library reopens; The Maya Gold Foundation is selected as a tMHFA site; and more.
Members of the Common Council’s Finance and Audit Committee have expressed their support for a $30.64 million payment-in-lieu-of-taxes plan for the Kingstonian mixed-use development project, which will be considered by the full council Tuesday.
Ulster County’s active-case total increased from 110 to 177 in two days.
Mohonk Preserve is offering a one-month pass during the Healthy Ulster Pass program from July 30 through August 2. Visitors with proof of Ulster County residency may obtain passes at the new Testimonial Gateway trailhead on Route 299 in New Paltz, or at the Spring Farm trailhead off Mohonk Road in High Falls from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 800-foot bridge, to be built parallel to the 54-year-old, 336-foot-long structure on Route 28, has been designed to prevent the flooding that devastated properties and roads in Mount Tremper during Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some participants in the Sunday drum circles on the village green in Woodstock have felt displaced by a Freedom First anti-mask group that set up a tent near drummers’ area. Deputy town supervisor Maria-Elena Conte expressed concern about intimidation at last week’s meeting of the town board.
Topics include: Mohonk Preserve hosts tenth annual Healthy Ulster Pass program; Gun drawn on officers; Kingston meters to resume this week and new parking app; Ashokan Rail Trail bike hike planned for August 7; and more.