Michael Moriello, self-described as “a farm kid from [New Paltz] for 59 years,” had a talk with neighbors last week about a 650-bed, rent-by-the-room housing complex that he wants to build on 50 to 60 acres just south of the college on Route 32 South. The neighbors were residents of the adjacent Harvest Hills development.
As they vote for president, member of Congress and state legislature, Woodstock residents are reminded to turn over the ballot to vote on whether their public library can borrow $5.8 million to replace the current building at 5 Library Lane with a two-story, 12,500-square-foot structure. They probably don’t need much of a reminder, though. The local issue has gained more than its share of attention.
Topics include: Frost Valley YMCA opens outdoor and virtual learning center; Rapid Covid test coming; NYSSMA selects four New Paltz Students for virtual performance; Catskill Center to host Fall Gala virtually; and more.
In response to a firestorm of public outrage over the placement of paroled Level 3 sex offenders at the EconoLodge Motel on the eastern edge of town on Route 299, New Paltz officials are investigating possible strategies to stop the community from becoming a dumping ground for predators.
New Paltz police officer Robert Sisco will not lose his job on account of the controversial rap video he posted on social media in June, though he will be on disciplinary probation for four years. The lyrics in the rap included a call to hang Hillary Clinton “for treason,” blamed China for the “whole coronavirus” and declared “There’s only two genders.” Critics slammed the performance as “transphobic” and questioned whether the officer could be trusted to provide equal law enforcement protection to transgender citizens.
More than 70 residents attended the virtual public information meeting held Wednesday, October 7 by Alta Planning and Design to unveil the preliminary design for the bike/pedestrian pathway slated for Henry W. Dubois Drive in New Paltz.
The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County will offer a bike repair clinic on Tuesday, October 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the YMCA at 507 Broadway in Kingston.
Outdoor seating has been a lifeline for area restaurateurs during this pandemic, but it’s now October and the good weather for the year is mostly in the past. As the weather gets colder, restaurants are hoping that heaters and tents will help get them through the winter.
If you’ve been walking, hiking, maybe even raking in your backyard, chances are that you’ve taken in that fetid dead-animal aroma that appears to be wafting over the Hudson Valley. The cause? Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD, is a viral disease that is killing local white-tailed deer.
The New Paltz Police Reform and Reinvention Committee will conduct its first public town hall Zoom meeting on October 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.