Who will be the next owner of a large building on the former IBM campus in the town of Ulster, and to what use will it be put? One county official and a member of the public asked for more transparency on these and other questions at a January 11 public hearing held by the Ulster County Legislature, which is in the process of seeking a buyer for the property that came into the county’s hands following a foreclosure in November of 2019.
The owner of a kayak rental business would like to operate at the village beach, but has had some problems.
Ulster County’s main distribution hub for Covid-19 vaccines is the Kate Walton Field House at Kingston High School. It’s capable of delivering 45,000 doses per month. But so far, capacity fall exceeds supply.
The Kingston Common Council is considering zoning changes designed to create more affordable housing in the city. The changes would amend a number of different sections to the city’s zoning code. It would adopt a new section titled “Affordable Housing,” which would allow the planning board to deny site plan approval for development if the applicant does not comply with a number of different requirements for affordable housing.
Putting in a mixed-use path for bicyclists and pedestrians along Henry W. DuBois Drive will not result in a significant environmental impact, New Paltz’s town board determined at its January 7 meeting.
New leadership will steer the Woodstock Public Library into the next chapter of planning for a new building after the razor-thin defeat of a $5.8 million bond.
Police relations with parents and children was one of the main themes of a Saugerties meeting on January 6 designed to set the agenda for a state police reform commission.
Topics include: Ulster County to set up “hubs” to distribute Covid-19 vaccines; Kingston gets a million bucks; Students from Saugerties gain real-world career experience while helping Habitat for Humanity; Ulster DA warns of scams; and more.
Ulster County is set up to 1,500 doses per day. Unfortunately, it’s set to run out of doses by Thursday.
After a nationwide search, the not-for-profit decided to go no further than its own backyard and promote veteran land conservation director Seth McKee to the post of executive director of the Scenic Hudson Land Trust and land programs. At the same time, Scenic Hudson hired Raul “Rocci” Aguirre as its new executive director of Policy, Advocacy and Science.