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New Paltz pool could open by mid-June

New Paltz pool could open by mid-June

New Paltz Town Supervisor Neil Bettez believes that Moriello Pool could be operational as soon as June 17, if the work laid out proceeds smoothly. Board members held an emergency board meeting Monday night, May 15 to approve a prepayment of $5,250 to JD Masonry, representing a 50% down payment, for prep work needed before the new liner can be installed. Holding an emergency meeting for that sole purpose could be the difference between opening that weekend, or not until June 24.

Mr. VanBlarcum goes to Washington

Mr. VanBlarcum goes to Washington

Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum, accompanied by deputies and corrections officers and the family of a department member who died in the line of duty last year were among thousands of law enforcement professionals who descended on Washington D.C. for Police Week.

Ulster legislators study potential locations for fire training center

Ulster legislators study potential locations for fire training center

Moving forward on plans to construct a fire training center but responding to protests by neighbors in the Cottekill area where it was originally planned, the Ulster County Legislature has voted to appropriate $82,000 for a study of that county-owned site and several others. Other potential locations mentioned were near the old town hall in New Paltz, on vacant land in Marbletown, and in the Town of Ulster.

Want Lyft? Download the app

Want Lyft? Download the app

Those looking for an alternative to local taxi service rejoiced this week when invites to a “launch party” by the popular ridesharing service Lyft showed up in their inboxes. But officials at the company say they need to gauge whether there’s enough interest in the service locally before they decide whether to launch in Kingston as part of a statewide rollout this summer.