The vote was met with cheers from the 20 or so supporters of the center who sat through the four-and-a-half-hour meeting to witness it. The unanimous decision by the board marked the end of a long and contentious approval process for a project that met strong opposition from some neighbors who expressed concern about the building’s scale and its impact on a largely residential street.
“Save Tillson Lake” is the name of a new ad hoc advocacy group of citizens alarmed over the Palisades Interstate Park Commission’s plan to “dewater” Tillson Lake, a 23-acre reservoir near the foot of the Shawangunk Ridge. The commission says the lake’s dam is unsafe.
It’s meant to cut back on waste. Reportedly, enough plastic straws are thrown out each year to fill Yankee Stadium nine times over. The village and town boards passed the resolution after the issue was raised by local high school students.
Problems include: uneven front steps, no railing, a tree that needs to be removed, no hot water and no gutters.
Trustees opted for a new building and to save a small historic portion that currently houses some staff office space. But there’s no design yet. That will come in the fall.
Since the 2016 the program has received 36 referrals for youth who have been trafficked or are at high risk of being trafficked.
The new owner of Clovelea (aka The Dragon Inn) isn’t sure what he wants to do with the property, but a restaurant and/or B&B are among the possible fates.
Next time a driver at Cherry Hill Plaza mistakes the gas for the brake, or drive for reverse, a concrete-filled bollard will be standing between car and storefront.
It’s been a cold winter, according to Kathy Germain, who’s in charge of housing services at Rupco and coordinator of the annual tabulation of Ulster County’s homeless numbers. Local social-service agencies involved in services for the homeless numbers say the numbers rose this past winter compared to the previous year. They don’t expect increased funding or services from the federal government.
As state lawmakers prepare to debate a sweeping overhaul of the state’s bail system, a new report claims that Ulster County residents are routinely jailed for minor crimes because they cannot pay small amounts of cash bail.