At 277,000 square feet and operating 24 hours a day, the combined jail and headquarters for the Ulster County Sheriff ’s Office accounts for about 40 percent of county government’s total energy usage. Moving it to a renewable heating source will be a challenge.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday completed excavation of the 2.5 mile Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel from Newburgh to Wappinger, a significant milestone in the $1 billion effort to repair leaks in the 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct, which provides around 50 percent of New York City’s water.
Speakers remain divided on whether the project being pitched for the edge of Kingston’s historic Stockade District would contribute to economic growth, or simply accelerate the pace of gentrification.
Saugerties resident Joe Karolys and his legal counsel asserted last week that the town’s anti-dumping laws were being selectively enforced. While the appeal is pending, the town can’t enforce a stop-work order that would prevent the dumps, which were cited in May by the DEC for violations of clean water and solid waste disposal laws, from accepting more material.
Along with the passing of the torch came the passing of the check, as representatives of Millbrook Preserve, Inc. and the New Paltz Community Foundation gathered on Friday morning, August 2 at the Preserve’s trailhead on North Manheim Boulevard. The ceremony marked the Preserve’s coming of age as an official not-for-profit organization, legally able to do its own fundraising.
Now in year four of a five-year study, The Tick Project aims to remove ticks from entire neighborhoods to see if a coordinated approach can reduce Lyme disease infection rates.
Two recent rockslides on Main Street in East Kingston are being monitored by Ulster town officials, Callanan Industries and state authorities. According to town officials, the pair of rockslides appear to have been caused by the collapse of an historic cement mine opening created in the late 1800s, and were not related to blasting, which was not happening when the slides occurred. Callanan suspended all blasting on Aug. 12 to ensure the safety and stability of the slopes overlooking Main Street.
For more than a century, Mohonk Mountain House has served as a gathering place for local, national and international leaders to focus on ways of promoting peace, environmental protection and civil rights. Founded in 1869 by the Smiley family, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Mountain House. In honor of this milestone the owners have teamed up with Mohonk Consultations to offer a weekend-long peace conference from November 1 through 3, titled “Creating and Sustaining Peace.”
A request for a zoning change by developers of the Kingstonian complex could give the Common Council an opportunity to bring more scrutiny to bear on the proposed residential, commercial and hotel complex.
On August 2, less than a week before he was due in court to make the case to keep his controversial construction and demolition debris dumps open in the face of stop-work orders, Joe Karolys was arrested and charged with illegal dumping, town police said.