When the previous vote was taken, aldermen believed a supermajority of seven votes was required for passage. The measure received five votes, but a court later ruled that was enough. Now, three aldermen are saying if the council had known a simple majority would be sufficient, the outcome may have been different.
The bookstore originally used the president’s alleged disparaging phrase for a display of books by African and Latin American authors, but after criticism, changed it to the older and decidedly unironic “E pluribus unum.”
Parking restrictions apply for Jan. 16-17.
Faced with declining revenue and rising expenses, the Woodstock Cemetery’s governing board had no choice but to dissolve and relinquish control to the town.
On a snowy Monday, the day the cold spell broke, I rode the gondola, named “Catskill Thunder,” to the top of the mountain. Since the weather got in the way, I can’t report on the spectacular view, which will be essential to the lift as an attraction in other seasons, but I can describe the ride.
Mayor Steve Noble this week had to walk back a promise to provide written decisions in police discipline cases, after city attorneys told him that doing so would violate state civil service law.
A 74-year-old Highland woman was killed Monday, Jan. 8 in Shandaken when she lost control of her vehicle on a snow-covered roadway and struck a county bus.
While many neighbors have complained about the sawmill, others describe the Weeks family as good neighbors. They said they had benefited by having the mill nearby.
As site plan review for Zero Place in New Paltz nears a conclusion, village planning board members on December 19 tackled issues around access to the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and compliance with the village’s affordable housing law in advance of setting a public hearing on these and other aspects of the project that must be fleshed out before any approval might be granted.
A look at some of the year’s biggest stories, including local crime numbers, Jimmy Fallon’s donation to Saugerties High School, multiple crashes on local railroad tracks, Dragon Inn back on the market, ethics investigation, bus-stop brouhaha, and more.