An update on two pending immigration cases.
Twenty-seven area police personnel from nine departments graduated from a Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) session, conducted in 40 hours over a week-long period, on Friday, Feb. 1.
The developer of the controversial Lincoln Park Grid Support Center late last week announced plans to eliminate all fossil fuel generators from their initial proposal as part of a hybrid design, and will instead opt for a battery-only system.
Mary E. Ritayik is the first woman ever to hold the post in the UPD’s 50-year history, and one of only three women holding the rank of chief in the entire SUNY system.
Water chestnuts, a local species unrelated to the oriental delicacy, have been overwhelming a large section of the Esopus Creek, especially the area where the creek widens opposite the village beach. The green mass covers a wide swath of the creek, making boating and swimming in those areas impossible. Much of the weed cover is near Esopus Bend Nature Preserve.
The full legalization of recreational marijuana seems inevitable. Local law enforcement say the change won’t be without costs, citing in particular an expected increase in driving under the influence incidents.
Site preparations have begun for the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead at the Mohonk Preserve Foothills in New Paltz.
The Navy Times estimated that 43,000 Coast Guard members missed their first paychecks of 2019 due to the partial government shutdown; 21 of them work alongside the Hudson River with the Saugerties Aid to Navigation Team. A local Navy veteran, Allen McDowell, has taken it upon himself to collect donations on their behalf through word of mouth, local clubs and churches and intense social networking.
Eight years after a problem-plagued refurbishment project, city officials are giving serious consideration to tearing down the system of porticos covering sidewalks in the Uptown business district.
Alcohol is the number one date-rape drug, involved in roughly 50 percent of sexual assaults, according to American Addiction Centers, Inc. With that sobering statistic in mind, the county executive’s office is expanding its program to combat sex crimes in local communities by training bar and restaurant staff methods to spot it and then stop it in its tracks.