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Gardiner maps out new trail system on landfill property

Gardiner maps out new trail system on landfill property

“I don’t know what somebody was thinking when they said, ‘Let’s make that a landfill.’ It’s probably one of the most beautiful pieces of property in the Town of Gardiner.” That was supervisor Marybeth Majestic’s reaction to a guided tour that she and several other town officials were recently given of a new cycling and hiking trail being proposed on town-owned property surrounding the Gardiner Transfer Station, off Steve’s Lane.

Paul Echols, who accused New Paltz police of brutality, cleared of main charges in trial

Paul Echols, who accused New Paltz police of brutality, cleared of main charges in trial

Paul Echols of Ellenville was found not guilty of misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, but guilty of the violations of harassment and disorderly conduct, in a rare trial in New Paltz town court that concluded yesterday. Echols received a $250 fine and 50 hours community service. The charges were the result of a September 9 incident outside of P&G’s in New Paltz at about 3:30 a.m. involving a fight and allegations by Echols of police brutality against the town.

Community forum about Saugerties C&D dump Tuesday

Community forum about Saugerties C&D dump Tuesday

Catskill Mountainkeeper, Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Dump Here Never group are hosting a community forum on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Saugerties High School auditorium at 310 Washington Ave., to discuss the fight against the construction and demolition dump on Route 212 in Saugerties.