The Kingston Common Council voted to hold off on a public hearing for a proposal to merge two commissions charged with maintaining the city’s historic character.
The developer of Wildberry Lodge is seeking to pay no sales tax during construction (estimated at about $1,225,000), a waiver of the mortgage recording tax of $225,000 and a net reduction in property tax of nearly $10 billion over 15 years.
New Paltz town and village officials passed resolutions on Thursday, June 7 calling for the legalization of recreational marijuana use at both state and federal levels.
A Saugerties man was fatally struck outside his home by a tree branch cut by a Central Hudson contractor on the afternoon of June 5, according to town police. Miles Putman, 60, of 107 Mount Airy Road was hit at 2:04 p.m. while checking on the progress of branch-clearing workers from the Allentown, Pa.-based company Jaflo, which clears brush between power lines for Central Hudson.
The state’s Appellate Division upheld a local ruling that would allow the construction of the long-planned Catskills resort.
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble said this week he’s drawn up a contingency plan to ramp up operations at the city’s garbage transfer station in the event that the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency opts to stop accepting single-stream recyclables next year.
A group opposing the decision to replace the current library building kicked off a petition drive to dissolve the Woodstock Library District and have the Town Board take control.
The $42m project, located on 57 acres along Rt. 299 and South Ohioville Rd., is expected to break ground in summer 2019 and include: a spa and wellness center, 90-room hotel, two conference facilities, restaurant, outdoor amphitheater, 15,000-sq-ft butterfly sanctuary and “treehouse and canopy adventure.”
Last week, a rainbow crosswalk was painted at the intersection of Hasbrouck and Tricor Avenues, across from Village Hall and the Peace Park, to honor the groundbreaking same-sex weddings that had been officiated nearby 14 years previously. The crosswalk will also serve as the Finish Line for the Hudson Valley Pride March coming up this Sunday, June 3.
The Williams Lake Project, first proposed in 2007, is still in the early stages of construction. Locals weighed in on plans for the next steps, which include additional infrastructure and two “neighborhoods” of residential construction on the southern half of the parcel, called Point Comfort and Kiln Village.