Weather is the one place where we all seek common ground, despite the ground being frozen, thawed, snow-covered, rain-saturated or dry as a bone in a desert.
Robert Sisco is no longer a New Paltz police officer. Town council members have determined that Sisco violated the terms of a “last chance” agreement, and are exercising their right under that agreement to terminate the officer. This may not be the end of the line, though, because Sisco is signaling a desire to appeal — which is also a right that’s described in the agreement.
Topics include: Ashokan Rail Trail Native American interpretive sign replacement; Save the Mountain album 40th anniversary celebrated on Radio Woodstock; Maritime Museum open for timed admission; Man in hang glider rescued after getting stuck in tree; and more.
Tapping into community solar is going to be happening automatically for most New Paltz residents in the coming months. It will be shifted from an opt-in to an opt-out program once those charges can be included as part of the Central Hudson bill.
The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization mourns the passing of the sloop’s first captain, Allan J. Aunapu. Killed in a tragic accident in Fort Lauderdale last Thursday, Aunapu was 79.
New Paltz public officials have promised that the conversation on police reform is going to continue after a mandated report is filed next month, and it looks like they are being held to account.
Vaccine appointments are about as scarce as rolls of toilet paper were last year. Still, each week Ulster County has been receiving more than 1000 doses through the state and the federal government recently started sending doses directly to pharmacies. Eventually, anyone who wants a vaccine will have the opportunity to get one. But when?
Topics include: Virtual Shamrock Run; Ulster fatal overdoses nearly doubled in 2020; The history of black voting rights in New York State; Ulster exec calls for restaurant hours to be extended; and more.
New Paltz village trustees want to send a clear message that stealing is bad, especially when stealing water from fire hydrants. To do so, they have set a $2,000 fine for anyone caught tapping into a hydrant without authorization.
Kempner Properties, a White Plains-based commercial real estate company, announced the acquisition of Paltz Commons, a 36-unit garden-style apartment complex in the Town of New Paltz, for $7.6 million.