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Saugerties cabin resort breaks ground

Saugerties cabin resort breaks ground

The resort, which developers expect to open in July 2022, includes a 120-seat restaurant, 72 rooms, a full-service spa, sauna and a pool spread across a large main building and multiple cabins, agricultural fields, staff housing, artists’ studios and stables for horse-riding on the property, as well as utilities and service areas. It’s located off Liberty St. behind the Glasco Firehouse, abutting the Hudson River.

News & notes (6/2/21)

News & notes (6/2/21)

Topics include: Memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Dan Guenther; Saugerties building inspector to oversee weed cutting in Esopus; Kingston Planet Wings demolished for intersection realignment; Sloop Brewing now 72nd-largest US regional craft brewery; and more.

News & notes (5/26/21)

News & notes (5/26/21)

Topics include: Ulster County to host outdoor event series at Enterprise West; Saugerties crowns Mum Queen during baseball game; Participate in a Worry Doll Project/Proyecto Muñecas Quitapenas; Family of Woodstock gets Kingston contract for tiny homes project; and more.

Kingston Common Council mulls land bank’s future

Kingston Common Council mulls land bank’s future

The Kingston Land Bank was launched in 2018 with the mission of buying vacant homes held by the city for back taxes, renovating them, and selling them to families at an affordable price and thereby returning the properties to the tax rolls. Since then, the need for affordable housing has only grown, but the land bank’s progress has been slow. It was unable to find buyers for the first three properties it planned to sell earlier this year and recent meetings of the Common Council have seen city elected officials considering reducing the number of properties it would transfer to the non-profit and questioning if its mission still makes sense.