It’s too soon to know how the pandemic that has particularly ravaged the New York metropolitan area will affect the economic relationship between America’s biggest city and its immediate Upstate neighbors. When things settle down, will there be more home-buying from downstaters seeking refuge?
“The news from Governor Andrew Cuomo [during his daily press briefing] about the Mid-Hudson Region being eligible for Phase 1 re-opening on Tuesday, May 26 is very encouraging,” said Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan.
Water quality report The 2019 Village of Saugerties Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is available for review, both in print
Two local businessowners – a barber and auctioneer – were cited in the last week for operating in violation of the state ban on nonessential businesses. Local observers immediately took to social media to argue the case. Were businessowners like these demonstrating a recklessness that would prolong the outbreak? Or was the time ripe for rebellion against overly restrictive (or paternalistic) state guidelines?
Reopening on Wednesday, May 20 are: West Trapps, East Trapps Connector, Spring Farm, and Upper Duck Pond trailheads, as well as the Visitor Center. The Coxing Trailhead remains closed. Mountain climbing and bouldering won’t be permitted at this phase and horse trailer parking won’t be allowed due to limited parking (around 50 percent capacity, depending on the lot). Some parts of the preserve, such as Split Rock, won’t be open, but most trails will be, according to Mohonk Preserve Communication Director Gretchen Reed.
The sculpture park will reopen Thursday, May 21, with some guidelines in place.
Collection of brush and bagged yard waste for Village of New Paltz residents who live on streets north of Main
Over the weekend, local social media was buzzing with an image of a sign posted on the door of NJA Auctions, located in the Simmons Plaza in Saugerties, which stated the use of face masks and social-distancing would not be enforced. “If this makes you uncomfortable, we advise that you do not enter. You are a free citizen here to make your own decision.”
Ulster County reached a milestone this week: The county now has more people who have beat Covid-19 than are currently
“Only flush the four Ps: poop, pee, paper and puke.” That’s the message from New Paltz village mayor Tim Rogers. Undaunted public works employees cleared the third “fatberg” from the municipal sewer system since the pandemic shutdown began in March.