For the past three years, Kingston has served as a proving ground for a cutting-edge initiative aimed at preventing domestic violence using “focused deterrence.” Now, armed with data showing its effectiveness, District Attorney Dave Clegg said this week he wants to take the “Intimate Partner Violence Intervention” [IPVI] program countywide.
Around 50 customers were billed amounts ranging from $41 to $24,000 for past water usage officials say was underreported by aging meters.
Two cast-iron lawn ornaments prominently displayed in the window of the Saugerties Antique Center on Main Street on the first weekend of Black History Month — one depicting a shoeless, grinning black child, the other the commonly seen lawn jockey — caused controversy among village residents this week.
The court dismissed all 13 causes of action cited in an Article 78 petition by a group of residents calling themselves the Friends of Gardiner, who sought to overturn the permitting of the project, a process that the plaintiﬀs termed “arbitrary and capricious.” Set on a 141-acre site that was formerly home to a tree farm, located on the north bank of the Shawangunk Kill in the Tuthilltown hamlet, Heartwood will include 70 cabins, a main building with spa and restaurant and an event space.
Tests on Wednesday following remediation efforts found no measurable levels of petroleum in the village water supply. More testing and flushing of the system will be done before the “do not drink” advisory will be lifted.
DEC and Village of New Paltz officials have isolated the likely cause of the sheen observed on Village Reservoir #4 to a compromised underground fuel line for the village’s water treatment plant heating system. DEC Spill Response experts are overseeing development and implementation of a cleanup plan to address this spill, according to the state. The village has bypassed this reservoir while investigations of the drinking water supply continue and sampling results are analyzed. The Department of Health is working with local officials to implement a plan to conduct a comprehensive flushing of the water in the village’s distribution system so the do not drink advisory can be safely and effectively lifted.
All of New Paltz is wondering: What’s in the water? While residents and businesses make due with bottled water, state officials are seeking the answer. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has stepped in to test the Village of New Paltz’s reservoirs and implement remedial measures in case there has been a spill or contaminants in the drinking water supply for approximately 14,000 residents.
Concerns over the municipal water supply in New Paltz have led the university to cancel classes through Saturday, Feb. 15,
The folks at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services are describing their new listing at 491 Glenford-Wittenberg Road, across from Yankeetown Pond, as “a 1930s Woodstock ‘landmark’ on the market now “for the first time since its creation.” It’s the Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club property, complete with clubhouse, water frontage, mountain views, and even a pair of half baths labeled “Bucks & Does.”
Both the canopy and the tiny cashier’s booth at the Kwik Mart have been demolished to make way for a new Stewart’s Shop at 76 North Chestnut Street, which will soon take the place of the existing Stewart’s a few blocks further north.