A potential conflict of interest for Saugerties Town Justice Chris Kraft in the matter of accused illegal dumpsite owner Joe Karolys caused the trial on misdemeanor charges that Karolys accepted dumping of construction and demolition debris on his three Saugerties properties outside of a court-mandated 7 a.m.-3 p.m. window to be moved to Woodstock Town Court. Now, it seems another conflict of interest may result in the trial having to be moved again.
A 20-year-old SUNY New Paltz student died after a fall while hiking Monday night around the caves in Kingston’s Hasbrouck Park, city police said Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Should Woodstock extend its sewer system to Bearsville to protect its water system from septic leakage? Or create aquifer and tributary protection districts? Those are two of four options listed by the Woodstock Aquifer Protection Working Group at the town board’s November 12 meeting, by the Group’s chairman Ken Panza, a former council member himself.
Shivering and chanting on a cold and snowy Tuesday morning, a group of about 30 protestors confronted oncoming trucks laden with construction and demolition debris depositing their loads at 1446 Route 212, the home of Saugerties resident Joe Karolys.
Three residents of 9 Lafayette St. awoke to the blare of their fire alarm and the smell of smoke on the morning Nov. 13, but were able to escape unharmed, firefighters said.
New Paltz Town Board members are finding that doing right for the planet is not always simple. There’s state funding in place to install solar panels over capped landfills, but two out of three proposals to do that in New Paltz would also result in the deaths of acres and acres of trees, because trees also are massive solar collectors and the two cannot share the same space.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) last week joined Marbletown Supervisor Rich Parete and Rosendale Supervisor Jeanne Walsh to mark the delivery of a truck that will provide clean drinking water to 200 homes and businesses in High Falls during the upcoming shutdowns of the Catskill Aqueduct.
Recent rail crossing closures in the Town of Ulster have caused headaches for residents and businesses, especially those that culminate in dead ends. Town officials don’t dispute freight rail company CSX’s claims that the renovation and repair work is necessary, but they have issues with how the work is announced and performed.
Kingston police say one person died and three others suffered non-fatal overdoses after using what cops believe is cocaine laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl.
District Attorney Holley Carnright said this week that he believes a lack of proactive policing in Midtown Kingston and an increase in anti-police sentiment has complicated law enforcement’s efforts to address violent crime and drug trafficking in the neighborhood.