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Judge in Saugerties dump case might have conflict

Judge in Saugerties dump case might have conflict

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.

Protecting Woodstock’s water

Protecting Woodstock’s water

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.

New Paltz ponders whether it’s worth it to clear trees to make room for solar panels

New Paltz ponders whether it’s worth it to clear trees to make room for solar panels

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.