The guiding principles being followed to develop some kind of process to regulate mass gatherings include recognizing the importance of protest as “part of the village identity,” minimizing the cost of compliance while ensuring compliance actually occurs, keeping the process simple and consistent, and making it content-neutral.
Residents at some local apartment complexes have been hit with huge rent increases in recent weeks. City officials say they believe the rent hikes are an attempt by landlords to get ahead of looming rent regulation.
The slate of candidates favoring construction of a new Woodstock Library after tearing down the current building won the three seats available on Board of Trustees in October 3 voting. Former trustee Leslie Gerber led all six candidates with 442 votes, followed by current board president Dorothea Marcus with 435 and Howard Kagan with 427.
The city’s zoning enforcement officer handed developers of the proposed Kingstonian project a victory last week when he rejected arguments by an activist group that the controversial condo, parking and boutique hotel complex eyed for the Stockade District didn’t need to include affordable housing to comply with the requirements of the zoning code’s Mixed Use Overlay District (MUOD) where it would be located.
Minnewaska State Park and the Mohonk Preserve have both been moving at a steady clip to keep up with new parking areas, trailheads and various construction/renovation projects that are underway to meet the needs of an ever-increasing outdoor recreation population.
An ad-hoc New Paltz committee studying the possibility of putting a solar farm over the old town landfill has been
Saying they anticipate a lawsuit over the Kingstonian, city officials say they will no longer discuss the controversial proposed project with an activist group critical of the plan unless attorneys are present.
The weather was certainly shining on the Hudson Valley as more than 300 people gathered in New Paltz to take part in the third annual Climate Solutions Summit this past Saturday, just two days before world leaders were slated to gather at the United Nations for a global climate summit.
There will be a heavier police presence at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, including drones.
Selina Woodstock, the burgeoning international work/stay company that bought The Lodge at Woodstock last spring — and has been mired in zoning conflicts ever since — filed a lawsuit against The Lodge’s former owner Michael Skurnick and his various business aliases from which it bought the property — and who it hired to manage its renovation recently.