If number of signatures obtained and donations are any indications, some favorites are emerging in a crowded field. The primary, open to all registered Democrats, will be held June 26.
In what may be the beginnings of a municipal effort to expand Internet access to unconnected areas of Saugerties, local officials have been talking with communities that have established their own web service infrastructure.
Salary could be the issue. According to police chief Joseph Sinagra, the department has lost six officers to better-paying New York police departments since 2013.
The Lifespring adult learning program becomes an official town entity; the town renews its membership in a county gang task force following a gang murder that took place in Saugerties; a planning board secretary was appointed; the town asked an engineering firm to inspect the Plattekill Creek culvert and gave the highway superintendent permission to auction off a dump truck.
A recently minted activist group is calling on the Kingston Common Council to hold off approval for any new police contract that fails to include new language governing drug and alcohol testing for officers, and indemnification for cops’ off-duty actions.
The mixed-used building will be located in the village at the corner of North Chestnut and Mulberry St. Forty-six apartments will sit above ground-floor retail shops.
Work is expected to begin soon on a project to revamp drainage and resurface Mill Hill Road from the Landau Grill to just before the Woodstock Playhouse with hopes of completion before the busy summer tourist season.
The agenda for the town planning board’s recent meeting included: a proposed flea market in Glasco, land for a connecting road for emergency access to Riccardi Elementary School, expansion of a mobile home park and a suspiciously ample second garage on Turkey Point Drive.
The proposed $2.35-million 2018-2019 Saugerties village budget, which will go into effect at the beginning of June, will continue a eight-year stint of tax-levy decreases, according to mayor Bill Murphy.
New Paltz-based musician, social media gadfly, WKNY commentator, volunteer firefighter and former school board member Steve Greenfield has thrown his hat into the ring for US Congress.