The Kingston Common Council will see two Democratic Party primary elections, highlighted by Ward 3, where incumbent Reynolds “Rennie” Scott-Childress will face off against former Alderman Brad Will, who he was appointed to replace five years ago.
The developers of the commercial project proposed for the “pit” property at Plattekill and Hasbrouck avenues in New Paltz will have to reach an agreement about what rights are reserved to village government as that parcel of land has changed hands over the years.
The large development project called New Paltz Apartments, which would provide beds for 650 people just south of the college campus along South Manheim Boulevard, will require a massive amount of expert help if volunteer planning board members want to be thorough in their review
In District 6 of the Ulster County Legislature, incumbent David Donaldson is seeking a 14th term, with a challenge from Philip Erner.
Six candidates are running for two slots on the ballot for the Saugerties Town Board. The Saugerties Democratic Committee has endorsed Kevin Freeman and Kayleigh Zaloga. Also running are Lauren Ruberg, Nina Schmidbaur, Timothy Scott Jr. and Diedre Miller.
Running for two seats with four-year terms are Maria-Elena Conte, Howard Harris and Bennet Radcliff. The Woodstock Democratic Committee has endorsed Conte and Ratcliff.
In Gardiner, two terms on the Town Board will end in 2021. And whichever of the three candidates currently vying for them prove successful, the tenor of council meetings seems almost certain to change. Meeting length might also increase, given that the two new contenders are both known for being considerably more confrontational than the laid-back incumbent who has decided to retire, David Dukler.
Voting in five Ulster County towns as well as parts of the City of Kingston begins Saturday, June 12, for Democratic voters to select candidates to hold the Democratic Party line in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Woodstock Housing Committee hopes a proposed development moratorium designed to buy time to tackle a housing crisis will go beyond a pause on short-term housing, hotels and motels and address other growth that keeps affordability beyond reach and destroys neighborhoods.
Small businesses across the region and New York State will be able to apply for up to $50,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants as part of a new $800 million dollar state program starting Thursday, June 10.