A federal entitlement program that for decades has supported everything from after-school programs to handicapped accessible crosswalks in Kingston is on the chopping block in President Donald J. Trump’s proposed budget.
A public hearing was scheduled for April 6.
“All firearms in the town of Woodstock, whether handguns or long rifles and shotguns and all air guns will be secured, unloaded in locked cabinets and/or protected with trigger locks whenever the firearm or air gun is out of the owner’s or custodian’s immediate possession or control,” the resolution states. Violating the law would be punishable by a $500 fine, 120 days in jail or both.
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Responding to the concerns of New Paltz residents, Town Supervisor Neil Bettez said that his comment about removing references to Independence Day from this year’s town fireworks display — scheduled for Friday, June 30 — because it won’t even be held in the same month were “tongue-in-cheek.”
If approved, the measure could be on the ballot in November when Supervisor James E. Quigley III runs for a fifth consecutive term.
Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) said a proposed amendment to the new health care bill would save Upstate taxpayers $2.3 billion a year by shifting Medicaid costs from the counties to the state.
The mixed-use development will now have a smaller footprint, and include a public bathroom and a park-like space dubbed “Mulberry Square.”
“This is a fundamental issue of public health,” said Hein. “We need to be able to make sure there’s clear testimony on the impact of ACA repeal.”
If 2016 was the Year of the Chicken in the Town of Ulster, 2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the Cat.