A hearing on feral cats drew a lot of comments in Ulster.
With overwhelming support from testifying residents to bolster them, New Paltz Town Council members voted unanimously last Thursday to pass a law which formally limits cooperation by town police officers with agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It’s an age-old question in politics: How long should the same individual be permitted to hold the same power-wielding post?
Woodstock lawmakers will consider tougher regulations to handle the rise in popularity of short-term rentals while recognizing homeowners’ right to make extra income.
“I served under General Patton. I saw him up close, and the thing he’d be most shocked by is you,” said the councilman, pointing at the camera during an ad that ran during one of Trump’s favorite television shows.
In the past, the Legislature has passed resolutions that weighed in on state and national issues. From now on they’ll have to stick to more narrow and local matters.
Politicians in New Paltz sometimes position themselves as speaking for the “silent majority” of residents who do not attend public meetings because they agree what their elected officials are doing. That silent majority collectively decided it was time to speak out in favor of town water district 5 on Plains Road.
What do you do if you’re a municipality trying over a period of years to get funding for a major infrastructure project, and a regulatory agency changes the rules in the middle of the game, then sends you a letter chastising you for your lack of compliance? Well, maybe that’s when you need to do a little goalpost-moving of your own.
Too strict or too lax?
The move appears to have widespread support.