Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill said today that the Wurts Street Bridge, recently closed for maintenance and inspection by the Department
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Boyer has spent 15 years as an assistant and senior assistant public defender in Ulster and Dutchess counties. More recently, she served as principal law clerk in the State Supreme Court. The lone nay vote on the appointment came from Legislator Mary Beth Maio, who cited Boyer’s support for bail reform.
In the sole local race up for a vote in the Town of Rosendale on Election Day 2020, Democrat Carrie Wykoff is running unopposed for a seat on the Town Board. She is already the interim appointee to the seat recently vacated by John Hughes; this election is to fill out the remaining year of Hughes’ term.
Kingston mayor Steve Noble’s proposed 2021 budget would freeze the city’s tax levy for the sixth year in a row, with a small decrease in the tax rate for propertyowners. The budget includes no layoffs of city employees, a $1.3-million decrease in spending, and an increase of funding for parks, infrastructure and community support.
Topics include: Frost Valley YMCA opens outdoor and virtual learning center; Rapid Covid test coming; NYSSMA selects four New Paltz Students for virtual performance; Catskill Center to host Fall Gala virtually; and more.
The Hudson Valley in general, and recently Ulster County in particular, have gotten national attention for the precipitous rise of the cost of housing. But the mass exodus of buyers from the New York City area to upstate covers a lot more ground than that. Delaware County, the forgotten, sleepy area the size of Rhode Island, has been white-hot, too.
After being dominant from Georgia to Maine for thousands of years, this “keynote species” of the Catskills in particular had succumbed to Asian blight in the first decades of the twentieth century. (Asian chestnuts were imported because they produce fatter nuts. These brought blight to which the older, squatter Asian species was – and is – immune.)
Kingston’s Common Council voted to support adding a green amendment to the New York State Constitution. “This is something that I think Kingston is a leader on in the state, working toward a green environment while still building jobs and housing,” said majority leader alderman Rennie Scott-Childress at the October 5 caucus.
It’s a flirtation of wild asters and jewelweed and bawdy goldenrod. The sky is as blue as the Madonna’s robe and the sun is hot, but wake up early the next morning, and dew has dampened that tablecloth you left on the patio table. The cicadas still thrum in late afternoon, but you notice the songbirds are silent. Silent and gone.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today during his live Facebook briefing that Ulster County is now eligible to receive rapid testing machines and test kits which can deliver results in 15 minutes or less.