The Hudson Valley will see its first major snowfall this Saturday. The forecast calls for 2-8 inches total accumulation, with
New Paltz School Board members are already deep into the process to replace Maria Rice as superintendent, with an eye on having a new person at the helm this summer. A considerable amount of time at the January 8 board meeting was devoted to striking the best balance between efficiency and transparency during this closely-watched process. A dedicated page on the district web site is being used to compile publicly available information about the search, and applications to participate in one of the focus groups were due the same day as this meeting.
Over 18 tons of food was collected in 2019 than otherwise would have gone to waste.
The town hopes to receive Climate Smart bronze or silver certification. Actions it has taken toward that end include preparing plans to reduce emissions from municipal sources, an assessment of the town’s vulnerability to climate change and enacting community choice aggregation legislation, which changed the default electricity supply option for residents to renewable sources.
Just two weeks after it went into effect, state lawmakers are weighing changes to New York’s historic bail reform law, which effectively ended bail in most cases. The main change cited was the need to give judges discretion to require bail when the defendant was deemed to be dangerous.
Several dozen parishioners and friends of the New Paltz Reformed Church gathered last Friday evening in the cozy Fireside Room of the Wullschleger Education Building on Huguenot Street for a slide presentation on the mission trip to Uganda that the Church sponsored in late October and early November of 2018.
A veteran prosecutor with expertise in sex crimes and domestic violence cases will serve as Ulster County’s new chief assistant district attorney. Incoming DA Dave Clegg announced this week that he had appointed Katherine Van Loan to the number-two spot in his office.
A final version of the proposed “Local Law to Amend Chapters 200 and 220 of the Town of Gardiner Town Code Regulating Certain Tourism-Related Accommodation Uses” was adopted by the Gardiner Town Board at its meeting on January 7. A public hearing will be held at Town Hall on Tuesday, February 11 before the board can vote to enact the law.
The median sold price in Kingston in 2019 was $191,750, up almost 20 percent from the previous year’s $161,700. Woodstock’s median sales price was $420,000 in 2019, a modest increase over 2018’s $403,500.
Corey Baker, 24, of Clintondale, pled guilty today to distributing and receiving child pornography. As part of his guilty plea,