The Ferris Woods proposal in New Paltz is for 48 units of senior citizen apartments built on 43 acres that would be accessed from the end of Brouck Ferris Boulevard, off South Ohioville Rd.
The engineer from McDonald’s may have thought the renovation of its New Paltz franchise would be a simple process. But planners have asked for parking lot connections and a design that would fit in with the community’s aesthetic. “New Paltz is not a strip,” said one planner. “We want New Paltz to be its own brand.”
Trustees Don Kerr and Dennis Young are running for second terms in the position and are being challenged by local activists Alexandria Wojcik and Michele Zipp.
A reception to announce the winners was held on Tuesday evening, April 9. In the end, “Down Dusty Roads” by Leo Portuese took the prize in the other category, “Beauty” by Grace Witte took the prize in the landscape category and “The Flute” by Anna Kimber took the award for best portrait.
The New Paltz Central School District will ask voters to approve a $63,640,000 budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The vote will be held at the high school on Tuesday, May 21. The budget reflects a 2.98 percent increase over the current 2018-19 budget and includes a 3.98 percent tax levy increase.
The annual meeting of the New Paltz Study Club was held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Bowman LeFever. The following officers for the year were elected: President, Miss Cora DuBois; secretary, Mrs. Louis D. LeFevre; treasurer, Mrs. Stahl. Miss Ella McLaury had charge of the program, which consisted of readings and phonographic selections portraying the humorous side of life among the American, British and Canadian soldiers during the war.
Deputy Mayor KT Tobin said the salary should be raised to $55,450. “New Paltz is an expensive place to live and based on our own affordable housing eligibility thresholds, this salary does not adequately provide given the cost of living here,” she said.
Earth Day officially falls on April 22, but this year, New Paltz will be celebrating it at several locations the following Saturday, April 27.
Hundreds of local families gathered on the lawn outside the DuBois Fort Visitor’s Center on Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz on Saturday, April 13 to participate in the annual Easter egg hunt.
Rosendale’s unofficial favorite shortcut around downtown Main Street has been intermittently out of commission for a long while now.