With a Comprehensive Plan drafted in 2004 that was never fully implemented and a Zoning Code adopted in 2008 that didn’t anticipate modern trends in vacationing, the Town of Gardiner has been wrestling in recent years with development proposals that seem like square pegs in round holes.
Maria Rice and Thomas M. Bongiovi talk about several topics, including teacher achievement, student mental health, the elementary school reading program, and keeping the lines of communication open.
Walsh has a lot left on her plate, following a massive multi-pronged, multiyear effort to overhaul the town’s aging infrastructure and to remedy the damage wrought by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee back in 2011.
The town supervisor discusses what’s to come in 2019, his last year in office.
The leaders of the village and town discuss upcoming projects, possible local laws and other issues.
Political theater sometimes has “that didactic tag on it that turns people off,” Amy Trompetter says. “But our vocabulary, of puppets, is simple; simple-minded in a certain way. A giant Mother Earth puppet can inspire a feeling of where we came from and be more inspiring to the truth of our existence on this earth and how we expend our energy on that path than a verbal approach.”
Even as village of New Paltz officials were celebrating a $750,000 grant to further improve the leaky sewer mains under the streets, they held a public hearing on an application to secure yet more funding for this ongoing project.
The Village of New Paltz will be mulching Christmas trees this year and offering that by-product to anyone interested in it for gardens or pathways. Residents are encouraged to get their trees out of the house before they dry out a as they pose a high fire risk.
Zero Place will include 46 apartments and a ground floor of retail shops, and it is located at the corner of Mullberry Street and Route 32 North in New Paltz. Project engineer Barry Medenbach predicts that construction will take between 14 and 16 months to complete.
An African-American man said he suffered a broken jaw and dislocated teeth at the hands of police officers who struck him while he was handcuffed and seated in the back of a patrol car in September. The police commission said it found “no evidence” the man’s extensive injuries were caused by the police.