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New Paltz’s Kon-Tiki to reopen with new owners

New Paltz’s Kon-Tiki to reopen with new owners

When the Kon-Tiki Trading Co. went out of business in May after nearly three decades at 70 Main Street, many local residents bemoaned the fact that the eclectic curio shop would no longer be a part of the New Paltz scene. But MaryAnn Tozzi of New Paltz and Ana Lynn of Gardiner did more than waft nostalgic on Facebook, joining forces as business partners to re-open a revamped version of Kon-Tiki Trading Co. under a new name.

Gardiner’s revived Open Space Commission drafts model conservation easement

Gardiner’s revived Open Space Commission drafts model conservation easement

Reconstituted in April 2018 following more than three years of inactivity, and its effective dissolution after all its members’ terms had expired, the Open Space Commission (OSC) of the Town of Gardiner has been doing its homework. A presentation at the September 3 Town Board meeting of its progress so far on the topic of codifying procedures for conservation easements earned the OSC high praise from the board and town supervisor.

Genetic testing scam warning

Genetic testing scam warning

Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.