The information would be factored in for any future developments proposed for the areas. Six diﬀerent areas are proposed for the designation, representing riparian, wetland and forested areas. They trace the Wallkill and Kleine Kill, the Swarte Kill and Plutarch wetlands and the large forest tracts of Plutarch, Clearwater and Stony Kill. The Shawangunk Ridge is also included.
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U.S. senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was in Kingston on Monday to warn of the danger posed by untraceable “ghost guns” and to call for immediate federal action to mandate background checks on all large firearms components. Schumer’s visit coincides with a recent spike in gun violence in the city.
Opioid deaths in 2019 in Ulster dropped 41 percent in 2019 with only 33 compared to 2018’s 56, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Department of Health announced Feb. 18.
About this time last week, the village of New Paltz issued its “do not drink” advisory for municipal water. Just over four days later it was lifted after remediation efforts yielded “no detectable signs of petroleum compound” in the drinking water. Here’s an updated look at what happened and what to expect going forward.
The community needs a backup water source during upcoming repairs to the Catskill Aqueduct. Neighbors have sued multiple times to prevent the formation of a water district, which would result in the tapping of the aquifer beneath their properties, but those suits have been repeatedly dismissed, most recently last December.
For the past three years, Kingston has served as a proving ground for a cutting-edge initiative aimed at preventing domestic violence using “focused deterrence.” Now, armed with data showing its effectiveness, District Attorney Dave Clegg said this week he wants to take the “Intimate Partner Violence Intervention” [IPVI] program countywide.
Attorney Andrew Kossover, the Ulster County public defender since 2006, resigned this week after an analysis showed the office failed to seek $2.5 million over six years in state reimbursements. During that time, the county budgeted and spent $1.9 million that could have been reimbursed but was instead absorbed by county taxpayers, according to a release from County Executive Pat Ryan.
Around 50 customers were billed amounts ranging from $41 to $24,000 for past water usage officials say was underreported by aging meters.
The advisory not to drink municipal water in the village of New Paltz, town water districts and at SUNY New
Land and water conservation leader Kevin Case has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Mohonk Preserve. He will assume his responsibilities as President and CEO of Mohonk Preserve on April 6, 2020.