Trans-Hudson Management’s proposal to build a CVS drugstore, Five Guys Burgers restaurant and other shops on the 5.6-acre parcel bounded by the New York State Thruway, Route 299 and North Putt Corners Road in New Paltz has been reported as nearing approval so many times since it was first broached in 2014 that readers might be forgiven for viewing another such headline with a roll of a jaundiced eye.
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As New Paltz prepares to relocate its Police Department and Justice Court to a new facility at 59 North Putt Corners Road, an opportunity has arisen to make the site a more hospitable place for the transfer of children between divorcing parents.
A one-time fee of 1.5 percent at the point of sale on the value of a property exceeding the median ($245,000) would go toward a Community Preservation Fund.
Boyer has spent 15 years as an assistant and senior assistant public defender in Ulster and Dutchess counties. More recently, she served as principal law clerk in the State Supreme Court. The lone nay vote on the appointment came from Legislator Mary Beth Maio, who cited Boyer’s support for bail reform.
Although he has already served as a town justice since August of 2019, New Paltz native Rhett Weires will be running for his first term as an elected judge this November on the Democratic ticket.
In the sole local race up for a vote in the Town of Rosendale on Election Day 2020, Democrat Carrie Wykoff is running unopposed for a seat on the Town Board. She is already the interim appointee to the seat recently vacated by John Hughes; this election is to fill out the remaining year of Hughes’ term.
Michael Moriello, self-described as “a farm kid from [New Paltz] for 59 years,” had a talk with neighbors last week about a 650-bed, rent-by-the-room housing complex that he wants to build on 50 to 60 acres just south of the college on Route 32 South. The neighbors were residents of the adjacent Harvest Hills development.
Topics include: Frost Valley YMCA opens outdoor and virtual learning center; Rapid Covid test coming; NYSSMA selects four New Paltz Students for virtual performance; Catskill Center to host Fall Gala virtually; and more.
In response to a firestorm of public outrage over the placement of paroled Level 3 sex offenders at the EconoLodge Motel on the eastern edge of town on Route 299, New Paltz officials are investigating possible strategies to stop the community from becoming a dumping ground for predators.
New Paltz police officer Robert Sisco will not lose his job on account of the controversial rap video he posted on social media in June, though he will be on disciplinary probation for four years. The lyrics in the rap included a call to hang Hillary Clinton “for treason,” blamed China for the “whole coronavirus” and declared “There’s only two genders.” Critics slammed the performance as “transphobic” and questioned whether the officer could be trusted to provide equal law enforcement protection to transgender citizens.