Word came Saturday that New Paltz resident Luis Martinez had been put on a deportation list days earlier, and that more public action might be all that stands between him and a plane trip to Mexico. Message received: roughly 150 friends and neighbors showed up yesterday afternoon at the Orange County Correctional Facility to make their voices heard.
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In reviewing plans for a gas station move, the state came to the conclusion that what really needed is a new traffic light at the intersection of Rt. 32N (North Chestnut St.) and Henry W. Dubois Dr.
A village trustee said police are monitoring streets for any garbage trucks other than County Waste pick up trash in the village, which would be a violation of the single-hauler law passed last year.
Interconnection of parking areas is a planning objective at the county level, as part of an effort to design developments for people rather than their vehicles. For this particular project, a specific objective is to reduce the number of drivers attempting to make a left onto Route 299 from McDonald’s, but presumably it would also incrementally benefit the broader goal of reducing the need to depend on motor vehicles. Neither McDonald’s or adjacent property owners are very interested in the idea.
After seven years on the Gardiner Town Board, councilman Mike Reynolds submitted his resignation last week, effective March 11, “due to a change in my permanent residency status from Gardiner to New Paltz.”
Shinrin Yoku, LLC, the development company headed by Phillip Rapoport and Kristin Soong Rapoport, has released its first public renderings of structures planned for the Heartwood eco-resort in Gardiner.
Residents of the High Falls Water District can now breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they will have ample clean water available when the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) commences its second shutdown of the Catskill Aqueduct this coming autumn.
“I understand the sensitivity of the topic, but redefining history in your own image is not the answer,” said Roland Hasbrouck.
The citizens’ group Friends of Gardiner, claiming to represent more than 300 Gardinerites, has filed an Article 78 legal action against the town of Gardiner challenging the approval on January 17 of the special permit, site plan and subdivision request for the Heartwood project, a lodging facility with 70 cabins, restaurant and event barn.
The storied Gilded Otter, for 22 years a popular spot for enjoying local brews and meals, will become part of Middletown-based Clemson Bros. Brewery in a deal announced February 18.