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New Paltz board offers diversity of views on plan to map environmentally sensitive areas

New Paltz board offers diversity of views on plan to map environmentally sensitive areas

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.

Anti-domestic violence program to be widened

Anti-domestic violence program to be widened

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.

Ulster County public defender resigns after investigation showed failure to seek $2.5m in state reimbursements

Ulster County public defender resigns after investigation showed failure to seek $2.5m in state reimbursements

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.