Who will be the next owner of a large building on the former IBM campus in the town of Ulster, and to what use will it be put? One county official and a member of the public asked for more transparency on these and other questions at a January 11 public hearing held by the Ulster County Legislature, which is in the process of seeking a buyer for the property that came into the county’s hands following a foreclosure in November of 2019.
“Legislator Donaldson has shown through his actions his willingness to look at all sides of an issue and use those discussions to come to consensus agreements,” said Legislator Brian Cahill, who nominated him.
As an aesthetic experience, traveling the Hudson River Brickyard Trail is a time-trip through two centuries of the valley’s industrial past, rather than a sojourn in pristine wilderness. As long as you don’t expect manicured parkland, you’ll have a fine time.
The spring semester at SUNY New Paltz will be similar to fall, offering a mix of in-person, hybrid and fully online classes, with testing and quarantine required for students and faculty before entering campus. While not much has changed in that regard, the grind of pandemic-related restrictions seems to be taking its toll on students. Citing the distractions of world events, less engaging nature of remote learning, and lack of in-person clubs and socialization, many are altering their plans. Some have decided to plan for an earlier graduation, others have had to switch to a part-time schedule and others dropped out completely.
The owner of a kayak rental business would like to operate at the village beach, but has had some problems.
The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
Ulster County’s main distribution hub for Covid-19 vaccines is the Kate Walton Field House at Kingston High School. It’s capable of delivering 45,000 doses per month. But so far, capacity fall exceeds supply.
Village of Saugerties Mayor William Murphy says that deferred tax payments help village residents deal with the financial setbacks of the coronavirus epidemic. “It made paying taxes less intimidating for people,” he said.
Police relations with parents and children was one of the main themes of a Saugerties meeting on January 6 designed to set the agenda for a state police reform commission.
Widely known in Ulster County and beyond as the prime pioneer of the Repair Café movement in the Hudson Valley, Wackman, age 69, died suddenly on Friday at his home in Kingston of an apparent heart attack.