The state says that NYC-owned Ashokan Reservoir, which makes up most of the town’s taxable property, is undervalued to the tune of $81 million. Town officials are concerned about a lawsuit.
Judges advocated for more clerk hours and the Woodstock Town Board discussed a rising trend in noise complaints during four hours of budget discussions on October 9.
“Laurels by Laura” is an account of life in Shandaken that will leave readers nostalgic for days gone by, even if they weren’t there to see them.
County Executive Mike Hein outlined his vision of lean government and a commitment to progressive goals when he unveiled his proposed 2019 budget last week.
A look at some of the can’t-miss films that might be lost in the shuffle.
Two recent county-level initiatives, a law that would ban the use of plastic bags by grocery stores and retailers and a law limiting the terms for county elected officials, were talked about at length by county residents at a public hearing in the legislative chambers on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 9.
The high number of caterpillars dead or dying this late summer (especially fall webworms) is almost certainly attributable to the stiflingly hot and humid weather we had, and the stretches of abundant rain.
Watching film footage of great jazz musicians in their youth — Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Woodstock’s own Ingrid Sertso and Karl Berger, and many more — is just one of the pleasures of the documentary Karl Berger — Music Mind, showing at the Woodstock Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at the Woodstock Playhouse.
Oct. 10-14: This year’s festival features nine world premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, a dozen East Coast premieres, and eight New York premieres among the 100 plus screenings and dozens of star-studded panel discussions and special events arrayed over five days, as well as special awards being presented to legendary theater and film visionary Julie Taymor and award-winning documentary director Matthew Heineman, known for his eye-opening work on healthcare and opioid addiction crises
On October 1, the Shandaken town board approved a preliminary 2019 budget that will entail exceeding the state-imposed tax cap for the second year in a row, due primarily to salary increases and projected hikes in health care and retirement costs.