“Every time you get in the ring you have to face the fact that you might get floored.”
Woodstock Times | Politics & Government
Will Woodstock be able to maintain two-party status?
How did incumbent John Parete wind up running in both the Republican and Democratic primaries?
At their August 17 caucus, Shandaken Democrats chose Kevin Van Blarcum and incumbent Faye Storms as candidates for the two town council seats up for election in November. They will compete with Nancy Holgate, who was chosen last week, along with a cross endorsed Van Blarcum, a Democrat, to represent the Republicans in the race for town council.
Short-term rentals, mostly through the site Airbnb, are a big business in the Hudson Valley. But questions remain surrounding their regulation.
On the surface all is well on a rare bipartisan level in this mountain town.
Challenges include traffic and parking problems; the town’s loss of mortgage tax income due to the numbers of Brooklynites purchasing homes with cash; a loss of long-term rentals to the Airbnb phenomenon, and shifts to the local equalization rate that are getting fueled by short term rentals which raise the value of local homes not seen until after they sell.
The family of former New York congressman Maurice D. Hinchey, whose career in the U.S. House of Representatives and the
Where are we now? That’s the main question a Woodstock Comprehensive Plan committee is trying to answer as it works with a consultant, Behan Planning & Design, on a plan to address the town’s needs for the long term.
Not long ago Jeff Beals was wrangling together a constitution for Iraq. These days, he is bringing order to a crowded classroom of students at the Woodstock Day School. Life has taken Beals, 40, on a winding path that most recently has brought him to a key role in this district’s grassroots movement and a possible run for congress.