Some property owners call the town’s proposed short-term rental regulation overreaching while long-time residents say they’re being forced out in the pursuit of the almighty buck.
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Parete, who served as a legislator for six years, including a stint as chair, lost to Nolan in the 2017 election in a three-way race that hinged on absentee ballots for a final verdict.
Woodstock will consider following Kingston and other Hudson Valley communities in providing municipal ID cards to its residents, helping more of the population get vital services and allowing them to feel like they are part of the community.
The Woodstock town board braved the snow to hire Walker Architecture to plan an expansion of Comeau Drive offices and sent its set of short-term rental regulations to the county for approval at its February 12 meeting.
A first-time candidate and two incumbents are vying for two seats on the Town Board, triggering a Democratic primary this June, provided all acquire the requisite amount of petition signatures.
The Shandaken town board voted on February 4 to raise the wages of paramedics in the hope of attracting more employees to the ambulance service.
Former Woodstock Supervisor Jeff Moran announced his candidacy for Ulster County Executive, becoming the fourth in the race seeking to replace Michael Hein.
The 30-year old Woodstock legislator will lead the majority Democratic caucus in a turbulent time. Mike Hein, Ulster’s first and only county executive, is on the way out after a decade at the helm. In the next few years, we’ll find out if Hein’s muscular style of governing is the new norm, or if the legislator will reassert some of its power.
‘We support the idea of allowing STRs, particularly if they’re owner-occupied. But there has to be a way to balance the positive aspects versus the negatives.’
Woodstock joins other communities in support of the Driver License Access Privacy Act, also known as Green Light NY, making its way through the state legislature.