‘On an actual water rescue call, the goal is, nobody gets wet.’
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At issue is whether the railroad can be considered a “public transportation utility,” a designation that would allow the planning board to grant a special permit for storage of trains on property with residential zoning.
A town volunteer committee is well on its way toward helping Woodstock create document that will serve as a guide to planning for the next decade or two.
When the Shandaken Rural Cemetery was established in 1897, gravesites cost about $10 each. Townspeople purchased lots, but some owners never got around to using them, as family members moved away and were buried elsewhere.
It was a golden opportunity — a disposable house, flooded in Hurricane Irene to the point that the owner was prepared to tear it down.
Chichester residents will be pleased to know that the rumors about a potential relocation of the hamlet’s post office, although true, have been circumvented.
The popular swimming beach was closed in 2004 because of a proliferation of aquatic vegetation, a rise in the lake bottom due to silting, and the long-term presence of Canada geese, whose droppings made conditions unsanitary.
In late 2015 and early 2016, the Woodstock community was shocked into action by a string of drug-related deaths of young people. Since then, progress has been made on enforcement and treatment. But the problem is persistent.
Small towns with a tourism season perennially grapple with traffic, but Woodstock’s vehicular woes seem to be getting worse.
“There is a moral imperative to speak out in defense of our community,” said one resident.