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West Hurley residents upset over prospective school buyer

West Hurley residents upset over prospective school buyer

Concerns over development of the former West Hurley School drew a standing-room-only crowd to the West Hurley Firehouse Tuesday night, March 19, with local residents listing reports of slumlord charges against developer Kerry Danenberg from New York City tenants, citizen action groups, city building inspectors, and news publications while simultaneously asking town leaders to help them fight the proposed project.

Eco-challenge teams can make a difference

Eco-challenge teams can make a difference

At the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center on March 14, members of Woodstock Transition and the Woodstock Library held a forum on the Project Drawdown Eco-challenge. This initiative invites people to form teams, decide what actions they want to take, and then, from April 3 to 24, record their actions through a website that will compile results.

Former West Hurley fire company members plead guilty to official misconduct charges

Former West Hurley fire company members plead guilty to official misconduct charges

Former West Hurley fire department chief David Gutierrez and current commissioner Michael “Bucky” VanValkenburgh, a former chairman for the West Hurley Fire District, each pleaded guilty in Hurley Town Court, Tuesday night, March 19, to official misconduct following their earlier arrests for using fire district resources to support Woodstock Landscaping & Excavating, a business belonging to Gutierrez’ wife.

Community Access suit filed by Woodstocker gets Supreme Court  hearing

Community Access suit filed by Woodstocker gets Supreme Court hearing

It’s not every day a Woodstocker gets to attend the oral arguments for a case bearing her name at the Supreme Court of the United States. But so it goes for Dee Dee Halleck, the video and public access television pioneer who has taken a case up through the nation’s legal system that not only questions the extent of public forums as a bastion of our first amendment, but the very ways in which privatization of public interests and management is affecting our democracy.