Heroin bags with two specific stamps are causing a rash of overdoses in Ulster and Greene counties.
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Should the Woodstock Library change its election and budget votes to Election Day in November? Complaints about this year’s vote count were heard at the library’s October 17 meeting.
“One coffee to go.” “Sure. Did you bring your own reusable cup, or do you need a disposable cup?” This conversation may become standard at Woodstock cafés, as the Rethink Disposables Working Group rolls out an initiative to reduce the quantity of single-use plastic littering our environment.
‘I’m going to be straight with you, I have my reservations,’ said Sheriff Juan Figueroa, who took office in January. ‘But what we’re doing isn’t working. We have to try a new approach.’
While it was no landslide, Woodstock Library Board President Dorothea Marcus feels the October 3 trustee election was a vote of confidence for a new library building. After a revised tally, former board member Leslie Gerber received the most votes, 502, followed by Marcus, 493 and incumbent Howard Kagan, 484. All favor tearing down the current library building and constructing a new one.
The Ulster County-built Ashokan Rail-Trail, a long-awaited public recreational walkway (the county prefers the term “shared-use path”), will be opened to the public on Friday, October 18. First proposed in 2012, the 11.5-mile trail is ten to twelve feet in width, with a compacted crushed-stone surface that allows accessibility to persons with disabilities and limited mobility.
The slate of candidates favoring construction of a new Woodstock Library after tearing down the current building won the three seats available on Board of Trustees in October 3 voting. Former trustee Leslie Gerber led all six candidates with 442 votes, followed by current board president Dorothea Marcus with 435 and Howard Kagan with 427.
Selina Woodstock, the burgeoning international work/stay company that bought The Lodge at Woodstock last spring — and has been mired in zoning conflicts ever since — filed a lawsuit against The Lodge’s former owner Michael Skurnick and his various business aliases from which it bought the property — and who it hired to manage its renovation recently.
Voters will have a clear choice among the six candidates vying for three seats on the Woodstock Library Board of Trustees in the noon-9 p.m. Thursday, October 3 election, with voting at the Library, 5 Library Lane.
The redevelopment of the West Hurley school into market-rate condominiums is the talk of the town.