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Woodstock situation resolved peacefully

Woodstock situation resolved peacefully

From the New York State police: “County Sheriff’s Department and the New York State Police were dealing with a suicidal individual who had barricaded himself in a residence this morning (Saturday, May 4). The individual has surrender to police and the situation has been resolved peacefully.”

Woodstock library board set to approve architect’s contract

Woodstock library board set to approve architect’s contract

Woodstock Library Trustees plan to vote at their next meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, on a $584,000 contract with Dobbs Ferry architect Stephen Tilly for designs on a new 12,000-square-foot library building amid lingering concerns by some that the board hasn’t been transparent enough and hasn’t given enough consideration to a renovation.

No closing set for West Hurley school sale

No closing set for West Hurley school sale

Following the Town of Hurley’s March 18 town hall meeting at the West Hurley Firehouse, where a standing-room-only crowd of local residents came out to express concerns and seek answers regarding the long-pending sale and development of the closed West Hurley School into condominiums, Hurley Supervisor John Perry sent a letter expressing his community’s concerns to Onteora School District Superintendent Victoria McLaren.

Community solar projects getting up and running

Community solar projects getting up and running

Solar Generation, a company that started in Woodstock and now has its office just outside Kingston, is in the process of building several community arrays. Owner Paul McMenemy said two projects in the Saugerties area are close to obtaining permits and are expected to be operational by late summer, available only to Central Hudson customers. Two arrays in NYSEG’s territory are also in the works but will not be completed until next year.

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.