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.
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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 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.
If you have an old air conditioner, don’t just toss it in the dumpster; it could rupture. The refrigerants used in air conditioners have from 1400 to over 2000 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
While most of the U.S. surfs and streams over Internet lines that we take for granted, residents of hard-to-access pockets of the country have never had cable service.
As with all fire commissioner meetings for the past year, ever since former board chair Van Valkenburgh tried pushing through the sale of several department fire vehicles and purchase of used replacements, the large crowd in attendance was rankled, and loud about it.
A Woodstock homeowner was recently scammed by an unscrupulous chimney contractor. Here’s what you can do to avoid scammers.
The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments from attorneys on either side of a First Amendment issue involving Woodstock resident and public access television pioneer and activist DeeDee Halleck this past Monday, February 25.
Over 20 years ago proposals for a local landfill were defeated. Today, Ulster County trucks its garbage over 200 miles away, a situation that’s becoming increasingly unsustainable.
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.