“We haven’t really quit the board, you know. We simply have not run for reelection. We’ll continue to be still involved with the school.” Thus does Paula Nelson – one of the surviving founders of the Woodstock School of Art, and a mainstay of its operation for more than five decades – downplay the recent decision by herself and her husband, John Kleinhans, to step down from WSA’s Board of Directors. Nonetheless, it’s nice to pay tribute to people who have contributed a great deal to a community while they’re still alive and kicking. So, this action seems as good an excuse as any to remind readers how much work and commitment it took to keep this amazing cultural resource alive for all these years.
Just in time for the road construction season, employees of the Woodstock Highway Department recently participated in work zone safety training to help prevent accidents for motorists and workers.
The Saugerties Town Board voted at its April 7 meeting to seek bids for the replacement of the roofs at the Malden and Glasco sewer plants, based on recommendations by engineers Brinnier and Larios.
Under a system called community choice aggregation, all Central Hudson customers in the village would be enrolled in a program that purchases electricity from renewable energy providers. Joule, the facilitator of the program, aims to offer savings by locking in rates for a year and negotiating for multiple municipalities. Individual customers can choose to opt out and pay the regular Central Hudson price.
The approved budget has some $900,000 more coming to the New Paltz district than was in the governor’s executive budget.
The Onteora School Board approved a $58,786,143 budget to send to voters that calls for a 1.78 percent tax increase.
As the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road grows, the demand for charging stations will also grow, Saugerties Supervisor Fred Costello said.
Thanks to increases in state and federal aid, the Kingston school board is considering keeping taxes the same in its 2021-22 budget, the final version of which will be put to a public vote next month.
Topics include: Ulster BOCES students win at SkillsUSA Regionals; Saugerties Pro Musica presents Adaskin String Trio; Call for art for Olive Free Library summer group show; Wurts Street Bridge construction to begin in fall; and more.
As time ticks down on the six-month moratorium on the processing and approval of permits for dog kennels and breeding facilities that was imposed in Gardiner in February, the Town Board has been tweaking its draft for a new local law that would regulate kennels.