Trans-Hudson Management’s proposal to build a CVS drugstore, Five Guys Burgers restaurant and other shops on the 5.6-acre parcel bounded by the New York State Thruway, Route 299 and North Putt Corners Road in New Paltz has been reported as nearing approval so many times since it was first broached in 2014 that readers might be forgiven for viewing another such headline with a roll of a jaundiced eye.
As New Paltz prepares to relocate its Police Department and Justice Court to a new facility at 59 North Putt Corners Road, an opportunity has arisen to make the site a more hospitable place for the transfer of children between divorcing parents.
This is a good time because the moon is absent this weekend. And there’s a bunch of cool stuff to see and it’s all very easy to find. I’ll prove it.
The ‘‘Our towns’’ column is compiled each month by Carol Johnson of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection. The entries have been copied from the October issues of the New Paltz Independent. To get a closer look at these newspapers of the past, visit the staff of the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at the Elting Memorial Library at 93 Main Street in New Paltz, or call 255-5030.
Through the aid of local business owners and dozens of volunteers, the iron fence at the Woodstock Cemetery got a fresh coat of paint recently and will be repaired. Woodstock Hardware owner Vince Christofora provided the materials and rounded up the volunteer labor to paint the fence along Rock City Road.
It just isn’t autumn without the hundreds of freshly baked apple pies and steaming-hot fritters dipped in powdered sugar at the New Paltz Reformed Church. The church’s annual apple festival this past Saturday was still a success, despite having to limit the size and scope due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Michael Moriello, self-described as “a farm kid from [New Paltz] for 59 years,” had a talk with neighbors last week about a 650-bed, rent-by-the-room housing complex that he wants to build on 50 to 60 acres just south of the college on Route 32 South. The neighbors were residents of the adjacent Harvest Hills development.
The Saugerties Town Board accepted the second resignation for retirement of patrolman Donald Tucker at its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 14. Tucker had previously retired about six years ago after reaching the rank of first sergeant in the local police force, said supervisor Fred Costello.
If you think you remember the Elting Memorial Library celebrating its centennial back in 2009, you’re not wrong. That was indeed 100 years from the date when seven women from the New Paltz Study Club, inspired by the opening of a new Normal School building after the original one was destroyed by a 1906 fire, decided that the town needed a Free Library Association. So, they opened a reading room at 60-62 Main Street: the first iteration of what was to become the modern library the town knows today. A few months later it relocated to larger quarters in the Nathan Van Wagenen building at 68 Main Street. The Regents of the University of the State of New York granted the New Paltz Free Library a provisional charter on April 1, 1909, and an absolute charter on December 2, 1915.
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