Who will be the next owner of a large building on the former IBM campus in the town of Ulster, and to what use will it be put? One county official and a member of the public asked for more transparency on these and other questions at a January 11 public hearing held by the Ulster County Legislature, which is in the process of seeking a buyer for the property that came into the county’s hands following a foreclosure in November of 2019.
As an aesthetic experience, traveling the Hudson River Brickyard Trail is a time-trip through two centuries of the valley’s industrial past, rather than a sojourn in pristine wilderness. As long as you don’t expect manicured parkland, you’ll have a fine time.
Toni Benevento is a new Parks & Recreation Committee member in Gardiner. She’s relatively new to the community and has a background working for state and national parks in Utah.
It may come as a surprise to some Anglo folks who are used to thinking of Latin American food as “too spicy” that this slow-simmering style is the essence of Dominican cuisine. And you can get the real thing in New Paltz these days: at New Nelly’s II, which last year took over the little shop at 235 Main Street that formerly housed Amazin’ Melts, directly across from Ulster Savings Bank.
Daniel Getman and Janice Pickering have gifted 9 Paradies Lane in New Paltz to Unison, allowing Unison to have a second campus that is dedicated to following the Unison tradition of art offerings and also addressing current and vital issues of social and environmental change through the arts.
The Village of Saugerties election is on March 16, and the names of Mayor Bill Murphy and Trustees Brian Martin, Jeff Helmuth and Jeannine Mayer, whose terms will expire this year, will be on the ballot.
The Kingston Common Council is considering zoning changes designed to create more affordable housing in the city. The changes would amend a number of different sections to the city’s zoning code. It would adopt a new section titled “Affordable Housing,” which would allow the planning board to deny site plan approval for development if the applicant does not comply with a number of different requirements for affordable housing.
As we approach a full school year disrupted by the virus, the grind of shifting schedules and remote learning seems to be taking its toll on local students and parents. Kingston, which has been fully remote since early December, had planned to resume hybrid instruction this week, but instead opted to push that date back to January 19.
Village of Saugerties Mayor William Murphy says that deferred tax payments help village residents deal with the financial setbacks of the coronavirus epidemic. “It made paying taxes less intimidating for people,” he said.
David Brownstein will not seek a second term on the New Paltz Town Board in November. During the campaign in 2017, Brownstein expressed the desire to bring “a different level of civility” to the twice-monthly town meetings, which had been characterized by tension and sharp language directed by elected officials to each other and to members of the public.