The Kingston planning board last week unanimously approved a permit amendment for the Hutton Brickyards property at 200 North Street in Kingston. The move will allow the owner to move forward with additional hospitality facilities, including new cabins, a restaurant, a spa and a new entrance and parking lot at Lindsley Avenue.
A long-simmering application to construct the Town of Gardiner’s first commercial solar farm, at 262 Libertyville Road right on the New Paltz border, took a significant step toward reality at the April 27 Planning Board meeting.
Members of Ulster Activists (U-Act) are among the many groups and individuals sounding the alarm about the present housing crisis in New Paltz and the remainder of the county. Representing that group, Jane Schanberg provided both input about and the offer to help with questions around providing more and diverse housing options locally.
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum announces its third annual “Far & Wide National” exhibition, on view in the Main Gallery from Friday, June 4 through Sunday, July 18.
Voters on Tuesday decided by a better than three-to-one margin to move the election date from May to November and place it under county control. They also voted for William Wheeler Murray and Stana Weisburd, the only two candidates for two open seats on the board.
Topics include: SUNY New Paltz plans safe on-campus fall semester; Kingston Reads about Racism meets May 20; WAAM presents “Far & Wide National”; Work continues on Tidewater Center in Saugerties; and more.
Just before adjourning on April 27, the Gardiner Planning Board held its “annual meeting,” at which new officers are elected. It was the first meeting at which former alternate Becky Fullam took her seat as a full member, replacing the recently retired Ray Sokolov.
At its April 27 meeting, the Gardiner Planning Board once again sent Kimlin Propane back to the drawing board on its Site Plan Amendment that would expand the energy company’s flagship fuel storage and distribution facility at 14 Steve’s Lane.
Topics include: Hybrid meetings coming to Village Hall; Pocket park planned; Several hearings scheduled; and Electricity rates decided.
Ed Ford, who was city historian for 35 years and died at age 103 on April 29, leaves a legacy that succeeded in permanently establishing Kingston as a city of history, noteworthy for its restored 18th-century stone houses and city hall as well as significant historic sites. The city would be a much-diminished place were it not for the inspiration, knowledge, and persistence of Ed Ford.