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Residents meet to discuss the formation of a Fire District in New Paltz

Residents meet to discuss the formation of a Fire District in New Paltz

Based on the questions that were asked at the April 14 informational meeting, residents of New Paltz may be receptive to creating a joint fire district that covers the entire town, including the village within it. For that process to move forward would still require cooperation among members of the town and village boards, but...
Meet the New Paltz village trustee candidates

Meet the New Paltz village trustee candidates

Village of New Paltz Election Day is coming up soon, on Tuesday, May 5. Last week, the New Paltz Times brought you profiles in their own words of the four candidates running for mayor (to read the interviews, visit www.newpaltzx.com). In this issue, again in question-and-answer format, we present profiles of the four candidates contending...
New Paltz Town Board member Dan Torres files harassment complaint against deputy supervisor Jeff Logan

New Paltz Town Board member Dan Torres files harassment complaint against deputy supervisor Jeff Logan

An exchange prior to a New Paltz Town Board meeting last month led one member to file charges of harassment against another this week, according to a court document. Dan Torres signed a complaint alleging threats to his person were made by fellow council member — and onetime running mate — deputy supervisor Jeff Logan....
The dream of a Fire District in New Paltz heats up

The dream of a Fire District in New Paltz heats up

The creation of a joint fire district for the town and village of New Paltz will be a point of discussion again, starting with a presentation at Village Hall on April 14 at 7 p.m. Terence Hannigan, of the Albany-based Hannigan Law Firm PLLC, will make a presentation and lead a discussion, but this isn’t...
Four run for mayor of New Paltz

Four run for mayor of New Paltz

On Tuesday, May 5, residents of the Village of New Paltz will once again cast their votes to decide who will be their next mayor and fill the two seats on the Board of Trustees whose terms are coming to a close. This week the New Paltz Times brings you brief profiles of the four...
Wilmorite court ruling questions viability of PILOTs under 2% tax cap

Wilmorite court ruling questions viability of PILOTs under 2% tax cap

The decision handed down on March 17 by judge Michael H. Melkonian in the New York State Supreme Court of Ulster County dismissing Wilmorite, Inc.’s Article 78 petition against the Town of New Paltz Planning Board has evoked a sigh of relief among town officials worried about how to pay for all the additional municipal...
New Paltz town and village planning boards meet to discuss a more unified community

New Paltz town and village planning boards meet to discuss a more unified community

The two planning boards of New Paltz — town and village — met together Monday night, in what may be the first of several joint meetings. Much of the conversation focused on finding ways to plan together for a more unified community, rather than one where the sidewalk ends at the village line. There was...
Neighbors share their concerns about Trailview Place development in Highland

Neighbors share their concerns about Trailview Place development in Highland

The town of Lloyd has a plan for the hamlet of Highland: that’s where most of the people should live, so that’s where most of the commercial and residential development should be. Increasing density in that core area should result in a community that has a more robust economy, more opportunities for work and play...
Highland voters pass bond issue proposal for new library by 62.5 percent majority

Highland voters pass bond issue proposal for new library by 62.5 percent majority

Voters in the Highland Central School District approved the Highland Public Library’s $4.8 million bond issue proposal at the polls on Tuesday by a 62.5 percent majority. A total of 1,097 voters cast a ballot, with 687 votes for the project and 410 against. “We’re just so grateful that the community supported the new library,” said Highland...
New Paltz Village Board settles mayor’s salary lawsuit, tweaks parking proposals

New Paltz Village Board settles mayor’s salary lawsuit, tweaks parking proposals

The most significant occurrence at the New Paltz Village Board’s February 25 meeting came at the very end, when nearly all the attendees had gone home rather than wait through a long executive session. But when the board members emerged — sans mayor Jason West, who had recused himself — it was to announce that...
Jason West announces his bid for reelection as mayor for the Village of New Paltz

Jason West announces his bid for reelection as mayor for the Village of New Paltz

Election Day for offices in the Village of New Paltz is coming up on May 5, and there’s less than a month left for hopefuls for office to collect signatures and file their nominating petitions before the March 31 deadline. The current terms of trustees Ariana Basco and Sally Rhoads are coming to an end,...
New Paltz town, village agree to move forward on water/sewer infrastructure, Comprehensive Plan and microgrid proposal

New Paltz town, village agree to move forward on water/sewer infrastructure, Comprehensive Plan and microgrid proposal

“Something good came out of something horrible.” Thus did Town of New Paltz supervisor Susan Zimet characterize the new spirit of amity and cooperation that seems suddenly to have sprung up between her Town Board and the New Paltz Village Board, in the wake of bitter controversy in the community over how to resolve the...