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Gardiner Town Hall’s Justice Court sports new entryway

Gardiner Town Hall’s Justice Court sports new entryway

Though it seems like just yesterday that a former schoolhouse was renovated and expanded to serve as Gardiner’s Town Hall, maintenance was not made a high priority, and the building soon found itself in need of some improvements. The front steps leading to the main entrance to the Justice Court were crumbling, and water had...
Plains Road residents in New Paltz try, fail to negotiate access terms

Plains Road residents in New Paltz try, fail to negotiate access terms

If you live on Plains Road in New Paltz and received a letter asking you for access to your home for the design and construction of water district 5, sending it back signed but otherwise unaltered was the only acceptable response. The letter, from engineer David Clouser, was sent seeking permission to enter homes —...
New Paltz village, town officials sued over water district 5

New Paltz village, town officials sued over water district 5

Residents of Plains Road in New Paltz have filed a lawsuit to stop the creation of town water district 5 over their objections. The new water district is intended to replace private wells so homeowners don’t run the risk of theirs running dry when the village supplies its users during several upcoming shutdowns of the...
New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss traffic and parking for Zero Place

New Paltz Village Planning Board members discuss traffic and parking for Zero Place

New Paltz Village Planning Board members focused on the parking and traffic aspects of the Zero Place development for much of their July 5 meeting. While the current proposal complies with the requirements of the Neighborhood Business Residential (NBR) district, this project — first in the new zone — continues to raise questions about that...
Loose ends: What’s required to move forward with ten long-standing projects in New Paltz?

Loose ends: What’s required to move forward with ten long-standing projects in New Paltz?

There have been many projects proposed at various planning and municipal board meetings in New Paltz, and not all of them advance quickly enough to stay in the public consciousness. That’s why the New Paltz Times chased down a few of these loose ends to learn what would be required to tie them up. After...
New Paltz board members question the need for a moratorium on development in the gateway

New Paltz board members question the need for a moratorium on development in the gateway

The group of citizens pushing for a moratorium on development in the gateway area of the Town of New Paltz near the Thruway have seen progress in the form of an ad-hoc committee which presented favorable findings at last week’s Town Board meeting, but not all board members are convinced that such a move is...
Developers of Zero Place unveil a new look for zero-net-energy mixed-use building

Developers of Zero Place unveil a new look for zero-net-energy mixed-use building

In response to feedback from neighbors and others, the developers of Zero Place unveiled a new look for the zero-net-energy mixed-used building at the June 21 meeting of the Village of New Paltz’s Planning Board. The new versions show a slightly shorter building and use variations of color, window style, roof line and street trees...
Workers remove remaining pieces of trolley track in anticipation of July repaving project for Route 299 in New Paltz

Workers remove remaining pieces of trolley track in anticipation of July repaving project for Route 299 in New Paltz

In preparing for the long-overdue repaving of state roads in New Paltz, workers removed some remaining pieces of trolley track last week. New paving technology involves grinding up and reusing the old asphalt, and those rusted rails would have made mincemeat of the equipment if they hadn’t been pulled out in anticipation of the paving,...
Community mobilizes as funding for Greater New Paltz Community Partnership coordinator position runs out

Community mobilizes as funding for Greater New Paltz Community Partnership coordinator position runs out

Over the past five years, with Phoenix Kawamoto at the helm thanks to a Drug-Free Communities grant from the federal Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Greater New Paltz Community Partnership (GNPCP) has attained a high profile as a coalition of organizations that gets things done. The Partnership has proven its value to the...
New Paltz Town Board considers passing a moratorium for development in the gateway area near the Thruway

New Paltz Town Board considers passing a moratorium for development in the gateway area near the Thruway

At their Thursday meeting, New Paltz Town Board members received a report on the possibility of passing a moratorium on development in the gateway area near the Thruway. The information was presented by members of an ad-hoc committee created just to study the issue after it was suggested by a number of residents concerned that...
CVS attorney presents the New Paltz town Planning Board with a new design proposal

CVS attorney presents the New Paltz town Planning Board with a new design proposal

The CVS application was back on the agenda for the New Paltz Town Planning Board’s June 13 meeting, after many months of no activity. Applicant attorney Charles Bazydlo claimed that “architecture is the sticking point,” but board members continued to raise questions about other issues as well. Bazydlo came armed with pictures of a new...
New Paltz village and town boards consider replacing the Moriello Pool liner with gunite

New Paltz village and town boards consider replacing the Moriello Pool liner with gunite

At a joint meeting on June 8, members of the New Paltz Town Board and Village Board discussed the problems with Moriello Pool, the opening of which has been delayed a month or more with the discovery of leaks in its liner. Paying for those repairs falls to town taxpayers according to the agreement between...