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Lloyd Town Board approves Hudson Valley Wine Village FEIS

Lloyd Town Board approves Hudson Valley Wine Village FEIS

Developers for the Hudson Valley Wine Village project in the Town of Lloyd can check off one more box on their “to do” list toward getting construction started on the proposed $273 million multi-use development. At the recent Lloyd Town Board meeting on July 16, council members unanimously passed a resolution to approve the Final...
Rosendale Pool Fund within $100K of goal; demolition to begin shortly

Rosendale Pool Fund within $100K of goal; demolition to begin shortly

After two years of furious fundraising, the end is in sight for all those Rosendalers and folks from surrounding communities who really miss the Town Pool at the Rosendale Recreation Center on Route 32. “The present status is that we will be starting demolition for the pool this season,” reports Town of Rosendale recreation director...
Rosendale Farmers’ Market relocates to theatre parking lot

Rosendale Farmers’ Market relocates to theatre parking lot

Though its continued operation seemed dubious as of the end of the 2013 harvest season, the Rosendale Farmers’ Market has found a new home. Its organizers seem pleased with where they’ve landed. The Rosendale Theatre parking lot right behind the cinema at 408 Main Street (Route 213) is centrally located. “We’ve made a good transition...
New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

It is official now: Former Detective Sgt. Robert Lucchesi is the New Paltz Police Department’s (NPPD) new second-in-command. Lt. Lucchesi was sworn in last week during a special ceremony at Town Hall. Supervisor Susan Zimet said they were “delighted to have him representing our town.” Town Hall and the NPPD had been in extended negotiations...
New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

Neighbors on Plains Road met with New Paltz village and town officials June 19 to discuss how drinking water exploration has impacted them. For some people, initial well tests imbued sulfur taste into their water. For others, the search for a backup water supply dropped the water table inside their well. One resident, Michael Burke,...
Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Park Point developer Wilmorite has filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of New Paltz, town officials said. It also appears that the SUNY New Paltz Foundation — the college’s non-profit fundraising group — is also a party in the suit suing the town. “We are not surprised by the litigation,” Supervisor Susan Zimet...
Gardiner recycling coordinator Wendy Toman delivers glowing report on Transfer Station improvements

Gardiner recycling coordinator Wendy Toman delivers glowing report on Transfer Station improvements

Neat news about a messy subject was the order of the day at the Gardiner Town Board meeting on Tuesday, June 10. The town’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Recycling Center has had a new manager with specialized training on duty since March 15, and by all appearances, town officials couldn’t be more pleased with...
Highland Public Library trustees propose site to build new library

Highland Public Library trustees propose site to build new library

The Highland Public Library Board of Trustees held a community forum on Thursday, June 5 at Lloyd Town Hall to announce their intention to pursue the purchase of 7 Elton Place, a 2.3 acre lot of empty land currently owned by St. Augustine’s Parish, in order to build a new, modern library on the site....
New Paltz officials and bike/ped committee seek residents’ input on trail plan for Route 299 gateway

New Paltz officials and bike/ped committee seek residents’ input on trail plan for Route 299 gateway

On Tuesday, June 3, Town of New Paltz officials and the New Paltz Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPC) hosted a public meeting at the New Paltz Community Center to discuss options for a path dedicated to use by bicycles and pedestrians, leading from the western end of the Carmine Liberta Bridge to the entrance of...
Mohonk Foothills meeting draws standing-room-only crowd in New Paltz

Mohonk Foothills meeting draws standing-room-only crowd in New Paltz

Mohonk Preserve’s Testimonial Gatehouse project drew a standing-room-only crowd to New Paltz Town Hall Monday night. Neighbors, advocates and detractors all showed up to deliver comments to the Planning Board about the project, which calls for the restoration of the iconic 1907 gatehouse, as well as work to create a boardwalk at Humpo Marsh. Traffic...
Village Board revisits poison ivy, sandwich board bans

Village Board revisits poison ivy, sandwich board bans

Sandwich boards and poison ivy don’t have much in common — that is, unless you’re the Village of New Paltz. Last week trustees said that laws banning sandwich board signs and poison ivy are difficult to enforce and could possibly be repealed. Aside from mandating grass shorter than three inches, New Paltz’s lawn care and...
New Paltz Town Board approves Mohonk Preserve’s funding request

New Paltz Town Board approves Mohonk Preserve’s funding request

A simple discussion between Mohonk Preserve and the New Paltz Town Board on May 22 prompted a heated exchange about taxation, the merit of Mohonk’s tax-exempt status and development in the Mohonk Foothills. Glenn Hoagland, Mohonk Preserve’s executive director, came to Town Hall asking the board to endorse their bid for $600,000 in New York...