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Maloney endorses Teachout in Congressional race

Maloney endorses Teachout in Congressional race

In her campaign to be elected as the next congressional representative from New York’s 19th district, Zephyr Teachout now has an ally from the 18th, Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. He officially endorsed the former gubernatorial challenger in a Friday morning event at the historic Deyo Hall in New Paltz, part of the Historic Huguenot Street properties....
Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

After Michael Zierler was appointed to the New Paltz Town Planning Board earlier this month, the attorney for a developer asked him to recuse himself from reviewing an application that he’s previously spoken out about during public hearings. That application is the one where Trans-Hudson Management would like to build a CVS and a Five...
New development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

New development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

The NBR, or neighborhood business residential, zoning district along North Chestnut Street in New Paltz may be getting its first application as soon as March. It’s called Zero Place, a four-story mixed-use building to be sited where STS Tires and the park & ride were once located across from Stewart’s. Village resident David Shepler came...
Economics of shared New Paltz municipal center to be discussed Feb. 24

Economics of shared New Paltz municipal center to be discussed Feb. 24

A public information session on the progress towards building a joint municipal center to house New Paltz town and village governments was held last Thursday, but many of the questions asked weren’t ones that could be immediately answered by members of the village and town boards, all of whom were present. The elected officials in...
Rosendale Town Board welcomes Lipari, greenlights pool drainage plan

Rosendale Town Board welcomes Lipari, greenlights pool drainage plan

A new face joined the Rosendale Town Board at its first meeting of 2016, on January 6: Stacy Lipari, a professional educator and currently director of the Creative Co-Op, took the seat formerly held by Bob Ryan, who did not run for reelection. Part of the annual organizational meeting agenda was the reallocation of liaison assignments...
Laura Walls named deputy town supervisor in Gardiner

Laura Walls named deputy town supervisor in Gardiner

In a somewhat unusual move, considering that they ran on opposing tickets in the November 2015 election, Gardiner’s new town supervisor, MaryBeth Majestic, has named new Town Board member Laura Walls as her deputy supervisor, replacing Warren Wiegand, whose reelection bid failed by a handful of votes. Considering that Walls has served in the past...
Lloyd Town Board reorganizes

Lloyd Town Board reorganizes

The Lloyd Town Board held its reorganizational meeting on January 6 at 5 p.m., an hour later than the workshop meetings typically scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month. The time of those workshops was one of the areas where the new board’s fault lines showed, as now there are two Democrats sitting to...
New Paltz Town Board begins year with changes

New Paltz Town Board begins year with changes

The 194th Town Board of New Paltz was called to order Monday night by supervisor Neil Bettez for its reorganizational meeting, a sometimes tedious affair during which standard policies and business practices are tweaked or reaffirmed. It’s also a time for the new administration to switch things up in terms of appointed positions and liaison...
Rosendale Town Supervisor Jeanne Walsh looks forward to 2016

Rosendale Town Supervisor Jeanne Walsh looks forward to 2016

Like many towns nowadays, Rosendale has been struggling in recent years with the logistical and fiscal challenges of upgrading aging infrastructure. But town supervisor Jeanne Walsh has developed a knack for securing grant funding to cover most of the costs of such projects, and the community has pitched in with plenty of volunteer fundraising efforts....
Gardiner supervisor-elect Marybeth Majestic looks forward to 2016

Gardiner supervisor-elect Marybeth Majestic looks forward to 2016

Gardiner’s town government went though quite a shakeup this past Election Day, with two multi-term incumbents turned out of office and a number of former Democratic candidates successfully running on Republican and other party lines. In a squeaker Town Board race that took weeks to resolve, Warren Wiegand lost his seat while Mike Reynolds kept...
Looking ahead to 2016 in Lloyd

Looking ahead to 2016 in Lloyd

Paul Hansut will be sworn in for his third term as Lloyd town supervisor on January 6, in a ceremony which will take place, as tradition dictates, at the firehouse. It was perhaps the most challenging election that Hansut has faced since he first ran for the position in 2011, with the difference in votes...
Collaboration key in 2016 says New Paltz mayor Tim Rogers

Collaboration key in 2016 says New Paltz mayor Tim Rogers

As New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers sees it, virtually everything he’d like to see accomplished in 2016 depends upon working with someone else. Whether it’s relying on the expertise of his staff or elected officials in the surrounding town, for every problem there is someone with more knowledge, a different perspective, or greater authority over...