Government
New Paltz to hire former councilwoman Jean Gallucci for comptroller position

New Paltz to hire former councilwoman Jean Gallucci for comptroller position

Following a two-hour-long executive session at the end of the July 16 meeting of the New Paltz Town Board, board members emerged to make the big surprise announcement of the evening: Upon receipt of official notification from Ulster County that New Paltz’s proposed revisions to the Civil Service job description for a municipal comptroller had...
Rosendale breaks ground for new Town Pool

Rosendale breaks ground for new Town Pool

Though the weather was hot and muggy, with a threatening sky, Wednesday, July 8 was a banner day for Rosendalers who have gone too long without a municipal pool in which to cool off. Local officials, distinguished guests and a whole lot of volunteers gathered on the grounds of the Community Center on Route 32...
Architect gives preliminary thumbs-up to reconstruction on former New Paltz Town Hall site

Architect gives preliminary thumbs-up to reconstruction on former New Paltz Town Hall site

The New Paltz Town Board got some encouraging news at its July 9 special meeting from Joe Hurwitz, the architect retained by the town to do a preliminary assessment of how many municipal government functions – including possibly the Village Hall — could be accommodated within the footprint of the old Town Hall on Veterans’...
New Paltz Village Board member Don Kerr urges reconsideration of Wallkill River drinking water option

New Paltz Village Board member Don Kerr urges reconsideration of Wallkill River drinking water option

The New Paltz Village Board’s June 24 meeting was the first for newly elected trustee Don Kerr, and he immediately made good on his campaign promise to be the “water guy” by pushing to have the option of using the Wallkill River as an alternate drinking water source during Catskill Aqueduct shutdowns put back on...
Republicans pick slate for Lloyd town races

Republicans pick slate for Lloyd town races

Candidates may be lining up to run in a presidential election that’s still over a year away, but locally, parties are just gearing up the campaign machinery for this November. Lloyd Republicans held their caucus on Monday in St. Augustine’s Church school and picked who they wanted to represent the party in town races for...
Carmine Liberta Bridge Committee gains consensus, takes summer recess

Carmine Liberta Bridge Committee gains consensus, takes summer recess

When it comes to the new-and-improved Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz, check another item off the list. Lighting for the bridge’s cantilevered sidewalk will, most likely, be luxrail-style LED handrail lighting, according to the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement committee. Lighting above the bridge will be minimalistic — not stylistic — and affordable, they added...
Jeff Logan harassment charge to be dismissed

Jeff Logan harassment charge to be dismissed

New Paltz deputy town supervisor Jeff Logan is unlikely to suffer any penalty for allegedly whispering a profanity-laced tirade into the ear of fellow Town Board member Dan Torres in March. He appeared before justice Kevin V. Hunt of the Shawangunk Justice Court on Monday night, where Hunt adjourned the matter in contemplation of dismissal....
Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

New Paltz’s newly configured Village Board held its first meeting on June 10, picking its way through a long agenda with few actions taken. The most significant decision of the evening was to form an ad hoc committee to revisit recent changes in zoning law as it pertains to the B-3 Gateway District for North...
Rosendale officials get first look at residential redesign for Tillson school

Rosendale officials get first look at residential redesign for Tillson school

When the Rosendale Town Board passed a new local law at the end of last year allowing the creation of Economic Enterprise Overlay (EEO) zones, one of the examples most frequently cited of a long-vacant building in need of a change in zoning in order to be redeveloped was the former Tillson School, located at...
Residents call for better regional planning in response to the proposed plan to build a CVS and Five Guys in New Paltz

Residents call for better regional planning in response to the proposed plan to build a CVS and Five Guys in New Paltz

Due to a death in the family of one of the consultants, the New Paltz Town Planning Board agreed at its meeting on Monday night to continue the public hearing on the CVS/Five Guys project until June 22. Board chairman Mike Calimano, who was not present at Monday night’s meeting, had previously expressed a desire...
Jason West, Sally Rhoads, Ariana Basco get fond sendoff at their last New Paltz Village Board meeting

Jason West, Sally Rhoads, Ariana Basco get fond sendoff at their last New Paltz Village Board meeting

The May 27 meeting of the New Paltz Village Board was remarkable for its brevity, as few issues of any import were put on the agenda for the last go-round for three of its five incumbents. Mayor Jason West lost his bid for reelection, trustee Sally Rhoads lost hers to unseat him and trustee Ariana...
Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

As reported in a recent issue of the New Paltz Times, the crowd in attendance at a meeting convened by the Ulster County Transportation Council at the New Paltz Community Center on May 7 expressed enthusiasm for one of the three options that a county planning study recommended for alleviating congestion at the existing Adirondack...