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New Paltz officials address concerns from Plains Road residents regarding proposed water district #5

New Paltz officials address concerns from Plains Road residents regarding proposed water district #5

New Paltz town and village officials are seeking to ease concerns voiced by Plains Road residents regarding the proposed water district #5, which 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 York City aqueduct....
Fall leaf pickup back on schedule for the Town of New Paltz

Fall leaf pickup back on schedule for the Town of New Paltz

The Town of New Paltz has announced that it will again be doing leaf and yard refuse collection this fall. The old leaf collector became unusable last year, and the cost of repairs was more than the machine was worth. Residents were able to bring yard refuse to the recycling center on Clearwater Road, but...
Village of New Paltz welcomes new code officer Bryant Arms

Village of New Paltz welcomes new code officer Bryant Arms

The building department of the Village of New Paltz has seen a lot of changes in recent weeks, with personnel leaving, joining the staff and shuffling offices to find the most efficient work environment. The newest change to the staff is the addition of code enforcement officer Bryant Arms, who has taken over the office...
Gardiner GOP nominates Majestic, Reynolds, Rondinelli, Petrone & Stiscia for town posts, Hinson for legislature

Gardiner GOP nominates Majestic, Reynolds, Rondinelli, Petrone & Stiscia for town posts, Hinson for legislature

On August 10, dozens of Gardiner Republicans caucused at Town Hall to choose their slate of candidates for this November’s town and county elections. It was a brief affair, with no opponents stepping up to challenge the nominees endorsed by the Gardiner Republican Committee, so no balloting was necessary. Perhaps the most unusual development of...
Political Affairs Committee keeps Woodland Pond residents current on local issues, candidates

Political Affairs Committee keeps Woodland Pond residents current on local issues, candidates

According to the US Census Bureau, voters aged 65 and older had a 72 percent turnout during the last presidential election: the highest percentage of any age group. And with election season 2015 beginning to gear up, you can bet that the dynamic, engaged population of elders at Woodland Pond at New Paltz will be...
Gardiner Dems nominate Carl Zatz, Warren Wiegand, Laura Walls, Bruce Blatchly and Brian Stiscia; drop Mike Reynolds

Gardiner Dems nominate Carl Zatz, Warren Wiegand, Laura Walls, Bruce Blatchly and Brian Stiscia; drop Mike Reynolds

On Thursday, July 30, some 200 registered Democrats caucused at the Gardiner Town Hall to choose Democratic Party nominees for Election Day 2015. All of the candidates endorsed by the Gardiner Democratic Committee (GDC) carried the nominations by wide margins, including incumbents Carl Zatz, Warren Wiegand, Bruce Blatchly and Brian Stiscia. Also nominated for the...
Lloyd Democrats select Claire Winslow, Mike Guerriero, Joseph Mazzetti, Eugene Rizzo and Richard Klotz

Lloyd Democrats select Claire Winslow, Mike Guerriero, Joseph Mazzetti, Eugene Rizzo and Richard Klotz

Caucusing cooperatively, members of the Democratic party in the Town of Lloyd selected their candidates without controversy, or the need for any but symbolic votes. All told, it was one of the friendliest caucuses one could attend, complete with chilled bottles of water to guard against the July heat wave, and homemade cupcakes and other...
Village of New Paltz to purchase 64.5-acre parcel to complete core of Mill Brook Preserve

Village of New Paltz to purchase 64.5-acre parcel to complete core of Mill Brook Preserve

Culminating more than a decade of study, planning and negotiation following the “Beavergate” trapping controversy of the early 20-aughts, preservation of a continuous wildlife corridor running all the way from Woodland Pond’s forever-wild acreage to the Duzine School’s back yard is finally about to become a reality. On July 22, the New Paltz Village Board...
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...