Gardiner Government
Wendy Toman resigns as Gardiner’s recycling coordinator

Wendy Toman resigns as Gardiner’s recycling coordinator

Following a two-year tenure of implementing a broad array of reuse, recycling and cost-saving procedures at the Town of Gardiner Transfer Station, Wendy Toman has given the town notice that she will be leaving the post of recycling coordinator effective April 29. Town Supervisor Marybeth Majestic convened an emergency meeting of the Town Board on...
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...
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...
Carl Zatz taken out of Gardiner Transfer Station chain of command following Ethics Board report

Carl Zatz taken out of Gardiner Transfer Station chain of command following Ethics Board report

Prompted by recommendations issued by the Town of Gardiner’s Board of Ethics following its investigation of a complaint filed against the town supervisor, Carl Zatz has been relieved of his supervisory duties over the Gardiner Transfer Station through the end of this month, when his current term of office ends. After a protracted executive session...
Bruce Blatchly and Frank Petrone face off for town justice seat in Gardiner

Bruce Blatchly and Frank Petrone face off for town justice seat in Gardiner

Voters in the Town of Gardiner will choose between two candidates for town justice on Election Day, November 3. Five-term incumbent Bruce Blatchly is running for reelection to the post of Gardiner town justice on the Democratic line. Town of Shawangunk police chief Frank Petrone is the Republican challenger for the post.   Bruce Blatchly...
Four candidates vie for two seats on the Gardiner Town Board

Four candidates vie for two seats on the Gardiner Town Board

Voters in Gardiner will have to decide between four candidates vying for two open Town Board seats in November. Originally elected as a Democrat, one-term incumbent Mike Reynolds is running for reelection to the Gardiner Town Board with endorsements from the Republican, Conservative, Independence, P4G (People for Gardiner) and Reform parties. Incumbent Gardiner Town Board...
Gardiner town supervisor candidates square off

Gardiner town supervisor candidates square off

Voters in Gardiner will have to decide between two candidates vying for town supervisor in November. Incumbent Carl Zatz, currently winding up a second consecutive term as Gardiner’s town supervisor, is seeking reelection, with endorsements from the Democratic, Working Families, Women’s Equality and Good for Gardiner parties. Marybeth Majestic is running for Gardiner town supervisor...
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...
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...
Carl Zatz weighs in on 2014 in Gardiner and looks toward 2015

Carl Zatz weighs in on 2014 in Gardiner and looks toward 2015

The year 2014 saw the Town of Gardiner resolve its tax disputes over a famous actor’s property and its former library building sold by the town in an online auction. Several of the newer events in town became annual events with their second outing, like the Gardiner Open Studio Tour over Columbus Day weekend marking...
Gardiner Transfer Station and Recycling Center covers all the angles

Gardiner Transfer Station and Recycling Center covers all the angles

At a time when increasing fees charged to Ulster County transfer stations are causing town officials to contemplate difficult options — raising permit fees, consolidation with other towns or even closing altogether — the Town of Gardiner’s transfer station is not only in the black, it’s thriving. That’s due in no small part to the...
All’s well that ends well as Robert De Niro resolves longstanding tax dispute in Gardiner

All’s well that ends well as Robert De Niro resolves longstanding tax dispute in Gardiner

“I only like happy endings, and fortunately we have a happy ending here,” said trustee Warren Wiegand at last Wednesday’s hastily convened special meeting of the Gardiner Town Board. “I’d like to call it a great movie…complete with twists in the plot, a great supporting cast…a happy ending…and even sort of an Oscar at the...