Gardiner Government
Proposed nine-month moratorium draws ire from solar-farm supporters in Gardiner

Proposed nine-month moratorium draws ire from solar-farm supporters in Gardiner

The parking lot at Gardiner’s town hall was full when on the evening of August 9 the town board held a public hearing on a proposal to impose a nine-month moratorium on the issuance of permits for the installation of ground-mounted solar-energy-generating facilities. Dozens of Gardinerites and non-residents alike turned out to voice disapproval for...
Mara Kill bridge reopened in Gardiner

Mara Kill bridge reopened in Gardiner

Construction of the new Mara Kill span on Route 44/55 in Gardiner is now complete. That’s good news for Gardiner residents, who had grown weary of having to take the long way around after both lanes of Route 44/55 were closed in early May. Traffic resumed on August 3 with a single lane open during...
Gardiner Town Hall’s Justice Court sports new entryway

Gardiner Town Hall’s Justice Court sports new entryway

Though it seems like just yesterday that a former schoolhouse was renovated and expanded to serve as Gardiner’s Town Hall, maintenance was not made a high priority, and the building soon found itself in need of some improvements. The front steps leading to the main entrance to the Justice Court were crumbling, and water had...
Gardiner hires Transfer Station attendant, backburners Recycling/Reuse Program

Gardiner hires Transfer Station attendant, backburners Recycling/Reuse Program

In the wake of the furor over the 60-day moratorium placed on the Reuse and Recycling Center at the Gardiner Transfer Station, effective March 28, and the subsequent resignation of recycling coordinator Wendy Toman, the Town Board decided on May 10 to hire a new part-time transfer station attendant. Based on a discussion in executive...
Gardiner mulls four-year terms for highway superintendent, town supervisor

Gardiner mulls four-year terms for highway superintendent, town supervisor

There’s a movement afoot in Gardiner to begin changing the terms of some elected town officials from two years to four, set in motion by a request from superintendent of highways Brian Stiscia. At present, only the town clerk serves a four-year term. Reelected without opposition in November 2015 to his second term, Stiscia had...
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...