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Highland Landing Park; gondola project still in the works

Highland Landing Park; gondola project still in the works

The bundle of pilings that fell over recently on the side of the dock at Bob Shepard Highland Landing Park in Highland has yet to be brought upright, but that won’t affect the park’s opening in late spring or early summer, said Matt Smith, president of the Highland Landing Park Association that manages and develops...
Lloyd Town Board discusses Greater Walkway Region signs

Lloyd Town Board discusses Greater Walkway Region signs

Discussion was held at the recent Lloyd Town Board meeting about the ongoing project to bring Greater Walkway Region signage to Highland and Poughkeepsie. The signs are intended to “brand” the region as a travel destination and encourage Walkway Over the Hudson visitors to spend tourist dollars in the surrounding communities once they’ve visited the...
Lloyd Town Board reorganizes at its Jan. 8 meeting

Lloyd Town Board reorganizes at its Jan. 8 meeting

The Lloyd Town Board held its reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Town Hall. It was the first meeting with new board member Michael Horodyski. Councilman Jeffrey Paladino was named deputy supervisor at no additional remuneration. Kate Jonietz, full-time confidential secretary to the supervisor, was appointed budget officer at no additional remuneration. The board...
Plans to boost the local economy by welcoming Walkway Over the Hudson visitors

Plans to boost the local economy by welcoming Walkway Over the Hudson visitors

“When Walkway Over the Hudson opened in 2009, we knew that it would attract a lot of people, but we had no idea how wildly successful it would be,” says Jeffrey Anzevino, director of land use advocacy for Scenic Hudson. “But at the time, everyone was focused on converting the abandoned bridge into a park,...
Michael Horodyski is appointed to the Lloyd Town Board

Michael Horodyski is appointed to the Lloyd Town Board

At the Lloyd Town Board’s last meeting of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the resignation of councilmember Herbert Litts, effective Dec. 31, was accepted. Former Town of Lloyd councilmember Michael Horodyski was appointed as his replacement, effective Jan. 1. It’s a bit of turnabout, in some sense, because when Horodyski resigned from the Lloyd...
Highland Library board eyes new capital project

Highland Library board eyes new capital project

Highland Public Library officials met with the public last week to discuss their plans to leave 30 Church Street behind. Highland’s Library board outlined a list of problems with the current 2,900-square-foot building. They painted a bleak picture for taxpayers: A leaky roof, lead-based paint on the walls, cracked ceilings and walls, a building all...
Hansut re-elected in Lloyd

Hansut re-elected in Lloyd

There were some definitive races won and lost in the Town of Lloyd and others that were too close to call when the polls closed on Tuesday. Republican incumbent town supervisor Paul Hansut won handily against Democratic challenger and Town Board member Mike Guerriero, securing 1,418 votes to his opponent’s 977. These votes are still unofficial,...
Poll: Who is your pick for supervisor in Highland?

Poll: Who is your pick for supervisor in Highland?

Highland’s supervisor race this year will pit two Lloyd Town Board colleagues against each other. Incumbent Republican Paul Hansut, the current supervisor, is endorsed by the Conservative Party and the GOP. The former Ulster County lawmaker and policeman wants to help attract Walkway Over the Hudson visitors into downtown Highland, and Hansut would like to...
Rosaria Peplow and Sally Bellacicco will face off for the position of Lloyd town clerk

Rosaria Peplow and Sally Bellacicco will face off for the position of Lloyd town clerk

Two candidates are running for the position of Lloyd town clerk. Incumbent Rosaria Peplow (D) is being challenged by Sally Bellacicco (R). Here are their responses to questions from the New Paltz Times.   Rosaria Peplow Why did you decide to run for another term and how long have you served as town clerk? I...
Town of Lloyd highway superintendent candidates

Town of Lloyd highway superintendent candidates

Rich Klotz is vying for a second term as the Town of Lloyd superintendent of highways. He has been endorsed by the Lloyd Democratic Party, as well as the Independence Party and Conservative Party. Lenny Auchmoody, also a lifelong resident of Highland, is running on the Republican ticket. Here are their responses to questions from...
Four candidates vie for two open seats on the Lloyd Town Board

Four candidates vie for two open seats on the Lloyd Town Board

This November, four candidates will vie for two open seats on the Lloyd Town Board. Incumbents Kevin Brennie and Jeff Paladino are running along with Frank Lombardi and Joe Indelicato. Here are their responses to questions from the New Paltz Times.   Kevin Brennie Kevin Brennie was endorsed by the Republican Party to run for...
Highland town supervisor Paul Hansut versus Michael Guerriero

Highland town supervisor Paul Hansut versus Michael Guerriero

Paul Hansut is the incumbent town supervisor running on the Republican and Conservative lines.   Why did you decide to run for office for a second term? I enjoy the challenges that come along with the supervisor position. I have spent my adult life serving the public. I spent 20 years in law enforcement (for...