New Paltz Town Government
Residents meet to discuss the formation of a Fire District in New Paltz

Residents meet to discuss the formation of a Fire District in New Paltz

Based on the questions that were asked at the April 14 informational meeting, residents of New Paltz may be receptive to creating a joint fire district that covers the entire town, including the village within it. For that process to move forward would still require cooperation among members of the town and village boards, but...
New Paltz Town Board member Dan Torres files harassment complaint against deputy supervisor Jeff Logan

New Paltz Town Board member Dan Torres files harassment complaint against deputy supervisor Jeff Logan

An exchange prior to a New Paltz Town Board meeting last month led one member to file charges of harassment against another this week, according to a court document. Dan Torres signed a complaint alleging threats to his person were made by fellow council member — and onetime running mate — deputy supervisor Jeff Logan....
The dream of a Fire District in New Paltz heats up

The dream of a Fire District in New Paltz heats up

The creation of a joint fire district for the town and village of New Paltz will be a point of discussion again, starting with a presentation at Village Hall on April 14 at 7 p.m. Terence Hannigan, of the Albany-based Hannigan Law Firm PLLC, will make a presentation and lead a discussion, but this isn’t...
Wilmorite court ruling questions viability of PILOTs under 2% tax cap

Wilmorite court ruling questions viability of PILOTs under 2% tax cap

The decision handed down on March 17 by judge Michael H. Melkonian in the New York State Supreme Court of Ulster County dismissing Wilmorite, Inc.’s Article 78 petition against the Town of New Paltz Planning Board has evoked a sigh of relief among town officials worried about how to pay for all the additional municipal...
New Paltz town and village planning boards meet to discuss a more unified community

New Paltz town and village planning boards meet to discuss a more unified community

The two planning boards of New Paltz — town and village — met together Monday night, in what may be the first of several joint meetings. Much of the conversation focused on finding ways to plan together for a more unified community, rather than one where the sidewalk ends at the village line. There was...
New Paltz town, village agree to move forward on water/sewer infrastructure, Comprehensive Plan and microgrid proposal

New Paltz town, village agree to move forward on water/sewer infrastructure, Comprehensive Plan and microgrid proposal

“Something good came out of something horrible.” Thus did Town of New Paltz supervisor Susan Zimet characterize the new spirit of amity and cooperation that seems suddenly to have sprung up between her Town Board and the New Paltz Village Board, in the wake of bitter controversy in the community over how to resolve the...
Ulster County greenlights repair/replacement of New Paltz’s Carmine Liberta

Ulster County greenlights repair/replacement of New Paltz’s Carmine Liberta

All roads may lead to Rome, proverbially; but in the mid-Hudson, all trails — rail trails especially — seem to lead to New Paltz. And as Ulster County executive Michael Hein’s master tourism plan for a 100-mile “necklace” of bicycle and pedestrian pathways clicks into place piece by piece, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the...
Public and town officials weigh in on Susan Zimet’s second job

Public and town officials weigh in on Susan Zimet’s second job

To some, New Paltz town supervisor Susan Zimet represents a strong woman in local government — someone unafraid to stand up and speak for her beliefs. As an activist, she’s fought hydraulic fracturing in New York State and hounded Albany for tax reform. The town budgets her administration submits routinely come in at or below...
Poll: Can a successful supervisor hold a second job?

Poll: Can a successful supervisor hold a second job?

Recently, New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet accepted a full-time job as the executive director of Hunger Action Network of New York State in Albany. She plans to continue on as supervisor, which is also considered a full-time job. If the letters to the editor our paper has received are any indication, Zimet’s decision is...
Susan Zimet accepts new full-time job in Albany, will remain full-time supervisor in New Paltz

Susan Zimet accepts new full-time job in Albany, will remain full-time supervisor in New Paltz

Last week Town of New Paltz supervisor Susan Zimet announced that she had been offered and accepted the post of executive director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS). With offices in Albany and Manhattan, the not-for-profit advocacy organization uses a combination of legislative action, logistical support to food assistance programs and...
Town board defers filling vacancy after Jean Gallucci’s rsignation

Town board defers filling vacancy after Jean Gallucci’s rsignation

The announcement on January 20 of Jean Gallucci’s resignation from New Paltz’s town board climaxed months of speculation over her protracted absence from board meetings. In response to direct questions from former board member Kitty Brown at a recent meeting, town supervisor Susan Zimet had acknowledged that Gallucci had been having health problems, but said...
Town and village boards resolve to work together on water, sewer issues

Town and village boards resolve to work together on water, sewer issues

There was both good news and bad news coming out of the joint meeting of New Paltz’s town and village boards held on January 23, hastily (and unusually) scheduled for a Friday evening due to time pressure for a decision on how to provide water to village residents during impending shutdown periods for repairs to...