New Paltz Town Government
New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

New Paltz swears in new police lieutenant, officer

It is official now: Former Detective Sgt. Robert Lucchesi is the New Paltz Police Department’s (NPPD) new second-in-command. Lt. Lucchesi was sworn in last week during a special ceremony at Town Hall. Supervisor Susan Zimet said they were “delighted to have him representing our town.” Town Hall and the NPPD had been in extended negotiations...
New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

New Paltz backup water search impacts Plains Road residents

Neighbors on Plains Road met with New Paltz village and town officials June 19 to discuss how drinking water exploration has impacted them. For some people, initial well tests imbued sulfur taste into their water. For others, the search for a backup water supply dropped the water table inside their well. One resident, Michael Burke,...
Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Wilmorite sues the Town of New Paltz

Park Point developer Wilmorite has filed an Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of New Paltz, town officials said. It also appears that the SUNY New Paltz Foundation — the college’s non-profit fundraising group — is also a party in the suit suing the town. “We are not surprised by the litigation,” Supervisor Susan Zimet...
New Paltz officials and bike/ped committee seek residents’ input on trail plan for Route 299 gateway

New Paltz officials and bike/ped committee seek residents’ input on trail plan for Route 299 gateway

On Tuesday, June 3, Town of New Paltz officials and the New Paltz Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (BPC) hosted a public meeting at the New Paltz Community Center to discuss options for a path dedicated to use by bicycles and pedestrians, leading from the western end of the Carmine Liberta Bridge to the entrance of...
Mohonk Foothills meeting draws standing-room-only crowd in New Paltz

Mohonk Foothills meeting draws standing-room-only crowd in New Paltz

Mohonk Preserve’s Testimonial Gatehouse project drew a standing-room-only crowd to New Paltz Town Hall Monday night. Neighbors, advocates and detractors all showed up to deliver comments to the Planning Board about the project, which calls for the restoration of the iconic 1907 gatehouse, as well as work to create a boardwalk at Humpo Marsh. Traffic...
New Paltz Town Board approves Mohonk Preserve’s funding request

New Paltz Town Board approves Mohonk Preserve’s funding request

A simple discussion between Mohonk Preserve and the New Paltz Town Board on May 22 prompted a heated exchange about taxation, the merit of Mohonk’s tax-exempt status and development in the Mohonk Foothills. Glenn Hoagland, Mohonk Preserve’s executive director, came to Town Hall asking the board to endorse their bid for $600,000 in New York...
Parking a big concern in Mohonk Foothills area

Parking a big concern in Mohonk Foothills area

Neighbors on Butterville, Cragswood, Woodlot, Gatehouse, White Oaks and Canaan roads and Lenape Lane met with the New Paltz Town Board last week, talking about issues dealing with parking concerns near the Mohonk Foothills. The debate was about whether or not “No Parking” signs should go along the roads. Residents admitted they felt deeply about...
Is the Wallkill safe? ‘It depends’, says Riverkeeper

Is the Wallkill safe? ‘It depends’, says Riverkeeper

Heavy rain events and seasonal changes all impact the safety of Wallkill River water. No matter where you dip your toes in near New Paltz, it is swimmer or fisherman beware. Representatives from the water quality advocacy group Riverkeeper delivered a presentation to the New Paltz town and village board members on April 24. Since...
Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

Jeff Logan is named Town of New Paltz deputy supervisor

New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet has appointed councilman Jeff Logan as deputy supervisor. “While Jeff and I had a bit of a rocky start, Jeff has been very helpful and available on many key projects the Town Board is working on,” said Zimet. “While Jeff juggles his work as a nurse and co-owner of...
Park Point gets IDA tax break

Park Point gets IDA tax break

The Ulster County Industrial Development Agency has unanimously approved a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) schedule for a developer to build student/faculty housing for SUNY New Paltz. Under terms of an offer proposed at the agency’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Wilmorite Development of Rochester will pay $522,000 a year in town, county and school...
New Paltz renews old Tavern Owners Agreement

New Paltz renews old Tavern Owners Agreement

In the 1990s, New Paltz had a problem. Gang-related crime had become a presence, and a violent stabbing in 1997 stopped public officials in their tracks. New Paltz village and town leaders blamed local bars for what they saw as rampant radio ads for wet T-shirt contests and cheap drinks. They thought it attracted the...
Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

Hampton Inn, CVS Pharmacy loom on the horizon in New Paltz

So far, 2014 has been a busy year in terms of development for New Paltz. Not only is there a proposed $60 million college housing complex on the horizon, but now there is a proposal for a $75 million Wildberry Lodge resort. But there’s also more happening in the college town. A proposed Hampton Inn...