New Paltz Town Government
New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci resigns

New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci resigns

New Paltz Town Board member Jean Gallucci announced on Tuesday that she has stepped down from her position on the Town Board due to a work commitment. In her resignation letter Gallucci states, “My full-time place of employment has assumed new management. As chief fiscal officer, I am an integral part of the executive and...
New Paltz Town Board, plant site opponents trade barbs at contentious meeting

New Paltz Town Board, plant site opponents trade barbs at contentious meeting

Municipal officials in many places are sometimes moved to joke ruefully about town meetings being stormed by citizens waving torches and pitchforks, like the enraged peasantry in the movie Frankenstein. The tempestuous January 15 New Paltz Town Board meeting came closer to that imagery than any in recent memory, with purple prose, heated exchanges, claims...
New Paltz Town Board members defend their decision to not reappoint Tim Rogers to the Planning Board

New Paltz Town Board members defend their decision to not reappoint Tim Rogers to the Planning Board

He wasn’t in the room, and elected officials tried to avoid even using his name, but Tim Rogers drove a lot of the discussion at Monday’s reorganizational meeting of the New Paltz Town Board. Rogers, a member of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education, was not reappointed to a full term on...
Town of New Paltz supervisor Susan Zimet gears up for 2015’s challenges

Town of New Paltz supervisor Susan Zimet gears up for 2015’s challenges

Following years of trying to get their jobs done while suffering from one mysterious ailment after another on account of black mold contamination of the old Town Hall, supervisor Susan Zimet and her municipal staff are breathing literal sighs of relief as they embark upon a new year in a new — if temporary —...
New Paltz Town Hall employees move to their new offices at Clearwater Road (with photo gallery)

New Paltz Town Hall employees move to their new offices at Clearwater Road (with photo gallery)

  Photos by Lauren Thomas New Paltz’s new, temporary Town Hall isn’t going to win any architecture or interior design awards. Inside and out, it looks pretty much like what it is: six trailers riveted together to create a bare-bones, utilitarian space for offices. Its contours are boxy, its materials industrial, its aesthetics decidedly unappealing....
New Paltz Town Board and Board of Education at odds over proposed sewage treatment plant next to the high school

New Paltz Town Board and Board of Education at odds over proposed sewage treatment plant next to the high school

What sewage treatment plant? That was the response of the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education after learning of Town Board-approved plans apparently already in progress to build a sewage treatment plant directly adjacent to the athletic fields at the high school and on land owned by New Paltz Town Board member Kevin...
New Paltz Town Hall closes, offices relocating to new site this week

New Paltz Town Hall closes, offices relocating to new site this week

Got a beef with Town Hall? You’re going to have to hold it in for this week at least, if you live in New Paltz. After a long, dramatic buildup propelled by municipal employees’ persistent health woes traced to black mold infestation in the old Town Hall building, the town government finally began moving this...
Town of New Paltz adds new director of finance position to essentially flat budget for 2015

Town of New Paltz adds new director of finance position to essentially flat budget for 2015

It’s that time of year again when town officials try to wrestle the next year’s spreadsheet into submission, honing a tentative budget into a final version that will not send voters and taxpayers into excessive sticker shock. Having struggled for three years with inadequate staffing to rectify fiscal messes left over from the previous administration,...
Black mold sickens New Paltz Town Hall employees

Black mold sickens New Paltz Town Hall employees

The recent discovery of a sickness-inducing black mold at the New Paltz Town Hall has quickened supervisor Susan Zimet’s search for town government facilities. The still-unidentified mold — results of an air-quality test are still pending — has reportedly caused health problems for town employees for over a year. At a special Town Board meeting...
New Paltz town, village boards meet with Historic Huguenot Street

New Paltz town, village boards meet with Historic Huguenot Street

In a long, low room of the 1799 LeFevre House on Historic Huguenot Street (HHS), members of the New Paltz town and village boards held a joint meeting on Wednesday, August 27. Town councilmen Dan Torres and Kevin Barry, deputy supervisor Jeff Logan, mayor Jason West, deputy mayor Rebecca Rotzler and trustee Ariana Basco attended....
Labor, community organizations and citizens protest Wilmore IDA tax breaks

Labor, community organizations and citizens protest Wilmore IDA tax breaks

Labor and community organizations held a rally on a closed-off North Front Street in New Paltz last Wednesday, August 20. The approximately 35 protesters held signs announcing “Strong Communities Work” and “Living Wage Jobs Not Tax Cuts for the Rich.” The Civil Service Employees’ Association (CSEA) and the New Paltz Town and Planning Boards organized...
New Paltz LOOP bus will add weekend service beginning August 30

New Paltz LOOP bus will add weekend service beginning August 30

Riders of the New Paltz LOOP bus will soon have weekend service added to the current Monday through Friday schedule, and regular passengers couldn’t be happier about it. “I feel like my life is transformed now, because I have another option on the weekend,” said village resident Rosalyn Cherry, who does without a car in...