New Paltz Town Government
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...
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 —...