New Paltz Town Government
Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

Should CVS/Five Guys project opponent, now on Planning Board, recuse himself?

After Michael Zierler was appointed to the New Paltz Town Planning Board earlier this month, the attorney for a developer asked him to recuse himself from reviewing an application that he’s previously spoken out about during public hearings. That application is the one where Trans-Hudson Management would like to build a CVS and a Five...
New Paltz Town Board begins year with changes

New Paltz Town Board begins year with changes

The 194th Town Board of New Paltz was called to order Monday night by supervisor Neil Bettez for its reorganizational meeting, a sometimes tedious affair during which standard policies and business practices are tweaked or reaffirmed. It’s also a time for the new administration to switch things up in terms of appointed positions and liaison...
New Paltz’s next town supervisor Neil Bettez anticipates full plate

New Paltz’s next town supervisor Neil Bettez anticipates full plate

Neil Bettez will take the office of New Paltz town supervisor on January 1, and with it he will achieve the quirky distinction of being the first supervisor to also simultaneously serve on the village’s Shade Tree Commission. It’s another first — one that is still not guaranteed — which is likely to be more...
Outgoing New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet lists her accomplishments

Outgoing New Paltz Town Supervisor Susan Zimet lists her accomplishments

December 17 was the last time that the current New Paltz Town Board met, and outgoing supervisor Susan Zimet used it as an opportunity to reflect upon what the government has achieved during what she called a “very contentious four years.” Among them were some precedent-setting lawsuits and new parkland, the closure of the old...
Towns work to keep street name signs replaced and up-to-date

Towns work to keep street name signs replaced and up-to-date

Every once in awhile, a street name sign gets put up that isn’t quite right. It might be that there’s an abbreviation on it that could confuse out-of-town (or even local) drivers, or a bona fide spelling error managed to creep in. There are even a few cases in the area where not all instances...
New Paltz Town Board approves 2016 budget, including supervisor pay cut

New Paltz Town Board approves 2016 budget, including supervisor pay cut

The New Paltz Town Board approved a spending plan of approximately $11,350,000 at its October 29 meeting, a 1.13% increase over last year. Comptroller Jean Gallucci said that the final budget is $127,426 more than the 2015 plan, but that the overall tax levy will only go up $99,703, which is an increase of 1.13%....
New Paltz deputy supervisor confronts former village trustee about missing campaign signs

New Paltz deputy supervisor confronts former village trustee about missing campaign signs

Halloween isn’t just a day for lavish costumes and plumbing the deepest candy reserves. It can also be a time to endure unpleasant tricks along with those treats, deal with scary situations or even face off against evil. It’s likely that both New Paltz Deputy Supervisor Jeff Logan, trying to get written in as town...
Ballots in Ulster County will not include Women's Equality Party

Ballots in Ulster County will not include Women’s Equality Party

Ballots for Ulster County, which should have been prepared a week ago, will be printed without the Women’s Equality Party line on them after the two election commissioners agreed not to wait for further court action. This means that Jeff Logan, who lost the Democratic line to Neil Bettez, will not be on any ballot...
Town clerk and town justice candidates face easy win in New Paltz

Town clerk and town justice candidates face easy win in New Paltz

In New Paltz, the November election will feature but one name on the line for town clerk and town justice. Despite the fact that Rosanna Mazzaccari and Jim Bacon will run unopposed, this paper asked them about how they would deal with their responsibilities if elected.   Rosanna Mazzaccari What have you changed since you...
Jeff Logan is the WEP’s choice for New Paltz town supervisor

Jeff Logan is the WEP’s choice for New Paltz town supervisor

Editor’s note: Jeff Logan’s interview was held a week because when the New Paltz town supervisor profiles were assigned, Ulster County Board of Elections Commissioner Vic Work informed us about an issue with candidates running on the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) line. Work wrote: “The ballot has not been certified for the November 3 election....
Three candidates vie for two open New Paltz Town Board seats

Three candidates vie for two open New Paltz Town Board seats

Voters in New Paltz will have to decide between three candidates vying for two open Town Board seats in November. Marty Irwin and Julie Seyfert Lillis will appear on the Democratic line and Ray Lunati on the Republican line. Here are their responses to questions from the New Paltz Times.   Marty Irwin Why did...
Gabrielli versus Bettez

Gabrielli versus Bettez

Candidates for New Paltz town supervisor give their views   Why did you decide to run for office?   Gabrielli: I was asked by the Independence Party to run. I asked why and was told that I had a reputation for being able to argue and disagree but to always remain civil. I knew then...