New Paltz Town Government
Carmine Liberta Bridge Committee gains consensus, takes summer recess

Carmine Liberta Bridge Committee gains consensus, takes summer recess

When it comes to the new-and-improved Carmine Liberta Bridge in New Paltz, check another item off the list. Lighting for the bridge’s cantilevered sidewalk will, most likely, be luxrail-style LED handrail lighting, according to the Carmine Liberta Bridge replacement committee. Lighting above the bridge will be minimalistic — not stylistic — and affordable, they added...
Jeff Logan harassment charge to be dismissed

Jeff Logan harassment charge to be dismissed

New Paltz deputy town supervisor Jeff Logan is unlikely to suffer any penalty for allegedly whispering a profanity-laced tirade into the ear of fellow Town Board member Dan Torres in March. He appeared before justice Kevin V. Hunt of the Shawangunk Justice Court on Monday night, where Hunt adjourned the matter in contemplation of dismissal....
Residents call for better regional planning in response to the proposed plan to build a CVS and Five Guys in New Paltz

Residents call for better regional planning in response to the proposed plan to build a CVS and Five Guys in New Paltz

Due to a death in the family of one of the consultants, the New Paltz Town Planning Board agreed at its meeting on Monday night to continue the public hearing on the CVS/Five Guys project until June 22. Board chairman Mike Calimano, who was not present at Monday night’s meeting, had previously expressed a desire...
Springtown residents lobby town to ease floodplain building restrictions

Springtown residents lobby town to ease floodplain building restrictions

The New Paltz community has been hearing a lot of late about the trials and tribulations of Plains Road residents; but they’re not the only Paltzonians with big water problems. For many years the folks who live on Springtown Road and adjoining roads have had to put up with sporadic flooding of the Wallkill River,...
Town and village of New Paltz adopt intermunicipal water supply agreement

Town and village of New Paltz adopt intermunicipal water supply agreement

After months of sometimes rancorous discussion, this past week the town and village of New Paltz took the first of many legal steps toward setting up an alternative water supply for village residents during the impending ten-week shutdown periods of the Catskill Aqueduct in 2017 and beyond. In separate meetings, on April 30 and May...
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...