New Paltz Village Government
New Paltz Village Board asks comptroller to monitor possible investment of NYS retirement funds in Pilgrim Pipeline

New Paltz Village Board asks comptroller to monitor possible investment of NYS retirement funds in Pilgrim Pipeline

Municipalities along the 170-mile proposed route of the Pilgrim Pipeline, proposed to carry hydrofracked Bakken crude oil from Albany to Linden, New Jersey, have been scrambling to find alternative tactics for opposing the project ever since attempts to eliminate the New York State Thruway Authority as co-lead agency fizzled in late April. Now the New...
OSI announces expansion of River-to-Ridge Trail Project to include a designated parking area

OSI announces expansion of River-to-Ridge Trail Project to include a designated parking area

A gateway parking area is the latest component of the Open Space Institute’s (OSI) River-to-Ridge Trail project. Under a formal lease agreement between OSI and the Village of New Paltz, a 15-acre parcel of village-owned property on Springtown Road along the Wallkill River will be transformed into a parking area and trail corridor for OSI’s...
Residents and applicants share their views about the new NBR zoning in New Paltz

Residents and applicants share their views about the new NBR zoning in New Paltz

Public comment at New Paltz Village Planning Board meetings has been a relatively quiet affair since it was instituted in September; more often than not, no one chooses to speak at all. Not so at the May 3 meeting, when several people queued up to share their views on the Neighborhood Business Residential (NBR) zone...
New Paltz Village Board considers $20,000 pay raise for mayor; hearing set for April 13

New Paltz Village Board considers $20,000 pay raise for mayor; hearing set for April 13

New Paltz Village Board members have set a hearing on next year’s budget for Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m., at Village Hall. The budget includes a higher salary for the mayor — $45,000 — and Don Kerr would like the final version to hike the pay offered to the next village clerk, as well. The...
Zero Place application draws large crowd at public hearing

Zero Place application draws large crowd at public hearing

Fueled in part by a very active discussion on social media, the New Paltz Village Planning Board meeting on March 1 was before a room packed with people interested in learning more about Zero Place, the energy-efficient, four-story, mixed-use building proposed for the corner of North Chestnut and Mulberry Streets, where STS Tires once stood....
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 development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

New development proposed for former STS/park & ride site in New Paltz

The NBR, or neighborhood business residential, zoning district along North Chestnut Street in New Paltz may be getting its first application as soon as March. It’s called Zero Place, a four-story mixed-use building to be sited where STS Tires and the park & ride were once located across from Stewart’s. Village resident David Shepler came...
Collaboration key in 2016 says New Paltz mayor Tim Rogers

Collaboration key in 2016 says New Paltz mayor Tim Rogers

As New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers sees it, virtually everything he’d like to see accomplished in 2016 depends upon working with someone else. Whether it’s relying on the expertise of his staff or elected officials in the surrounding town, for every problem there is someone with more knowledge, a different perspective, or greater authority over...
$80-million hotel and condominium complex proposed for the Village of New Paltz

$80-million hotel and condominium complex proposed for the Village of New Paltz

Developers have been eyeing the land adjacent to New Paltz Village Hall, nicknamed “the pit,” for decades. It’s one of the largest parcels remaining in the village that is neither protected from being built upon, or already has structures in place. That’s because the pit is well-named, and like other tracts that remain vacant of...
Legislature candidates in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale & Highland

Legislature candidates in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale & Highland

District 17 (New Paltz) Randall Leverette What skills or experience of yours qualify you to be a county legislator? Please include both public and private experience, if appropriate. I’ve been fortunate in my career path, both professionally and as a volunteer after graduating from George Washington University where I earned a degree in political science...
New Paltz Republicans nominate Bob Gabrielli, Ray Lunati, Rosanna Mazzaccari and Chris Marx

New Paltz Republicans nominate Bob Gabrielli, Ray Lunati, Rosanna Mazzaccari and Chris Marx

For all that it followed the same general script, the differences between the Democratic and Republican caucuses in New Paltz were unmistakable. Where well over 100 Democrats sweltered for three hours on Tuesday night, September 8 when several contested races were decided by voting, 22 registered Republicans attended the Saturday afternoon GOP caucus, which was...
Village of New Paltz welcomes new code officer Bryant Arms

Village of New Paltz welcomes new code officer Bryant Arms

The building department of the Village of New Paltz has seen a lot of changes in recent weeks, with personnel leaving, joining the staff and shuffling offices to find the most efficient work environment. The newest change to the staff is the addition of code enforcement officer Bryant Arms, who has taken over the office...