New Paltz Village Government
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...
Village of New Paltz to purchase 64.5-acre parcel to complete core of Mill Brook Preserve

Village of New Paltz to purchase 64.5-acre parcel to complete core of Mill Brook Preserve

Culminating more than a decade of study, planning and negotiation following the “Beavergate” trapping controversy of the early 20-aughts, preservation of a continuous wildlife corridor running all the way from Woodland Pond’s forever-wild acreage to the Duzine School’s back yard is finally about to become a reality. On July 22, the New Paltz Village Board...
New Paltz Village Board member Don Kerr urges reconsideration of Wallkill River drinking water option

New Paltz Village Board member Don Kerr urges reconsideration of Wallkill River drinking water option

The New Paltz Village Board’s June 24 meeting was the first for newly elected trustee Don Kerr, and he immediately made good on his campaign promise to be the “water guy” by pushing to have the option of using the Wallkill River as an alternate drinking water source during Catskill Aqueduct shutdowns put back on...
Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

Worried Prospect Street residents bring bus station woes to new mayor, Village Board

New Paltz’s newly configured Village Board held its first meeting on June 10, picking its way through a long agenda with few actions taken. The most significant decision of the evening was to form an ad hoc committee to revisit recent changes in zoning law as it pertains to the B-3 Gateway District for North...