New Paltz Village Government
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...
Jason West, Sally Rhoads, Ariana Basco get fond sendoff at their last New Paltz Village Board meeting

Jason West, Sally Rhoads, Ariana Basco get fond sendoff at their last New Paltz Village Board meeting

The May 27 meeting of the New Paltz Village Board was remarkable for its brevity, as few issues of any import were put on the agenda for the last go-round for three of its five incumbents. Mayor Jason West lost his bid for reelection, trustee Sally Rhoads lost hers to unseat him and trustee Ariana...
Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

Trailways Station neighbors want to put the brakes on planned expansion

As reported in a recent issue of the New Paltz Times, the crowd in attendance at a meeting convened by the Ulster County Transportation Council at the New Paltz Community Center on May 7 expressed enthusiasm for one of the three options that a county planning study recommended for alleviating congestion at the existing Adirondack...
Meet the New Paltz village trustee candidates

Meet the New Paltz village trustee candidates

Village of New Paltz Election Day is coming up soon, on Tuesday, May 5. Last week, the New Paltz Times brought you profiles in their own words of the four candidates running for mayor (to read the interviews, visit www.newpaltzx.com). In this issue, again in question-and-answer format, we present profiles of the four candidates contending...
Four run for mayor of New Paltz

Four run for mayor of New Paltz

On Tuesday, May 5, residents of the Village of New Paltz will once again cast their votes to decide who will be their next mayor and fill the two seats on the Board of Trustees whose terms are coming to a close. This week the New Paltz Times brings you brief profiles of the four...
New Paltz Village Board settles mayor’s salary lawsuit, tweaks parking proposals

New Paltz Village Board settles mayor’s salary lawsuit, tweaks parking proposals

The most significant occurrence at the New Paltz Village Board’s February 25 meeting came at the very end, when nearly all the attendees had gone home rather than wait through a long executive session. But when the board members emerged — sans mayor Jason West, who had recused himself — it was to announce that...
Jason West announces his bid for reelection as mayor for the Village of New Paltz

Jason West announces his bid for reelection as mayor for the Village of New Paltz

Election Day for offices in the Village of New Paltz is coming up on May 5, and there’s less than a month left for hopefuls for office to collect signatures and file their nominating petitions before the March 31 deadline. The current terms of trustees Ariana Basco and Sally Rhoads are coming to an end,...
Tim Rogers enters Village of New Paltz mayoral contest

Tim Rogers enters Village of New Paltz mayoral contest

Election Day for the Village of New Paltz – which happens in May, not November — is fast approaching, and as of presstime, incumbent mayor Jason West had not yet tipped his hand as to whether he will seek reelection. But the race is heating up fast, as a third contender has now announced his...
Environmental Policy Commission’s post-bag ban wish list includes greener Village Hall, municipal garbage pickup, Wallkill River pollution watch

Environmental Policy Commission’s post-bag ban wish list includes greener Village Hall, municipal garbage pickup, Wallkill River pollution watch

Whither the Village of New Paltz’s Environmental Policy Commission (EPC), now that its battle to ban the distribution of non-biodegradable plastic bags by downtown businesses has been won? “We still have work to do to land the ship on the bag ban,” says Gian Starr, who joined the EPC when it was reformulated in April...
Mayor Jason West, New Paltz Village Board settle salary reduction lawsuit

Mayor Jason West, New Paltz Village Board settle salary reduction lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in mayor Jason West’s lawsuit against the New Paltz Village Board for reducing his salary in 2013 from $35,000 to $22,500, his attorney disclosed last week. Village trustee Thomas Rocco has been quoted as saying that the amount of the settlement is $12,000, although it remains unclear whether that is a...
Sally Rhoads, Amy Cohen launch mayoral campaigns in New Paltz

Sally Rhoads, Amy Cohen launch mayoral campaigns in New Paltz

The deadline for filing petitions to run in the Village of New Paltz elections on May 5 is coming up fast, at the end of March. The four-year terms of mayor Jason West and two incumbent Village Board members, Sally Rhoads and Ariana Basco, are coming to a close. West continues to play his cards...
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...