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Firefighter benefits program approved

December 17th, 2014 No comments

On Dec. 9 Highland voters approved an upgrade of the fire department’s benefits program, known as LOSAP – Length Of Service Award Program-by a vote of 60 to 5. This moves the program from a 20-year to 30-year basis and members are eligible upon reaching the age of 60. Read more…

Plattekill officers honored at year-end dinner

December 17th, 2014 No comments

In 2007, Plattekill Police Chief Joseph Ryan initiated an annual awards dinner to highlight special accomplishments of members of his department and to thank all of the men and women who serve and protect the citizens of the Town of Plattekill throughout the year. Read more…

Milton library hosts annual holiday tree lighting

December 10th, 2014 No comments

On Sunday afternoon, Santa paid a visit to the Sarah Hull Hallock Library in Milton, bringing holiday cheer to kids of all ages. Santa had to be on his way early but singer/guitarist Gina Samardge was on hand to entertain the children with holiday songs and stories. Read more…

Plattekill residents criticize farm wedding business

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Last week the Plattekill Town Board listened to a long list of complaints from neighbors whose homes are near or border Liberty View Farms on Crescent Avenue in Clintondale. Residents at the crowded meeting told the board that weddings held at the 17-acre farm have created a host of problems for them – loud music and noise often past midnight, parking and traffic congestion in the area and guests who trespass across their properties, all of which they say has created an intolerable situation that has gone on far too long and should not be allowed to continue. Read more…

Vote set on firefighter benefit program

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, Highland residents will have the opportunity to vote on an upgrade to the benefit service award program, called LOSAP, for the company’s firefighters. The Length Of Service Award Program was established in 1998 and is given to firefighters after they reach 60 years of age. Read more…

County taxes to take a 1% dip

December 3rd, 2014 Comments off

On Nov. 18th the Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved a $334,523,714 budget for 2015. Read more…

Community Action Outreach spreads holiday cheer

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

Highland real estate agent Dolly Decker has been part of an effort this year to bring food items to the Highland Community Action Outreach on Church Street. that will be distributed to needy families in the area for Thanksgiving. Read more…

Marlboro considers long-term tax projections

November 26th, 2014 Comments off

Patrick Witherow, director of Business and Finance for the Marlboro School District, condensed a multitude of documents and spread-sheet calculations down to a nine-page PowerPoint presentation that gives a sobering look at the district’s long-term financial future through the 2021-2022 school year. Read more…

Marlboro discusses grant options

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

The Marlboro Economic Development Committee has been focusing on commercial development, job creation, business promotion and expansion, along with consideration of recreational, traffic and beautification issues in and around the hamlet of Marlboro. Read more…

Plattekill lowers tax levy

November 19th, 2014 Comments off

The Plattekill Town Board made a few adjustments to their 2015 town budget that has lowered the tax levy by $26,310 to $4,069,602. This represents an overall 0.73% increase from the 2014 levy. Read more…

Remembering The Great War

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WW I, a conflict centered in Europe that claimed the lives of more than 37 million military personnel and civilians before the signing of a peace treaty in 1918 at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This day was originally called Armistice Day to acknowledge the end of the Great War but eventually, in the 1950s, it evolved into Veterans Day as a way to acknowledge and celebrate the service of all military Veterans. Read more…

Marlboro schools consider tax incentive program

November 12th, 2014 Comments off

Last week Patrick Witherow, director of Business and Finance for the Marlboro School District, gave the school board and the public a broad overview of a tax incentive program for businesses that had been rejected by the district in 1977. Read more…

Marlborough budget sees modest increase

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last week the Marlborough Town Board held a public hearing on their preliminary town budget for 2015. Between the General Fund and the Highway Department, residents will see a 1.77% increase in the entire budget as compared to 2014. The actual tax increase came in at 0.77%. Read more…

School employee injured by utility vehicle

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

Last week Tim Pezzo, 25, was run over by a Kubota utility vehicle and suffered skull and facial fractures while working for the Marlboro school district. According to his father, William, on Oct. 30, just after lunch his son went out to start the vehicle but because it was in gear, it moved, apparently catching his foot and then knocking him down and rolling over him. He was rushed to the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital by ambulance and was released on Monday and is resting at home. Read more…

‘Spook’ tacular fun

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

Even though Halloween – or more precisely All Hallows’ Eve – does not take place until Oct. 31, the towns of Marlborough and Lloyd celebrated last weekend in honor of this spooky fall tradition. Read more…