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Maher is moving on

November 19th, 2014 No comments

In 2009, the Village of Walden welcomed the fresh face of 23-year-old Brian Maher as their newly-elected mayor. Having grown up in the village, he had a vision for his hometown that involved giving it a better image. Six years, several completed projects and “a total infrastructure overhaul” later, Maher has decided to vacate his seat, announcing that he will not run for his fourth term as mayor. Read more…

Town tweaks budget

November 19th, 2014 No comments

Making the final tweaks and switching around the last few figures, the Town of Montgomery reached the finish line of their 2015 budget, making last-minute adjustments during a continuation of the public hearing at their meeting on Thursday. Read more…

VC passes on Vet tax break

November 12th, 2014 No comments

Perhaps it’s a good thing for Valley Central’s administration that Veterans Day followed their Monday night board meeting, as veterans are none too pleased with the outcome and could use the distraction. The district recently allowed residents to complete online surveys to assess the desire for school tax exemptions for veterans, but have elected to keep the discussions open, likely until the beginning of 2015. Read more…

Shawangunk adopts budget within tax cap

November 12th, 2014 No comments

Shawangunk town officials adopted a Spartan budget last week that remains within the tax cap and calls for no major projects in the coming year. Read more…

Young swimmers complete surprising season

November 12th, 2014 No comments

Valley Central’s girls’ swimming team started the season with 33 swimmers, and a large majority, 21 of them, are freshmen or younger. And the team ended the season well with so much youth. Read more…

Crawford Community Center gets $100,000 boost

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

In lieu of the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program, Sen. Bill Larkin (D-39) has secured the Town of Crawford a $100,000 grant toward the construction of a new community center. Read more…

Walden PD goes bearded for a cause

November 4th, 2014 Comments off

For every Walden police officer who has ever wished he could grow a beard to warm his chin with his God-given facial hair and embrace the look of a mountain man, “No-Shave November” has arrived, delivering its participants from a life of clean-cut, shaven jaw lines. Read more…

Town looks for tax cap wiggle room

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Montgomery has adopted their preliminary budget plan for 2015, a budget that won’t, according to Town Supervisor Mike Hayes, present increased tax rates to residents. Some of the rates, he explained, may end up actually being slightly lower than those residents paid in 2014. Read more…

Maybrook looks to a green future

October 29th, 2014 Comments off

The Village of Maybrook may have found an innovative way to cut costs for residents, while saving itself a projected $30,000 a year. Mayor Dennis Leahy said that he will meet with representatives from Spear Point Energy for a work session on Wednesday, Oct. 29, to discuss the installation of solar energy apparatuses throughout the village. Read more…

Walden fire house bid rejected again

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Following the defeat of the first public voting referendum to approve renovations and additional truck bays to the Walden Fire House, residents returned to the polls on Tuesday for a second vote. Yet again, the vote was turned down, with residents taking a firm stance against the referendum with a 187 to 42 vote against the renovations, according to Denise Miller, district secretary. Read more…

Crawford begins Community Visioning Sessions

October 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Rarely does it happen that residents of a town have the opportunity to sit with their local officials and candidly list the changes they would like to see in their area. Even rarer, is knowing that their suggestions are being heard and being taken very seriously. Read more…

Water shortage in Montgomery

October 14th, 2014 Comments off

While not yet triggering a state of emergency, village officials say that Montgomery is dealing with a water shortage and summer wells will be pressed into service to meet the demand. Read more…

Montgomery raises questions about casino proposal

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Montgomery Planning Board has begun its environmental review of Resorts World Hudson Valley, holding a public scoping session on Monday to identify areas of concern that should be addressed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement. Read more…

Shawangunk receives $75,000 grant

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

The Town of Shawangunk’s Highway Complex has been in a state of disrepair, needing “a total overhaul” as Highway Superintendent Mike Eggleton put it. Luckily for them, Senator John Bonacic (D-42) has granted Shawangunk a $75,000 grant to use toward the repairs of their highway complex, particularly replacement of the building’s siding and roof systems. Read more…

Second firehouse vote on horizon

October 1st, 2014 1 comment

After their first attempt to renovate and build additions onto their firehouse was voted down in a 198 to 32 public vote, the Walden Fire District has decided to pursue renovations again, opening the referendum to the public for a second round of voting on Oct. 21. Read more…