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Water shortage in Montgomery

October 14th, 2014 No comments

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 No comments

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 No comments

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…

Valley Central school board assesses audit

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

The Valley Central school board met for their second meeting of the academic year, where they discussed the New York State Comptroller Audit results that assessed the district’s fiscal trends from the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year, to the conclusion of the 2012-2013 academic year. Read more…

Crawford seeks new ideas

September 24th, 2014 Comments off

Shopping local and supporting small businesses is an idea that has become encouraged in the Hudson Valley, almost to the point of pushing trendy. While stocking the fridge with farm stand veggies and gifting local crafts on Christmas may be the ideal, it’s simply not always the case and small businesses are feeling the effects. Read more…

Is Walden too ‘apartment heavy?’

September 24th, 2014 1 comment

The Village of Walden Board of Trustees held a Tri-Board meeting with the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals last Thursday, with accessory apartments dominating the conversation. Read more…

Friends in need

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

True to the small-town values that surround it, the Walden Savings Bank is lending a helping hand to a local family who lost all of their belongings in a fire that also destroyed their home. Read more…

Casino plans pitched in Albany

September 17th, 2014 Comments off

With a green light from the Town Board of Montgomery, Local Law No. 1 has been passed, lead agency has been assigned and now, the fate of the potential casino rests in the hands of the New York State Gaming Commission, which now has the task of appointing gaming licenses to vying gaming companies. Read more…

Town approves gaming law

September 10th, 2014 Comments off

Meeting for a third and final time, the Montgomery Town Board was able to reach a decision on Local Law No. 1 of 2014, allowing the town to create a gaming facility overlay zoning district for casino and resort planning purposes. Members of the board unanimously voted to adopt the law, which now means that planning may begin. Read more…

Zero approvals

September 10th, 2014 1 comment

A decade has passed since the Rolling Hills subdivision gained its approvals from the Shawangunk Planning Board. Only about half of the project has actually been constructed, to lackluster reviews. Now a potential new owner wants to complete the original vision, but faces a major obstacle — the approvals have all expired. Read more…

Walden fire bid rejected

September 3rd, 2014 3 comments

Residents of the Walden Fire District, Tuesday, overwhelmingly rejected a proposed $1.5 million expansion and renovation of their central fire house. Read more…

Pine Bush cleared by DA

September 3rd, 2014 Comments off

The Orange County District Attorney announced Tuesday that no viable criminal charges can be brought against the Pine Bush Central School District and other defendants in a civil lawsuit alleging anti-Semitism in Pine Bush schools. Read more…

Angry Orchards coming to Montgomery

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Angry Orchards, a hard cider company owned by Boston Beer Company, is hoping to make a home for themselves in the town of Montgomery — specifically on a 60-acre orchard on Albany Post Road. Read more…

Dog killing case goes to trial

August 27th, 2014 1 comment

Following a tragic tale of animal cruelty, the case of David W. Moors of Beachwood, N.J. went to trial last Tuesday at the Ulster County Court. In November of 2013, during a visit to his brother’s home, Moors shot and killed the neighbor’s family dog, Clara, with a bow and arrow, justifying the act by saying that the dog “shouldn’t be running loose.” Read more…