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Woodstock Times
​​​​​​Bill McKenna takes over supervisor role in Woodstock, Richard Heppner appointed to town board

January 12, 2017 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In his first regular meeting as Woodstock town supervisor, Bill McKenna directed the Town Board in appointing Richard Heppner as councilman and Cathy Magarelli as deputy supervisor and in promoting mental health awareness.
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Kingston Times
​​​​​​Kingston approves ‘Sanctuary City’ declaration

January 12, 2017 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
After three hours of sometimes-emotional public comment from both sides of the issue, a divided council passed the resolution ​expressing the city’s support for immigrant populations, as well as reaffirm a long-standing police department policy of not inquiring about the immigration status of crime victims, witnesses and others who come into contact with Kingston cops on routine matters​.​
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Almanac Weekly
​​​​New Paltz climbing guru Rich Gottlieb philosophizes about preserving our local landscape and way of life

January 12, 2017 05:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
“People who live here, hike here, cross-country ski here all thrive when there’s proper interaction. Sharing experiences, climbing, life, is beautiful and serious. You have to be properly prepared and get the right advice from experienced people. There’s value to that.”
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New Paltz Times
​​​​​​New Paltz outlines review process for controversial Rt. 32 mixed-use development​

January 12, 2017 04:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
​At four stories, with commercial development on the ground floor and 48 apartments above, the Zero Place development is large by New Paltz standards, but appears to be in keeping with zoning designed to encourage and concentrate mixed-use development in that part of the village. ​
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Saugerties Times
​​​​New owner wants to revive failed Hudson Valley Mall

January 12, 2017 05:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
New owner wants to revive failed Hudson Valley Mall ‘Why is a property a failed property? It’s because it doesn’t have the income. But there’s no bad property, it’s just lack of investment and bad stewardship. And that’s what’s occurred.’
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