The Kingston Common Council approved the 2016 budget Tuesday night, but only after amending the mayor’s original proposal, which contained deep cuts from several key staff positions. The final changes recently authorized by the Finance and Audit Committee, included restoration of the city clerk and corporation counsel’s employee salary lines.
The issuance of casino licenses is weeks, if not days away, and two hotel operators have expressed interest in building facilities in the Village of Monticello in hopes of capitalizing on some of the spillover.
Officials of the soon-to-be constructed Montreign Casino-Resort in Sullivan County expect Stewart Airport in eastern Orange County, to play a key role in bringing visitors to their Kiamesha Lake facility.
The Indian Point Nuclear power pant, owned and operated by Entergy, arecurrently under review by the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel pending the renewal of its operating license for the next 20 years. The hearing, held Monday afternoon in Tarrytown, was the second regarding contentions to Indian Point’s continued operation.
The New York State Department of Public Service will investigate disruptions in the 911 emergency telephone systems that affected more than 400,000 Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in portions of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties.
A 16-year-old City of Poughkeepsie youth has been arrested for sending two threatening tweets to Marist College in the Town of Poughkeepsie over a seven-hour period threatening to commit an offense that created fear resulting in the college cancelling classes and telling students to stay in your dormitories.
A vote by property owners in the 164-acre section of the Town of Monroe to annex their land into the Village of Kiryas Joel may have passed earlier this week, but no transfer can take place until a State Supreme Court judge rules on the challenges to the environmental review.
Ulster County Executive Michael Hein’s proposed 2016 county budget carries a 1.1 percent property tax cut, cuts county spending by $4.5 million over last year and includes no reduction in services or layoffs.
The Town of Chester has joined with eight other towns and villages and the County of Orange to explore suing the Village of Kiryas Joel and Town of Monroe over the approved annexation of land from the town into the village.
Vietnam veterans who died in the years subsequent to the war of Agent Orange and PTSD were remembered at a ceremony at the Kingston Armory on Sunday. A new memorial plaque was unveiled at the county Vietnam War monument.
Village officials in Kiryas Joel on Friday said the decision by the Orange County Legislature to spend $200,000 to fight the annexation issue in court is “an irresponsible waste of taxpayer money and a cynical maneuver in direct opposition to the lawful and legal action by two democratically elected boards.”