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.”