KINGSTON – State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston) addressed the ongoing Ulster County sales tax dilemma at his Kingston office Tuesday afternoon. The briefing was attended by two deputy county executives who took exception to Cahill's position.
Last week, county and local officials slammed Cahill for tying up the sales tax extension bill with competing legislation.
On Tuesday, the assemblyman was critical of the way they attacked him.
Elected officials in New York who represent portions of Westchester County will gather this afternoon to call on the governor to sign boating safety legislation, one year since a local resident drowned following a boating accident.
An environmental group in New York has released a study it says provides a blueprint for farmland protection in the Hudson Valley. The study, which the group touts as the first of its kind, calls upon many stakeholders to ensure the region, along with New York City, can continue to count on fresh, local food.
Poughkeepsie-based Scenic Hudson, with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, conducted the study, entitled “Securing Fresh, Local Food for New York City and the Hudson Valley: A Foodshed Conservation Plan for the Region.”
KINGSTON – Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright will not criminally prosecute New Paltz Mayor Jason West for voting in the village after he moved out.
West told Carnright that he had consulted an attorney to determine if he could still vote if he was living outside the village.
“That attorney, apparently not well versed in the Election Law, advised the mayor that since he was only temporarily out of the election district and intended to return there he could lawfully vote,” the DA said.
Two environmental groups are calling on New York State officials to better implement a sewage pollution notification law. State officials, meanwhile, say they are implementing the law in phases.
Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to fully implement a law passed during the 2012 legislative session. Tracy Brown is a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.