Monthly Archives: October 2006

Panel Makes Recommendations for Traffic Congestion in New Paltz

A final phase of a three-year Department of Transportation and Land Use Project has yielded some recommendations to alleviate traffic in New Paltz and to promote smart growth. Anyone who has tried to get through Main St. in New Paltz on a busy fall weekend or during rush hour can attest to the need to […]

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Open Space Preservation on Voting Ballot

Voters in Ulster County will have the choice on election day to decide the fate of propositions to protect and preserve open space in three towns. New Paltz, Gardiner and Marbletown each have a proposition to borrow money to purchase development rights on private land to protect water supplies, farms and wildlife habitat. The town […]

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Southern Ulster County Grows Fastest

According to a US Census Bureau report Ulster County showed a new resident growth rate of 2.7% over the last five years. A large concentration of the new resident growth occurred in southern Ulster County. New Paltz added about 1,000 new residents, followed by Plattekill with a 9% increase and Gardiner with an 8% increase. […]

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Kingston and Poughkeepsie Rank High on Nest Egg Index

You may be wondering what the Nest Egg Index is. Published by A.G. Edwards, it consists of a survey of individuals in 934 community regions in the US. After the survey data is compiled each region is rated on their investing and personal savings behavior. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown was ranked #45 and Kingston, NY ranked #110 on […]

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Kingston Considers Zoning Neighbor Notification Law

A new law was introduced at a recent Kingston council meeting that would require notifications to be sent to neighbors when a piece of property is to be re-zoned. This would include notification to owners of parcels to either side of the property being re-zoned as well as those across from the parcel being re-zoned. […]

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Ulster County Median Home Price Falls in Sept.

The statistics released by the Ulster County Board of Realtors for the month of September 2006 reveal decreases in most statistical figures that measure the strength of the housing market when compared to September 2005. There was a 31.1% reduction in the number of homes sold, a 7.5% reduction in the median price ($239,500) and […]

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Appreciation is Slowing–Employment Figures Good

Appreciation is still very healthy in Dutchess and Ulster Counties, although it has decreased from record numbers achieved two years ago. According to a report from the FDIC, the Kingston area showed 10% home price appreciation in the second quarter of the year, compared to a high of 21.5% in the third quarter of 2004. […]

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