Monthly Archives: February 2007

Dutchess Well Testing Bill is Vetoed

A proposed bill which would require anyone selling a home to test their well water was vetoed by Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus. An override of the veto is unlikely. It would have also required landlords and owners of commercial properties to periodically test their private wells.

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Hudson Valley Rail Trail Receives Grants to Extend Trail

The Town of Lloyd and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Highland, NY has received two different grants to extend the existing pathway. The Town of Lloyd was awarded a $1,930,000 grant from the New York State Department of Transportation Enhancement Program to extend the trail westward from the current ending point at Tony Williams […]

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Town of Rochester Extends Moratorium for Three Months

The Town of Rochester board voted on February 7th to extend a moratorium on development for an additional three months.

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Ulster County Pesticide Law Passes

The Ulster County Legislature passed a bill to require pesticide applicators to notify neighbors of any properties which are to be sprayed by liquid pesticides. Written notice must be given to neighbors at least 48 hours in advance of spraying.

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Buyers Should Get a C.L.U.E

The C.L.U.E. report is an independent source of information about the insurance claim history for a given property and individual over the most recent five years. The seller must obtain the report, so the buyer must make it known that they would like the seller to obtain a copy.Review of the report benefits both the […]

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Median Price in Ulster and Dutchess Drops

The median selling price in both Ulster and Dutchess Counties dropped in January 2007, compared to January 2006. Although the average price in Ulster increased 4.8% to $279,074, the median price fell 11.9% to $238,000. The average and median price both dropped in Dutchess. The average was down 15.6% to $348,553 and median fell 6% […]

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