By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm
The owners of a defunct farmstand in the Ulster County town of Shandaken must pay the town $126,200 in fees for “flagrant and egregious” violations of town law that occurred in 2012 and 2013, an Ulster County Supreme Court judge ruled on Jan. 28. Al and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 12:01 pm
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in favor of letting most provisions of the healthcare reform law stand. (The ruling did strike down a provision that imposed federal penalties on states if they refuse to expand their Medicaid... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 - 9:49 am
Yesterday, advocates of town "home rule" won a key legal battle in the ongoing statewide debate about hydraulic fracturing. A Tompkins County state Supreme Court judge ruled that a gas drilling ban passed by the town of Dryden could stand. Jon Campbell, a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 6, 2010 - 3:26 pm
The New York Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit targeting the state system of providing public defenders to poor defendants in criminal court. The New York Times reports: New York’s highest court ruled on Thursday that a broad... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2010 - 1:26 pm
Despite a statewide burn ban that prohibits any burning of brush until May 14, town fire departments are still allowed to burn brush as part of their training exercises. But towns looking to kill two birds with one stone by having the fire department burn... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2010 - 9:34 pm
Maria at the New Paltz Gadfly takes aim at a proposed noise ordinance in her fair city: The new proposal requires a permit from the Village Board to attract public attention using any noise (2-5 F, 2-9 A, B). This one is pretty convenient at keeping... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Friday, Mar. 26, 2010 - 9:19 am
In the Times Herald-Record today: State Supreme Court judge Mary Work has deemed developer Joel Hoffman unfit to continue to manage the famously decrepit Nevele Hotel, and given the property to Hoffman's former business partner, Mitchell Wolff. In her... Read more
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