Book chronicles Kingston's most illustrious street

Book chronicles Kingston’s most illustrious street

The richest man in the county once lived high on Kingston’s “rich man’s” West Chestnut Street. His wealthy neighbors from time to time included at least half a dozen brick barons. And those bricks, along with millions of others produced...
Midtown gun range on hold after opponents cite 1984 law

Midtown gun range on hold after opponents cite 1984 law

A proposal to build an indoor shooting range and gun store in Midtown Kingston is in limbo after opponents of the plan turned up a 1984 law which forbids, in most cases, the discharge of firearms within city limits. City...
Kingston mayor fine with pace of railroad yard cleanup

Kingston mayor fine with pace of railroad yard cleanup

Mayor Steve Noble said this week that he’s satisfied with progress made by the Catskill Mountain Railroad in cleaning up their Cornell Street rail yard and he has no plans to take further enforcement action at the site. Noble added...
In other news
Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

A review of financial disclosure forms required of senior city officials and members of volunteer boards and commissions found that barely two thirds of them were filed by the May 1 deadline. Among the holdouts are six of 10 members of the Common Council, three department heads — and every member of the recently dissolved...
Needle-swap program plan on hold

Needle-swap program plan on hold

Efforts to offer needle exchange and other “harm reduction” services to addicts in Ulster County are stalled, organizers say, because they can’t find anybody willing to take on the demanding job of on-the-ground outreach to the area’s population of intravenous drug users. Hudson Valley Community Services is a non-profit group dedicated to battling chronic health...
After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

Glen Maisch, the Kingston school district’s director of physical education, health and athletics, has wound up his 37-year teaching career. He is looking forward to the next phase of his life. “I’m giving up the best job I’ve ever had to do what I’ve always wanted, to have a part in my grandchildren’s lives,” he...
Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

A bad deal The new sales tax agreement that was approved by the City of Kingston’s Common Council and Ulster County Legislature is a document which seems fair and equitable at first blush. However, after you peel away the layers, beyond 2017, the City will forfeit a portion of sales tax receipts. Kingston stands to...
Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout was understandably “overwhelmed” when asked about a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released last Tuesday that showed her 30 points ahead of her primary opponent, Will Yandik. Taken about a month before the June 28 primary, the poll seemed to give Teachout an insurmountable lead against the underfunded and...
Nunez walks … but for how long?

Nunez walks … but for how long?

A Kingston dentist accused in the 2011 poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But Dr. Gilberto Nunez still faces the prospect of years behind bars — the nine-man, three-woman jury also convicted him of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme...
Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

A New Paltz man is facing a child endangerment charge after, Ulster County sheriff deputies said, he left his infant alone in a car while he went to the DMV in Uptown Kingston. According to deputies, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15, Seth Peress-Teeter, 35, had left the child by his or herself in a vehicle in...
Nunez not guilty of murder

Nunez not guilty of murder

Kingston dentist Dr. Gilberto Nunez, accused in the poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival, Tom Kolman, was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But a jury found Nunez guilty of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme to break up Tom and Linda Kolman. The nine-man, three-woman jury...
Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Editor’s note: due to the imminence of this Thursday’s show at The Anchor, we’re departing from our usual procedure and running Morgan’s piece online before it gets into the print edition.  Those disheartened by the current news and wanting some freakout fun need to run — not walk — to The Anchor this Thursday, June...
Hugh Reynolds: Orange (jumpsuit) money

Hugh Reynolds: Orange (jumpsuit) money

The elephant in the room at last week’s Ulster County Democratic convention was the specter of an ongoing federal investigation of a money-laundering operation allegedly run through that party committee in 2014. Figures are not yet exact, but published reports indicate some $375,000 from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to elect a Democratic...
DOT, city agree and July 4 fireworks are saved

DOT, city agree and July 4 fireworks are saved

After lobbying from elected officials and a face-to-face meeting with Mayor Steve Noble, the state Department of Transportation has reversed a decision that could have squelched Kingston’s Fourth of July fireworks show. The fate of the annual fireworks show has been in doubt since mid-May, when Mayor Steve Noble received a letter from the DOT...
No July 4 fireworks? (UPDATE: Fireworks are go!)

No July 4 fireworks? (UPDATE: Fireworks are go!)

UPDATE: At about 10:30 Friday morning, the city posted the following on its Facebook page: “The City of Kingston is pleased to announce the annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks are on! Join the City of Kingston and the Kingston Waterfront Business Association for a wonderful night filled with music, food, fun and of...