Tappan Zee bridge build puts sturgeon under stress

Tappan Zee bridge build puts sturgeon under stress

Each spring, Atlantic sturgeon, a species dating back more than 120 million years to the era of the dinosaurs, swim up the Hudson River to spawn. These ocean-dwelling behemoths, which measure six feet or more at maturity, vacuum up mollusks,...
Millions for Wurts Street Bridge, Kingston Rail Trail

Millions for Wurts Street Bridge, Kingston Rail Trail

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28 announced a pair of state initiatives for Kingston – $37 million for “a complete rehabilitation” of the Wurts Street Bridge – or, if it’s deemed necessary, a complete replacement – and...
The 10-year project: First season just the start for Stockade FC

The 10-year project: First season just the start for Stockade FC

Kingston Stockade FC’s inaugural season ended less than two weeks ago, but the club’s chairman, Dennis Crowley, is already thinking about next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, and beyond. Crowley, who co-founded and is...
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Kingston After Dark: Staking a claim

Kingston After Dark: Staking a claim

Kait Eldridge leads Big Eyes, a pitch-perfect blend of alt-punk and power pop on the more aggressively played, but not inhospitable end of the spectrum. Imagine if Sleater-Kinney were somewhat more into Cheap Trick than riot grrrl and yet lost none of the emotional relevance but had twice-as-big guitar heroics. The band’s back in Brooklyn...
Hugh Reynolds: Center of attention

Hugh Reynolds: Center of attention

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” — Lawrence Peter Berra (1925-1915)  The late great Yankee catcher and manager’s classic malapropism referred to restaurants, but it could have been Kingston’s burgeoning downtown Rondout section. The question before the city planning board is this: Can this once desolate, boarded-up waterfront area of the city, lately thriving...
Izzy the cat's 700-mile journey to Kingston

Izzy the cat’s 700-mile journey to Kingston

Cats are indeed creatures of mystery, so we’ll never know exactly how Izzy got from her home all the way in North Carolina to a parking lot of an Ulster Savings Bank branch in Kingston, or what adventures she had in her two years on the run. But she picked the right parking lot, as...
Anti-Trump vandalism mystery brings pastor under police scrutiny

Anti-Trump vandalism mystery brings pastor under police scrutiny

A Kerhonkson family’s home has been vandalized numerous times over the past two months, with the pastor of a Kingston church questioned by state police as a potential suspect. The Rev. Darlene Kelley, pastor at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church and the coordinator of the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, is widely regarded as one...
Hugh Reynolds: Donald who?

Hugh Reynolds: Donald who?

Republican congressional hopeful John Faso probably isn’t the only down-ticket candidate giving Donald Trump wide berth this year. He’s just the only one I could reach by phone. I rang up the former state Assembly minority leader to ask if he’d gotten any lift from the “Trump bump” after last month’s GOP national convention in...
Letters: Barge anchorages; high-speed Internet

Letters: Barge anchorages; high-speed Internet

The public’s right to know The U.S. Coast Guard is moving forward, full steam ahead, with plans to build multiple anchorage sites along the Hudson River. I am deeply concerned that there has been such a short, and poorly publicized open comment period and that there are zero plans to hold public hearings to inform...
Kingston After Dark: Night reconnaissance

Kingston After Dark: Night reconnaissance

It sold out faster than you can say “I am the girl anachronism.” The Dresden Dolls tour warm-up show at BSP on Aug. 24 in the massive back room theater is precisely why I tell people to pay close attention to local club bookings these days. As a musician and event organizer growing up, I...
Cops: Samaritans foil robbery spree

Cops: Samaritans foil robbery spree

A hapless bandit’s effort to rob two women in the heart of Kingston’s Uptown nightlife district was foiled by civilians who took action, police said. According to Kingston police, the incident began around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 when Catskill resident Christopher D. Hasenflue snatched a purse from a woman eating at an outside...
Two years of police-community efforts to engage bearing some fruit

Two years of police-community efforts to engage bearing some fruit

Two years after a police shooting and subsequent violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. led to the creation of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and sparked a nationwide conversation about policing and race, Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti said his department is working to come to terms with the issues and forge a stronger bond with...
Hugh Reynolds: After the conventions, yuk

Hugh Reynolds: After the conventions, yuk

I’ll confess I was not glued to the tube for every minute of the party conventions last month. As they appeared from my lounger, both went beyond the usual bellowing to the choir, even unto fresh-scrubbed offspring reading teleprompters on the virtues of their parents. Both major-party candidates came out of the conventions with high...
Kingston After Dark: Who you gonna call?

Kingston After Dark: Who you gonna call?

Whether you are an ’80s fanboy stuck in the past or someone excited to see a female team of Ghostbusters, chances are you have an opinion on the recent reboot of the classic franchise. Personally, I wish they had connected it better to the earlier films in a timeline. I hate when Hollywood wipes the...
Letter: ICCHV will be good neighbor

Letter: ICCHV will be good neighbor

A good neighbor I wholeheartedly support the Irish Cultural Center, and I’ve been dismayed to read recent letters containing misinformation as to the “true” goals of the planners of the ICC. As a person of Irish descent, I have also been offended at the not-so-thinly veiled stereotypes of the “drunken Irish” that some writers warn...