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...
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...
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Editorial: The right thing

Editorial: The right thing

It took a law imported all the way from Rochester to do it, but the proposal to turn a Midtown ex-doctor’s office into an indoor shooting range pretty much looks like it’s not going to happen. That’s a good thing. This project never seemed to have much support from the people who would be most...
Kingston UFO conference to explore topics not of this world

Kingston UFO conference to explore topics not of this world

Aficionados of the extraterrestrial, mark your calendars — a two-day UFO conference will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Quality Inn on Route 28, preceded on Friday, July 29 by an opportunity to meet the event’s speakers at 6 p.m. and a screening of Jenn Stein’s documentary...
Planned Parenthood sets youth leadership session

Planned Parenthood sets youth leadership session

The Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Kingston Health Center at 21 Grand St. is offering a free youth leadership training program for teens between 14 and 18 on Thursday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Their mission, they state, “is to envision a world without barriers — where freedom and dignity are accepted as...
Letters: Irish center concerns; a ghost mall is born?

Letters: Irish center concerns; a ghost mall is born?

No vetting for cultural center? I’m a neighbor of the proposed Irish Cultural Center (ICC) on Abeel Street in the Rondout. I’ve been voicing my concerns about the size and location of the project for some time, and I will clarify what those concerns are, but first I want to say that I am actually...
Kingston loses out on $10 million state grant, but mayor says experience was valuable

Kingston loses out on $10 million state grant, but mayor says experience was valuable

Kingston’s bid for $10 million in state money fell short following a secretive and fast-paced competition with dozens of Mid-Hudson communities orchestrated by state economic development officials. But Mayor Steve Noble said this week that the surprise scramble for state aid has helped bring new focus to efforts to revitalize Midtown Kingston. Earlier this month,...
Kingston After Dark: Uniform choice

Kingston After Dark: Uniform choice

If you are like me you are tired of the uniformity of many summer festivals in America. Sure, you have a diamond in the rough like Psycho Las Vegas which features a punishing array of cooler metal bands from Alice Cooper and Sleep to Fireball Ministry and Tribulation to Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Mostly...
Stimuli of July — Provoking images in city’s galleries

Stimuli of July — Provoking images in city’s galleries

“Residual Tilt,” the exhibition of Paul Evans’ small oil paintings on panel currently on view at One Mile Gallery, 475 Abeel St., references the pinball machine in gallery owner Janet Hicks’ kitchen. “Pinball is an enclosed game with a rectangular structure and a ball, and every game is different,” said Evans, who lives in Los...
Hugh Reynolds: Bringing home the bacon

Hugh Reynolds: Bringing home the bacon

When a recruit asked a dumb question of a superior back in my Navy days, the answer barked back would be something like, “Is a pig’s ass pork?” Some things are just obvious. In my view, political pork by any other name is still pork. What used to be called “member items” is now called...
Mayor names new ethics board to hear DiFalco's complaint

Mayor names new ethics board to hear DiFalco’s complaint

Just two months after he dissolved the city’s ethics board, Mayor Steve Noble said he will reconvene the committee — with all new members — to hear a complaint involving city officials’ handling of ethics allegations against a former alderman. On Wednesday, July 13 Noble announced that he had appointed a five-member temporary ethics board...
Two wounded in Wednesday night shootings

Two wounded in Wednesday night shootings

The Kingston Police Department is seeking the public’s help with its investigation into gunplay on the night of Wednesday, July 13 which left two people with leg wounds. According to the KPD, officers responding to a 9:35 p.m. call to 70 Henry St. found a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg. About...
The last weekend: A draw and a drubbing end Stockade FC’s season

The last weekend: A draw and a drubbing end Stockade FC’s season

In the final weekend of their inaugural season, Stockade FC picked up a single point, their 1-1 draw against New York Athletic Club on Saturday a 90-minute being a crash course on the team’s road struggles. The final game, a 6-0 loss to the New York Cosmos B the following day, was more of an...
Kingston After Dark: Feelies good summer

Kingston After Dark: Feelies good summer

New Jersey is known for plenty a classic punk or alternative band, from My Chemical Romance to Lifetime to, of course, The Misfits, Gaslight Anthem or more recently, O+ alumni Screaming Females. One band who arguably helped form a strong chunk of the alt-rock foundation as we know it, but who aren’t these days as...