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Town of Ulster police seek man who approached kids

Town of Ulster police seek man who approached kids

A man who Town of Ulster police say drove up on a couple of kids on Linderman Avenue Extension Wednesday evening and – in a fake Russian-type accent – asked the kids if they wanted to see some puppies he had in his SUV is a man town police want to find. According to the...
Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

A Kingston woman is facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after, police said, she let her child get into a fight with another kid, and stood by and watched the action. According to the Kingston Police Department, on Tuesday, July 14, members of the KPD’s Special Investigations Unit got word that a fight was about to...
Ferry to Rhinecliff launches Sunday

Ferry to Rhinecliff launches Sunday

Starting with limited service this Sunday, July 12 and revving up to a full weekend schedule on Friday, July 19, the Kingston-Rhinecliff ferry is back. According to a press release issued Friday, July 10, ferry will operate between the Rhinecliff river dock, easily and directly accessible from the the Amtrak Station via Dutchess Terrace, and...
Editorial: Neutral party for Noble grants probe

Editorial: Neutral party for Noble grants probe

The world’s biggest salt mine, in case you didn’t know, is in Goderich, a town in southern Ontario. It is capable of producing some 9 million tons of salt a year. And it is with all the salt in Goderich the people of Kingston should take any investigation of the job competence of Steve Noble,...
Editorial: Vexillology’s vexations and other historical ironies

Editorial: Vexillology’s vexations and other historical ironies

Should the Confederate Battle Flag be taken off that capital in South Carolina (and any other publicly funded flagpole upon which it may be fluttering)? Of course it should, and as soon as possible. The very best you can say of those who followed the Confederate flag into battle 150 years ago or so is...
Esopus Supervisor John Coutant has passed

Esopus Supervisor John Coutant has passed

Details are not yet available, but here’s a statement this morning from County Executive Mike Hein: “It is with deep sorrow that we have learned of the passing of John Coutant, Town of Esopus supervisor, local businessman and friend.  He was a committed long-time public servant and his dedication to his community was profound. On...
Farmstands offer free fare

Farmstands offer free fare

The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, People’s Place and Ulster County Community Action are collaborating to bring Kingstonians two chances a week to pick up free locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as nutritional and cooking tips. The farmstands will be open every Tuesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at People’s Place, 17...
Editorial: Water, business and the moral imperative

Editorial: Water, business and the moral imperative

  Do not, my friends, become addicted to water. It will take hold of you, and you will resent its absence.’ — Immortan Joe Much has been made of the feminist themes running through the thoroughly fantastic movie Mad Max: Fury Road, and rightfully so: the major theme of the film was, in my editorial...
Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

A Friday, May 29 undercover sting with cops posing as johns and using websites such as the infamous hooker-hookup site backpage.com resulted in four prostitution arrests – all of out-of-towners – and a man getting busted for pot, the Kingston Police Department and the Town of Ulster Police Department said. According to police, the KPD’s Special...
KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, the Kingston Police Department identified the officer who shot 18-year-old Alex Jeffries as Officer Steven Fellows, a decorated 22-year policeman and 14-year KPD veteran. Its release also stated that Fellows has been reassigned to “an administrative assignment” until the state police and Ulster County District Attorney’s Office finish...
Troopers ID man shot by KPD

Troopers ID man shot by KPD

The state police have identified the man shot by a Kingston Police officer late Wednesday night as 18-year-old Alex Jeffries of Kingston. According to troopers, who are running the investigation into the shooting at the request of the Kingston Police Department, KPD officers responding to a burglar alarm at the Chase bank at the Kingston...
KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

A Kingston Police Department officer shot a man after the man pointed “what appeared to be a handgun” at officers responding to a burglary report at the Chase Bank in the Kingston Plaza late Thursday night, according to a release posted on the department’s Facebook page. The release stated that at about 11:50 p.m. on...