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Gibson passes on run for governor

Gibson passes on run for governor

U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, retiring after this year from Congress and who was thinking about seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2018, has instead decided to return to teaching. According to a statement issued Monday, May 2, Gibson, a retired U.S. Army colonel who’s been in the House of Representatives since 2011, has accepted...
Editorial: A toast to cooperation

Editorial: A toast to cooperation

As of the completion of the March 24 edition of the Kingston Times (last Wednesday evening, March 23, but still true as of March 29, when I got around to posting this online), the parameters of the sales tax deal between the city and the county remained a “known unknown,” as it were. So it’s...
School closing early today

School closing early today

In anticipation of a mid-afternoon snow event which may cause dicey travel conditions, the Kingston City School District announced an early closing for Tuesday, Feb. 23. Kingston High School, J. Watson Bailey Middle School, and Miller Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. All elementary schools will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. All after school...
Senate Garage is Uptown's latest event space

Senate Garage is Uptown’s latest event space

What was once a water-filter factory that just happened to be plunked down next door to the birthplace of democratic government in New York State is now the Senate Garage. The building at the corner of Fair and North Front streets bought a while back by New York City folk Don and Judy Tallerman also...
Letters: Inching toward the money; a gigantic flush

Letters: Inching toward the money; a gigantic flush

Inching toward the money This is an answer to a question raised by Hugh Reynolds’ article last week about the sales tax receipts hotly coveted by the county. Mr. Reynolds noted that the townships, in their pledge of solidarity with the City of Kingston’s position to maintain the “status quo,” did not employ the negotiating...
Gibson forms panel to explore '18 run for governor

Gibson forms panel to explore ’18 run for governor

Local congressman Chris Gibson, long rumored to be thinking about a run for governor in 2018, has made a move toward doing just that. The Kinderhook Republican, who announced at the beginning of 2015 that he would be stepping down from Congress at the end of his term this year, on Monday announced that he’s...
Photo: Maloney endorses Teachout

Photo: Maloney endorses Teachout

Zephyr Teachout, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the House of Representatives from the 19th New York Congressional District, got a boost from the congressman down the road as U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney came up to SUNY New Paltz on Friday morning to lend his endorsement. “Zephyr Teachout grew up in a small...
Editorial: Who will stand for Kingston?

Editorial: Who will stand for Kingston?

Mayor Noble is right. The sales tax talks with the county really are “one of the most important negotiations we will enter into,” as he said last week. At stake is a huge chunk of the city’s revenue stream. Entering into play is the possibility that the city will reassert the right to levy its...
Teachout is in for Congress

Teachout is in for Congress

Zephyr Teachout, the noted progressive who mounted a serious challenge to Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary, announced Monday she will seek the Democratic line for the 19th Congressional District seat. “Throughout my career, I’ve never been afraid to stand up for ordinary citizens whose voices are drowned out by special interests, big...
No seat belts in double fatal crash, deputies say

No seat belts in double fatal crash, deputies say

Two 58-year-old Cottekill men were killed Wednesday afternoon when their pickup truck hit a tree in Rosendale, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said. According to a preliminary investigation, deputies said, neither were wearing seatbelts. According to deputies, the crash occurred at the intersection of Lucas Avenue and Tan House Brook Road in the Town of Rosendale at...
Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two men are facing child endangerment charges after, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said, a toddler in their care ended up in the middle of Lucas Avenue and almost got hit by traffic. According to deputies, on Saturday, Jan. 16 at about 4:50 p.m., they responded to several 911 calls reporting a small child in the...
Letters: Thanks, Shayne Gallo; solar options; economic development

Letters: Thanks, Shayne Gallo; solar options; economic development

Thanks and good luck Happy New Year to all my friends: All the unaffiliated, non-registereds, write-in voters, and the voters in every party, since voting is an important right. While there is a great deal of non-agreement within any set of populations even when they generally agree on the big issues, what is important is...