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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...
Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

The Ulster Police PBA is putting on a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW post at 708 East Chester St. to raise money for retired chief Anthony Cruise, who’s recovering from cancer. All proceeds will go to the Cruise family to help with expenses. It’s $10 a plate or...
Deputies charge Kingston man with abandoning dog

Deputies charge Kingston man with abandoning dog

A Kingston man who, sheriff deputies say, dumped his dog in the Town of Rochester on New Year’s Eve, is now facing animal cruelty charges. Deputies on Sunday, Jan. 10 arrested Ryan McIntosh and charged him with the state Agriculture and Markets Law misdemeanors of abandonment and animal cruelty. According to deputies, on Jan. 5, they...
Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Ulster County sheriff’s deputies seized 27 pounds of marijuana from a Freehold man following a traffic stop on Col. Chandler Drive, according to the countywide URGENT task force. According to URGENT, the task force has since April 2015 been probing a pot trafficking operation based around Kingston and the towns of Esopus and Ulster. Last...
Congressional update: Enter Teachout?

Congressional update: Enter Teachout?

June 28, primary day for the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District, is just about half a year from now, but the process is warming up. While Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach, who’s expressed interest in the Democratic line after County Executive Mike Hein decided to keep his hat on his head last month,...
Uptown's NYE 2015 photo album

Uptown’s NYE 2015 photo album

Staged by our friends at Chronogram, KUBA, outdated cafe, Duo, Keegan’s and TechSmiths and centered around BSP, Boitson’s and the Stockade Tavern, Uptown Kingston’s 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration was a beautiful bacchanal, packed with revelers, interesting things to look at and more enthusiasm than you could shake a dozen sticks at. Here’s a selection...