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Police seek help to find missing 16-year-old girl

Police seek help to find missing 16-year-old girl

      UPDATE: Ulster police say she’s been located. The Ulster town police are asking for the public to help them locate a 16-year-old girl who’s been missing since Sunday evening. According to the police, Ashley M. Terbush, described as a white female, standing 5’6″ tall and weighing 150 pounds, was last seen Sunday...
Take our post-debate poll!

Take our post-debate poll!

Who do you think won Monday night’s debate at Temple Emanuel between Democratic mayoral candidates Shayne Gallo (the incumbent) and Steve Noble (the challenger)? Or was it a tie? Weigh in below. Voting will close at 7 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 26 and we’ll have the results in this week’s print edition.   This poll...
Editorial: Some thoughts on some things

Editorial: Some thoughts on some things

The debate thing: If what I hear around town about a City Hall Gallo-Noble-Polacco debate being almost set for Aug. 24 is true, then I approve wholeheartedly — as long as it’s in the evening when people can actually attend. (It was, and I do.) The voters deserve an opportunity to see those who would...
Letter: Jim Sottile sticks up for Steve Noble

Letter: Jim Sottile sticks up for Steve Noble

Grants truth will prevail I welcome this opportunity to set the record straight with regard to the City of Kingston grant process during my 10-year administration. A recent story appeared in your publication that contained several examples of misleading, misguided and misinformation on the subject. While I can appreciate the frustration of any individual not...
Kohl's caper crumbles

Kohl’s caper crumbles

A three-person scheme to shoplift from the Kohl’s in the Town of Ulster Saturday night didn’t go quite as planned, resulting in three arrests. According to Town of Ulster police, at about 8:15 the evening of Saturday, Aug. 8, they received a report that a shoplifting incident involving multiple suspects was in progress at Kohl’s...
Noble's rail/trail hearing to be rescheduled

Noble’s rail/trail hearing to be rescheduled

ANOTHER UPDATE: On Monday, Aug. 11, Noble announced he was postponing the forum to a date to be named later, saying more time would allow more people to participate. UPDATE: On Thursday, Aug. 6, Mayor Shayne Gallo announced that on Friday, Aug. 7, he will hold a City Hall press conference to address Jim Noble’s...
Citizens' groups cancel debate

Citizens’ groups cancel debate

The groups KingstonCitizens.org, Citizen Action New York and Go Beyond Greatness announced Friday, July 31 that they have canceled a planned mayoral debate that had been set for Sept. 8. The debate organizers had hoped to get all three mayoral hopefuls – incumbent Shayne Gallo and challengers Steve Noble and Ron Polacco – to participate...
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...