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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Staged by our friends at Chronogram, KUBA, outdated cafe, Duo, Keegan’s and TechSmiths and centered around BSP, Boitson’s and the Stockade Tavern, Uptown Kingston’s 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration was a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...
Charles Ferri aims to bring ‘destination distillery’ to Esopus

Charles Ferri aims to bring ‘destination distillery’ to Esopus

The way he tells it, Charles Ferri had always wanted to get back to the Hudson Valley and set up a top-notch distillery. The way there just happened to go through Oregon. Ferri, who grew up in Hopewell Junction and graduated from John Jay High School, worked on Wall Street for a spell but made...
Letters: Man of Destiny; What about Walmart?; Lost Rondout redux; Bike lanes are triple win

Letters: Man of Destiny; What about Walmart?; Lost Rondout redux; Bike lanes are triple win

Bernie Sanders — man of destiny? Throughout history at times of great change, turmoil and crisis it seems that often a special person rises above the chaos to lead the way. Remember Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Churchill? What Bernie brings to the table is a progressive mind coupled with a compassionate...
Wide range of debate on Midtown proposal

Wide range of debate on Midtown proposal

At the beginning of Monday evening’s public hearing on a plan to convert a former doctor’s office on Prince Street in Midtown Kingston into a five-lane shooting range, Kingston planning board chairman Wayne Platte Jr. made a pair of requests: That the evening focus on the “planning and zoning aspects of the project” and that...
Special holiday editorial: Following the Christmas of the drone, the horrifying year of the drone

Special holiday editorial: Following the Christmas of the drone, the horrifying year of the drone

(Editor’s note: This originally appeared in print in our Holiday Gift Guide a few weeks ago.) Get ready to start defending your airspace. This Christmas season, it’s estimated that 1 million drones will be given as gifts, the vast majority of which, I am predicting, will be from people with questionable judgment to people with...
KPD probes Bruyn Ave. shooting

KPD probes Bruyn Ave. shooting

The Kingston Police Department is saying there’s no danger to the public after a 2:10 p.m. shooting on Monday, Dec. 7 left a 24-year-old male wounded. According to a press release from the KPD, officers responded to a reports of a man being chased by “several individuals with a gun.” When they got to the...
To go global, Tonner stays local

To go global, Tonner stays local

A little synergy between two Uptown Kingston businesses has resulted in a brand-new website for one of the most important doll companies in the world. On Monday evening, persons from the Tonner Doll Co. and Evolving Media Network, both companies headquarted on Wall Street, gathered for a formal unveiling of Tonner’s new website, designed by...
Letters: On Paris attacks and the refugee question

Letters: On Paris attacks and the refugee question

Compassion vs. security There’s a lot of debate going on surrounding the issues of refugees, even though nothing has changed with regards to refugees aside from people’s opinions. The events in Paris did not make refugees any more or less likely to commit acts of terrorism. Refugees are not more or less dangerous than they...