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Evans & Rowe Go See a Movie: 'Dawn of Justice' or dusk of quality?

Evans & Rowe Go See a Movie: ‘Dawn of Justice’ or dusk of quality?

Leading up to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fellow local nerd and podcaster Kevin Rowe and I (Morgan Y. Evans) have been arguing heatedly over whether or not Affleck would suck or if, as Kevin wrongly asserts, this is Batman’s finest hour. Personally, I liked the Lego Batman preview before this...
A Kingston After Dark Special: Great Misconceptions of Northern Ulster County

A Kingston After Dark Special: Great Misconceptions of Northern Ulster County

For the scant attention some people pay these days to the real artists-colony heritage of Woodstock, you’d think the Weavers, envisioning the gas-guzzling sport utility behemoths of the future, really sang, “If I Had a Hummer.” Our ’60s legacy, even diluted by tourist façades, weekend homes and a general attempt to try and push music...
Group plans local needle-exchange, disease-testing and rehab programs

Group plans local needle-exchange, disease-testing and rehab programs

A regional social services group says it’ll provide Ulster County addicts with clean needles, training in the use of anti-overdose medication, HIV testing and other services designed to stem the tide of death and disease caused by the raging local heroin epidemic. The program, run by the multi-county Hudson Valley Community Services Inc., will use...
Kingston After Dark: Zire’s War and Life of Agony

Kingston After Dark: Zire’s War and Life of Agony

Greetings, friends, neighbors and houseplants. We are at the three-year mark of my time writing this column for the Kingston Times and it remains a wonderful experience. It means a great deal every week to get to spread the word on artists, venues and events that help keep the energy in our area kinetic and...
Book chronicles Kingston's most illustrious street

Book chronicles Kingston’s most illustrious street

The richest man in the county once lived high on Kingston’s “rich man’s” West Chestnut Street. His wealthy neighbors from time to time included at least half a dozen brick barons. And those bricks, along with millions of others produced in the mid-Hudson Valley, built a rapidly growing New York City. Lowell Thing’s history of...
Kingston Clean Lunch Co. offers healthy options for schoolkids

Kingston Clean Lunch Co. offers healthy options for schoolkids

After giving birth to her daughter four years ago, Kingston resident Ann Marie Woolsey-Johnson was between jobs and searching for something to do. As a lifelong healthy eater — “I was raised by health enthusiasts who did not allow me to eat hot dogs until I was an adolescent” — she became disenchanted with the...
Kingston After Dark: I truly will be home

Kingston After Dark: I truly will be home

Hindustani crossover street rock sound like a change of pace? Vajra is the answer to your Vedic gutter-glam prayers. Formed by the intriguing vocalist Annamaria Pinna after a self-imposed exile in India, the band has been called a must-see act by Rolling Stone. Not bad for a band which has only been around a few...
Brooklyn's popular Smorgasburg food & flea market comes to Kingston this June

Brooklyn’s popular Smorgasburg food & flea market comes to Kingston this June

Smorgasburg, a hugely popular Brooklyn-based food and flea market, is coming to Kingston in June. It will be opening a weekly open-air flea and food market on the banks of the Hudson River at the former Hutton brickyard. There’s considerable room for optimism in Smorgasburg’s foray. Food was already a component at Brooklyn Flea before...
Volunteer for Kingston soup kitchen

Volunteer for Kingston soup kitchen

The Caring Hands Soup Kitchen, a non-profit organization which operates out of the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, is searching for a cook to help with its daily noon meal. Hours are from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those interested are asked to contact Stephen Crawford at (845)-331-7188 for more information.
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...
Kingston After Dark: Brain-safe choices

Kingston After Dark: Brain-safe choices

This week, instead of my usual entertainment or culture analysis, we are going to talk about self-defense. It is a topic often directly related to the quality of nightlife — or life in general — thus it bears mention herein. Triumph Karate and Be Real About Injuries Now (B.R.A.I.N.) Programs, Inc. are joining forces to...
Clearwater organization looks to right the ship after recent turmoil

Clearwater organization looks to right the ship after recent turmoil

This summer, for the first time since it became a regular annual event at Croton Point Park in 1979, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival isn’t happening. In what one observer characterized as “a perfect storm of problems,” the non-profit organization founded by Pete Seeger in 1969 with the launch of the sloop Clearwater which...