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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...
Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

As last Sunday’s sun kissed the backs of fisherfolk outside my apartment window and even the wind chill showed a bit more restraint, the reality really set in. We’d truly skipped the snow which thumped down on much of the Northeast over this winter wolf-moon weekend. It’s a time for waking up and letting go....
Deleting the cyberbullies

Deleting the cyberbullies

A new law proposed last week by County Executive Mike Hein would punish so-called “cyberbullies” with fines and possibly jail time if convicted of spreading personal information or making hurtful comments about minors on social media and other electronic platforms. Advocates say the law is needed to address the serious and growing problem of online harassment...
Kingston After Dark: Golden years

Kingston After Dark: Golden years

If anything, David Bowie revealed himself in his final days before his death and/or birthing into the next realm of existence as one of the greatest cultural conductors in human history. He might have sung about a solitary candle on his final masterpiece and moving farewell album, Blackstar, yet Bowie was a master of both...
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...
Kingston After Dark: Start me up

Kingston After Dark: Start me up

Happy New Year to all and welcome to the first installment of Kingston After Dark for 2016. If the swollen ranks of New Year’s Eve revelers in Uptown are an indicator, we’re going to have a thrilling time in the days and nights to come. Now let’s get cooking with some regional event coverage! Perhaps...
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...
Gallo: Parking Grinch or businesses' Santa?

Gallo: Parking Grinch or businesses’ Santa?

Mayor Shayne Gallo said this week he was simply responding to the wishes of business owners when he rescinded an executive order last week granting free parking at all metered spaces in Kingston. The controversy, which aroused allegations of Grinch-like behavior on social media, began on Dec. 9 when Gallo issued the executive order suspending...
Larissa Walker, defender of bees and butterflies, got her start in Kingston

Larissa Walker, defender of bees and butterflies, got her start in Kingston

Kingston High School alumna Larissa Walker, now the pollinator campaign director and a policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety in Washington D.C., says the freedom and variety of opportunities her alma mater offered allowed her to become successful. She said what she learned in Kingston fortified her stance against chemicals and practices that...