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Hugh Reynolds: Primary finish

Hugh Reynolds: Primary finish

If an early June Time Warner News/Siena College poll on the 19th Congressional District primaries holds true, Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso will face each other for all the marbles in the general election Nov. 8. That poll showed Teachout 30 points over Will Yandik and Faso leading Andrew Heaney by 22. Funny...
Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

A review of financial disclosure forms required of senior city officials and members of volunteer boards and commissions found that barely two thirds of them were filed by the May 1 deadline. Among the holdouts are six of 10 members of the Common Council, three department heads — and every member of the recently dissolved...
After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

Glen Maisch, the Kingston school district’s director of physical education, health and athletics, has wound up his 37-year teaching career. He is looking forward to the next phase of his life. “I’m giving up the best job I’ve ever had to do what I’ve always wanted, to have a part in my grandchildren’s lives,” he...
Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

A bad deal The new sales tax agreement that was approved by the City of Kingston’s Common Council and Ulster County Legislature is a document which seems fair and equitable at first blush. However, after you peel away the layers, beyond 2017, the City will forfeit a portion of sales tax receipts. Kingston stands to...
Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout was understandably “overwhelmed” when asked about a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released last Tuesday that showed her 30 points ahead of her primary opponent, Will Yandik. Taken about a month before the June 28 primary, the poll seemed to give Teachout an insurmountable lead against the underfunded and...
Nunez walks … but for how long?

Nunez walks … but for how long?

A Kingston dentist accused in the 2011 poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But Dr. Gilberto Nunez still faces the prospect of years behind bars — the nine-man, three-woman jury also convicted him of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme...
Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

A New Paltz man is facing a child endangerment charge after, Ulster County sheriff deputies said, he left his infant alone in a car while he went to the DMV in Uptown Kingston. According to deputies, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15, Seth Peress-Teeter, 35, had left the child by his or herself in a vehicle in...
Nunez not guilty of murder

Nunez not guilty of murder

Kingston dentist Dr. Gilberto Nunez, accused in the poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival, Tom Kolman, was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But a jury found Nunez guilty of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme to break up Tom and Linda Kolman. The nine-man, three-woman jury...
Hugh Reynolds: Orange (jumpsuit) money

Hugh Reynolds: Orange (jumpsuit) money

The elephant in the room at last week’s Ulster County Democratic convention was the specter of an ongoing federal investigation of a money-laundering operation allegedly run through that party committee in 2014. Figures are not yet exact, but published reports indicate some $375,000 from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to elect a Democratic...
DOT, city agree and July 4 fireworks are saved

DOT, city agree and July 4 fireworks are saved

After lobbying from elected officials and a face-to-face meeting with Mayor Steve Noble, the state Department of Transportation has reversed a decision that could have squelched Kingston’s Fourth of July fireworks show. The fate of the annual fireworks show has been in doubt since mid-May, when Mayor Steve Noble received a letter from the DOT...
No July 4 fireworks? (UPDATE: Fireworks are go!)

No July 4 fireworks? (UPDATE: Fireworks are go!)

UPDATE: At about 10:30 Friday morning, the city posted the following on its Facebook page: “The City of Kingston is pleased to announce the annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks are on! Join the City of Kingston and the Kingston Waterfront Business Association for a wonderful night filled with music, food, fun and of...
Poll finds Teachout, Faso way ahead in their primary races

Poll finds Teachout, Faso way ahead in their primary races

With congressional primaries about three weeks away, Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout have large leads over their rivals, according to Time Warner Cable News/Siena College polls released June 7. Faso of Kinderhook, a former minority leader in the state Assembly and unsuccessful candidate for governor, is ahead of Millbrook businessman Andrew Heaney 50...