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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...
Kingston school building projects roll on; bids awarded for KHS

Kingston school building projects roll on; bids awarded for KHS

The words many local kids are loathe to hear on long, lazy afternoons are now being said with urgency, and legitimacy: Summer vacation is almost over. This summer, in the Kingston City School District and in particular at Kingston High School, the beginning of a new school year isn’t just marked by the perennial questions...
Hugh Reynolds: In lock step

Hugh Reynolds: In lock step

It occurs to me sometimes as I listen and record debate at public sessions of the county legislature and other elected bodies that the casual observer might actually believe minds and hearts are affected by what is said. Confounding observers is the debates’ timbre and tenor. Important public issues are being discussed, sometimes loudly! More...
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...
Gallo, Noble to debate tonight at Temple Emanuel

Gallo, Noble to debate tonight at Temple Emanuel

After weeks of sometimes-contentious wrangling, Mayor Shayne Gallo and Democratic primary challenger Steve Noble have agreed on terms for a debate. The two are expected to meet on Monday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanuel at 243 Albany Ave. The agreement comes after several weeks of haggling between candidates about the proper time...
Hugh Reynolds: Monday night politics

Hugh Reynolds: Monday night politics

This coming Monday’s mayoral debate may not decide the Sept. 10 Democratic mayoral primary between incumbent Shayne Gallo and challenger Steve Noble. But it could be the beginning of the end for whichever Democrat comes off badly. Maybe they both will, which could give long-shot Republican Ron Polacco some hope in November. Kudos to civic-minded...
UPDATED: All in for 9/10: Gallo passes on making his own party

UPDATED: All in for 9/10: Gallo passes on making his own party

This week, the odds of a three-way mayoral race in November dwindled to almost nothing and the stakes in next month’s Democratic primary got higher than ever. On Monday, Aug. 18 the state elections deadline for forming independent political parties passed. Neither incumbent Mayor Shayne Gallo nor challenger Steve Noble filed paperwork to add a...
Sangi’s showdown: Boarding-house owner to make his case before ZBA this Tuesday

Sangi’s showdown: Boarding-house owner to make his case before ZBA this Tuesday

Neighbors of a Downtown boarding house that city officials claim is operating illegally will have a chance to voice their opinions when the issue comes before Kingston’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Boarding house owner Joe Sangi has been locked in a legal battle with the city since late last year when...
Hugh Reynolds: The golden goose

Hugh Reynolds: The golden goose

From the annual state-of-the-county address to weekly press releases and press conferences, the Mike Hein administration rarely misses an opportunity to blow its own horn. Well, honk this! Last week the county comptroller touted the administration’s fiscal record. Even from fellow Democrat Elliott Auerbach, repeating what state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli had reported, this was unusual....
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...
‘Blurred lines,’ bitterness and apparent mayoral fib dim debate prospects

‘Blurred lines,’ bitterness and apparent mayoral fib dim debate prospects

A standoff between Democratic rivals in the mayoral race over when and where to debate means that the pair may never discuss the issues face-to-face in advance of the Sept. 10 primary. Incumbent Mayor Shayne Gallo and city Parks & Recreation Department employee Steve Noble are engaged in an increasingly bitter race for the Democratic...