Letters
Letters: 'Peak Oil'; 'Stop the bomb trains'

Letters: ‘Peak Oil’; ‘Stop the bomb trains’

Peak oil Peak Oil has arrived. If you are not familiar with the term, it means that worldwide, oil production is at its peak and will begin to decline. This will translate into rising oil and food prices. In the very near future, we may be very sorry to have pulled up train tracks. Now...
Frank Cardinale letter: Voters' will being subverted by GOP

Frank Cardinale letter: Voters’ will being subverted by GOP

As the chairman of the Democratic Party of Ulster County I am extremely concerned that the will of the voters is at risk of being subverted. Last month the people of Ulster County exercised their constitutional right to vote. At the county level, the result of this election was 12 Democratic county legislators, 10 Republicans...
Letters: What could have been; Dawson's gratitude

Letters: What could have been; Dawson’s gratitude

What could have been As I read the headline “HealthAlliance Seeking Partner” on July 22, it brought back a sense of real sadness over what should have been. For those of you who have forgotten, in 1998, the Kingston, Benedictine and Northern Dutchess Hospitals finally had received the approval from the New York Archdiocese to...
Letter: How is this the answer?

Letter: How is this the answer?

How is this the answer? On the subject of declining pupil population in the Kingston City School District, here are the facts. From 2001 to 2012, enrollment fell from 8,237 to 6,324. That’s a total of 1,913 students, or 23.2 percent. Four separate studies commissioned by the district — the Stanton Leggett Association study, The...

Letters on Ward 3 primary

Why I’m running for Third Ward alderman As Kingston resident, a small business owner, a board member of the Kingston Land Trust and architect of over 20 years, I am writing to ask for my neighbors’ support in my bid for alderman of the Third Ward in the upcoming primary on Sept. 10. For years,...

Letter: It’s Cahill’s fault

Cahill to blame Kevin Cahill alone used his position to block the Ulster County routine sales-tax extension in Albany. No matter which way he tries to spin it, he is the one with a vote in Albany, and he has to take responsibility for his actions. Then there is County Executive Mike Hein, Senator Larkin,...

Letter: Kevin Cahill rebuts sales-tax critics

Over the last several months, I stayed focused on serving the people of the 103rd Assembly District.  I have avoided the war of words, finger pointing and distractions that have surrounded the sales tax and Safety Net issues.  Unfortunately, the steady drumbeat of misinformation demands a response.  Here it is: It is Michael Hein who...
Letters: Exemplary progress, Gallo's agenda deprives students

Letters: Exemplary progress, Gallo’s agenda deprives students

Exemplary progress At a meeting at City Hall last night there were presentations about the city, its sidewalks as complete streets, the bluestone walks, the historical significance and history, and the environment: our land use, the resources, water, flood management as we face sea water rise … Presentations by Pat Murphy, Jennifer Schwartz-Berky, Julie Noble...
Letters: Watch the magician; approve the tax; special adventure

Letters: Watch the magician; approve the tax; special adventure

Watch the magician I used to work with a renowned emergency management expert. He had a habit of coming to the scene of serious incidents and making decisions or recommendations that were almost as volatile as the scene itself. The leaders of the police and fire departments would be arguing and refusing to cooperate and...
Letters: Success is a choice; Love for the cicada

Letters: Success is a choice; Love for the cicada

Success is a choice, Kingston I really hate writing this, but it has to be addressed … What needs to be addressed is the extreme apathy here in Kingston. The attitude that “this is just the way it is in Kingston” that I hear all the time in my store needs to stop now. Memorial...
Letters: Remember the old post office?

Letters: Remember the old post office?

Remember the old post office? Am I the only one who sees a parallel between County Executive Hein’s rush to rip up the U&D tracks and Mayor Garraghan’s scrapping of the old post office? Consider that both were/are motivated to grab a few easy bucks “now” for their respective budgets at the cost of destroying...

Letters: Kudos to Carrie, no new license for Indian Point

Kudos to Carrie Jones Ross Thanks to the great article by Carrie Jones Ross in the Kingston Times (Feb. 21 edition), a donation was made to our church by Sgt. George Gunning and the good folks at the Corrections Division of the Ulster County Jail. Denise Prendergast, the jail’s liaison, gave us the good news...