Letters
Letters: Our lovely city; Please reconsider PLA; Growing the pie

Letters: Our lovely city; Please reconsider PLA; Growing the pie

Your lovely city and your Greenline project Last summer on my way to a conference in upstate New York, I stopped in to visit an old friend who now lives in Kingston and she suggested we spend the day driving the beautiful countryside and visiting the city by introducing me to a project that she...
Letters: DA's holiday message; Donaldson rebuts; mayor's overpaid

Letters: DA’s holiday message; Donaldson rebuts; mayor’s overpaid

A holiday message from the DA Events have occurred in recent months that have brought a heightened focus on law enforcement in our county. I would like to offer some observations. I suggest that an intelligent, vigorous, interest in how we, as a society, police ourselves is an important and welcome exercise. When done properly...
Letters: Kingston Greenline, DSS warrant checks, Ferguson, Mo.

Letters: Kingston Greenline, DSS warrant checks, Ferguson, Mo.

A generational opportunity As a lifelong resident of Kingston, I feel it is my responsibility to voice my support for the removal of the rail ties and creation of the interconnected system of rail trails also known as the Kingston Greenline. This is my community and that is why I will not stand by and...
Letters: Tracks and trails; Niagara Bottling

Letters: Tracks and trails; Niagara Bottling

We want the tracks This morning, I talked with Mike Hein on Kingston Community Radio about how I disagreed with his plan to rip up the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks. I mentioned two points. 1). The City of Kingston’s residents and businesses will definitely be hurt by Hein’s plan to rip up the plaza tracks...
Letters: WiFi's hazards, Niagara Bottling, CMRR

Letters: WiFi’s hazards, Niagara Bottling, CMRR

Drop the CMRR suit Ulster County Legislature Resolution 273 to drop the litigation with the Catskill Mountain Railroad did not come up for a vote before the 23 legislators, because the resolution was stopped in the Laws & Rules Committee by three legislators: Ken Ronk (728-3276), Kevin Roberts (566-7663), & Lynn Archer (626-7358). Call them...
Letters: CMRR, Gibson-Eldridge, Niagara Bottling

Letters: CMRR, Gibson-Eldridge, Niagara Bottling

Goodbye, CMRR It is easy to see what side of the train debate Mr. Reynolds supports. Good journalism would hope that fair and unbiased reporting would show not only the benefits for a for-profit railroad company but also the negative impact that this railroad company has had on the many residents who have had to...
Letters: Demilitarize the KPD; Mitchell's agenda

Letters: Demilitarize the KPD; Mitchell’s agenda

Chief confirms ‘New Jim Crow’ is alive in Kingston Kingston residents are outraged by the statements Kingston Police Chief Tinti made to the Kingston Times in its “Serve, Protect but Not Invade” article published Aug. 21, 2014. We condemn his “praying for peace, preparing for war” approach to policing our streets. Militarized police forces escalated...
Letters on Eldridge-Gibson race

Letters on Eldridge-Gibson race

(Editor’s note: Be sure to read our cover story on this race in this week’s print edition of the Kingston Times.) Don’t be distracted Recently, the name “carpetbagger” has been used to describe Sean Eldridge as he makes a bid for Congress in New York’s 19th District. Eldridge only recently moved to the 19th District....
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...