Rondout
Session works toward outline of Greenline

Session works toward outline of Greenline

What Kingston’s mile-and-a-half-long rail trail will look like and how it will link to the existing street fabric came into sharper focus at the Kingston Greenline community design workshop held at Immanuel Lutheran Church Monday, July 27. Representatives from Saratoga Associates (the Saratoga Springs-based consultancy that’s doing the design), KC Engineering and Hone Strategic presented...
Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

Mom charged with allowing kids to fight

A Kingston woman is facing misdemeanor child endangerment charges after, police said, she let her child get into a fight with another kid, and stood by and watched the action. According to the Kingston Police Department, on Tuesday, July 14, members of the KPD’s Special Investigations Unit got word that a fight was about to...
Ferry to Rhinecliff launches Sunday

Ferry to Rhinecliff launches Sunday

Starting with limited service this Sunday, July 12 and revving up to a full weekend schedule on Friday, July 19, the Kingston-Rhinecliff ferry is back. According to a press release issued Friday, July 10, ferry will operate between the Rhinecliff river dock, easily and directly accessible from the the Amtrak Station via Dutchess Terrace, and...
‘Riverport’ conceives of a totally remade, and totally cool, Rondout

‘Riverport’ conceives of a totally remade, and totally cool, Rondout

Imagine wedding parties arriving at Kingston Point Park by boat, tourists flocking to an upscale hotel resort built adjacent to the park’s protected and restored wetlands or low-rise live/work units along the Rondout Creek. Maybe a food market, similar to Chelsea Market in New York City, in the cavernous Cornell Building or floating houses moored...
Showdown on West Chestnut

Showdown on West Chestnut

In a lawsuit filed in December, the owner of a former boarding house on West Chestnut Street claims that Mayor Shayne Gallo vowed to oppose any plan to house disabled people at the residence. But Gallo, who denies making the statement, said his objection to reopening the boarding house, formerly known as Chiz’s Heart Street,...
Wurts Street Bridge to close 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4

Wurts Street Bridge to close 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4

A historic bridge in downtown Kingston will get a badly needed facelift — and area drivers an unwelcome headache — in the coming months as work begins on the venerable span connecting Kingston and Port Ewen. Work is expected to begin on the Wurts Street Bridge, which runs between Abeel Street in Kingston and Connelly...
Pics of Kingston's record-setting ice cream sundae

Pics of Kingston’s record-setting ice cream sundae

Our photographer Phyllis McCabe was on hand at the Strand on Sunday for the construction and consumption of the record-breaking ice cream sundae, put together to mark Boice Bros. Dairy’s 100th year in business. Here’s some of what she brought back.  
Kingston Catholic kids connect with NASA to explore science

Kingston Catholic kids connect with NASA to explore science

Believe it … or not? Kingston Catholic School opens a window to space every single day.  In fact, Principal Jill Albert communicates regularly with NASA and students are helping to explore the impact of zero gravity on osteoporosis through studying the development stages of butterflies. Believe it … Or not? Believe it. Thanks to the...
Photos: Kingston digs out

Photos: Kingston digs out

We sent Phyllis McCabe out over the past three days to record the massive snow-removal operation begun in the mid-morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 20. After three days of titanic struggle against leviathan snow banks, ice-choked storm drains and myriad other challenges large and small, the combined forces of the city, led by the Department...
Wine, the universe and everything

Wine, the universe and everything

A few months ago, Michael Drapkin and his wife, Theresa, bought the former Madden’s Fine Wines & Spirits on lower Broadway in Kingston’s Rondout and renamed it the Kingston Wine Co. The store, located in a handsome 19th-century storefront, officially opened three weeks ago and has already created a buzz, with local wine buyers raving...

Friday’s City of Kingston snow removal update!

Here’s a roundup of the various pronouncements from City Hall on the efforts to get the white stuff properly wrangled. The snow emergency is no longer in effect; the city thanks residents for their cooperation. Mayor Gallo and Fire Chief Brown jointly request that city residents help dig out buried fire hydrants. Earlier this afternoon,...
Breaking bad spells: Ione’s new anthology collects stories of healing

Breaking bad spells: Ione’s new anthology collects stories of healing

In the early 1970s, Ione — then known as Carole Bovoso — was a freelance writer, Village Voice contributor and poetry editor when she went to Egypt on assignment for a travel story. “When I set foot on the land I felt something so powerful, which I never felt before,” she said. The next year,...