Town of Ulster
Letters: Irish center concerns; a ghost mall is born?

Letters: Irish center concerns; a ghost mall is born?

No vetting for cultural center? I’m a neighbor of the proposed Irish Cultural Center (ICC) on Abeel Street in the Rondout. I’ve been voicing my concerns about the size and location of the project for some time, and I will clarify what those concerns are, but first I want to say that I am actually...
Carle Terrace chicken controversy might bring back husbandry law

Carle Terrace chicken controversy might bring back husbandry law

The Ulster Town Board will revisit a proposed animal husbandry law after a dispute among neighbors on Carle Terrace was erroneously reported as having been settled. David Lomasney initially brought the issue to a town board meeting in May, saying his then-two-year old son was recovering from surgery to remove a growth from his neck...
Pathologist testifies at Nunez's murder trial

Pathologist testifies at Nunez’s murder trial

  The discovery of Thomas Kolman’s body in his car in a gym parking lot was the beginning of an exhaustive effort to find out what killed him. Nine months later, after two exhumations and multiple rounds of toxicology screening, pathologist Dr. Michael Sikirica determined that the 44-year-old Saugerties resident likely died after ingesting coffee...
Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Obsession. Manipulation. Deception. According to prosecutor MaryEllen Albanese, those three motives are what drove Kingston dentist Gilberto Nunez to kill his best friend and romantic rival Thomas Kolman Jr. with a lethal dose of a sedative in a Town of Ulster parking lot back in November 2011. But Nunez’s defense counsel, Gerald Shargel, pushed back,...
State troopers: Man used cell to video female co-workers using bathroom

State troopers: Man used cell to video female co-workers using bathroom

According to state police, a 31-year-old Kingston man used a cell phone to take videos of his female co-workers using the workplace bathrooms at a Town of Ulster business. Raul DeJesus Alarcon Martinez, said state police, was charged with second-degree unlawful surveillance, a Class E felony. The restroom where the videos were shot was not...
KPD officer charged with DWI

KPD officer charged with DWI

An officer with the Kingston Police Department is facing a charge of driving while intoxicated, state police say, after he flipped his car on Lucas Avenue in the Town of Ulster on Sunday. According to state troopers, 36-year-old Nicholas P. Kozack of Stone Ridge was going south on Lucas when he failed to make a left...
Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two charged after toddler found in middle of road

Two men are facing child endangerment charges after, Ulster County sheriff’s deputies said, a toddler in their care ended up in the middle of Lucas Avenue and almost got hit by traffic. According to deputies, on Saturday, Jan. 16 at about 4:50 p.m., they responded to several 911 calls reporting a small child in the...
Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

Fundraiser for Chief Cruise

The Ulster Police PBA is putting on a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW post at 708 East Chester St. to raise money for retired chief Anthony Cruise, who’s recovering from cancer. All proceeds will go to the Cruise family to help with expenses. It’s $10 a plate or...
Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Huge pot seizure on Col. Chandler Drive

Ulster County sheriff’s deputies seized 27 pounds of marijuana from a Freehold man following a traffic stop on Col. Chandler Drive, according to the countywide URGENT task force. According to URGENT, the task force has since April 2015 been probing a pot trafficking operation based around Kingston and the towns of Esopus and Ulster. Last...
Police: Kingston teen hit by train

Police: Kingston teen hit by train

A 19-year-old Kingston man was struck by a CSX freight train Friday evening while walking on the tracks, Town of Ulster police said, adding that they believe he was using earbuds at the time of the accident. According to police, the incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. The man had just gotten off...
Town gives up rights to repurchase RRA land, so solar plan may proceed

Town gives up rights to repurchase RRA land, so solar plan may proceed

Last month, the Town of Ulster formally relinquished its rights to repurchase its former landfill on Frank Sottile Boulevard from the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA), a move which allows the agency and county to proceed with a planned solar energy array. According to Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency (UCRRA) officials, the proposed 8,300-panel...
Hugh Reynolds: Drug wars

Hugh Reynolds: Drug wars

It should come as no surprise to those reading the police beat, or more sadly, obituaries, that we have a serious problem with heroin addiction in our communities. A year ago, Ulster County Legislature Chairman John Parete appointed a citizen coalition to look into the problems and causes, and offer recommendations. The commission, headed by...