Town of Ulster
Town defies county agency, looks into hauling its own trash

Town defies county agency, looks into hauling its own trash

The Ulster Town Board has officially declined to sign a new contract with the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, opting instead to look into whether hauling waste from the town transfer station to the agency’s facility might make more fiscal sense. According to Town Supervisor James Quigley III, geography is one of the determining factors...
Quigley: I'm running again

Quigley: I’m running again

Ulster Town Supervisor James E. Quigley III is hoping his on-again, off-again relationship with town government will remain on for another term. After deciding earlier this year to not seek election to a third consecutive term – including suddenly submitting then retracting his resignation letter in late April – Quigley switched gears on Friday, July...
Town of Ulster police seek man who approached kids

Town of Ulster police seek man who approached kids

A man who Town of Ulster police say drove up on a couple of kids on Linderman Avenue Extension Wednesday evening and – in a fake Russian-type accent – asked the kids if they wanted to see some puppies he had in his SUV is a man town police want to find. According to the...
All systems go for water referendum

All systems go for water referendum

Mayor Shayne Gallo said last week that he will, as he promised, sign legislation to authorize a referendum which, if approved, would give elected officials a say on the sale of city water to outside parties. But at least one member of the appointed board which oversees the city’s water supply has expressed concern that...
Action sequence: Locals seek support for movie

Action sequence: Locals seek support for movie

The Kingston-Ulster Airport last month was the backdrop for the shooting of a scene for a trailer for the upcoming indie feature “They All Drank the Water.” Written by Marlboro resident and chainsaw sculptor Bruce Bayard and directed by ex-Saugertesian Stephen W. Tenner, the film is in need of some community support before it can...
Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

Anti-hooker operation tallies five arrests

A Friday, May 29 undercover sting with cops posing as johns and using websites such as the infamous hooker-hookup site backpage.com resulted in four prostitution arrests – all of out-of-towners – and a man getting busted for pot, the Kingston Police Department and the Town of Ulster Police Department said. According to police, the KPD’s Special...
Ulster cops rescue dog from parked car, charge owner

Ulster cops rescue dog from parked car, charge owner

A dog trapped in an unventilated car at the Hudson Valley Mall on Sunday, May 17, was rescued by Ulster town police after a tip from an alert passer-by. The owner, 24-year-old Joshua Rivera of Palenville, was arrested and charged with confinement of a companion animal in a vehicle during extreme temperatures, a violation under New York...
Massage parlor sting nets six

Massage parlor sting nets six

Six people are facing charges after a multi-agency bust of several massage parlors in the towns of Ulster and Esopus. According to a press release from the Town of Ulster Police, on Tuesday, May 6, the UPD, state troopers and the URGENT task force conducted an undercover operation looking for prostitution in spas in the...
Criminal surveillance, or innocent droning?

Criminal surveillance, or innocent droning?

“Front Row” Dave Beesmer says he was just looking for a potential client for his fledgling drone video business back in July when he recorded aerial footage of a new medical office building in the Town of Ulster. But police saw things differently. Now, the 49-year-old videographer — previously best known as a fixture at...
Quigley quits as Ulster town supervisor, then unquits

Quigley quits as Ulster town supervisor, then unquits

Don’t be surprised if Ulster Town Hall denizens are humming Elvis’s Flip, Flop and Fly this week after Town Supervisor Jim Quigley once again reversed himself on a decision to leave office. Wednesday afternoon, Quigley informed media he was resigning from office, effective at 11:59 p.m. that night. A few hours later after meeting with...
Change in clerks: Cosenza officially out, McDonough moves up

Change in clerks: Cosenza officially out, McDonough moves up

Though the move was made public two months ago, Ulster Town Clerk Jason Cosenza officially stepped down March 9. He’d been in the position since 1998, and has reportedly taken a new job with the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. In his role as town clerk, Cosenza served under three different supervisors — Fred Wadnola, Nick...
Town of Ulster declares its own water emergency

Town of Ulster declares its own water emergency

As a result of the ongoing issue with the City of Kingston’s water supply, which the Town of Ulster has been attempting to ameliorate by pumping water into the city system (it usually takes water from it) a state of emergency was declared Friday afternoon by Town Supervisor James Quigley III. Residents of the following...