Uptown
Paul O’Neill explains why jury duty is not a pain, but an opportunity

Paul O’Neill explains why jury duty is not a pain, but an opportunity

Right around lunchtime in Uptown, you’re likely to bump into Commissioner of Jurors Paul T. O’Neill.  You’re always in for a rosy exchange of pleasant schmooze, clever wit and perhaps some smart snark if you’re so inclined. O’Neill is seamlessly cordial and polished, always quick to hold the door. He is a constant in the...
Probe underway in bar fight allegedly involving KPD officer

Probe underway in bar fight allegedly involving KPD officer

Kingston police and Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright confirmed this week that they’re investigating allegations that an off-duty city cop assaulted a man in an Uptown bar. Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti confirmed an incident took place involving an off-duty KPD officer at the Uptown establishment, but would not confirm the officer’s name or...
Zoë, the muse

Zoë, the muse

Zoë West isn’t like most models. For one thing, she’s about half a foot shorter than what most people consider the minimum height for a fashion magazine manqué. And she takes her coffee with half and half. But neither has stopped the West Saugerties native from carving out a niche, not to mention a career,...
PIC: Fire on Lucas Avenue

PIC: Fire on Lucas Avenue

Washington Ave. sinkhole could be filled by Thanksgiving

Washington Ave. sinkhole could be filled by Thanksgiving

The Kingston Common Council’s Finance and Audit Committee has signed off on a $3.3 million effort to fix the Washington Avenue sinkhole once and for all. The 4-1 vote came after a public meeting Monday night in the Council Chambers where representatives from GEA Engineering and Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers outlined the proposal for an...
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...

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 The snow emergency is no longer in effect; the city thanks residents for their cooperation.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,...
Willy’s world

Willy’s world

“Uncle Willy” Guldy has been everyone’s favorite wacky, star-spangled uncle since the ’70s. That’s when he threw himself his annual birthday party and invited every kid in Rosendale to come feast on his birthday cake and ice cream, no forks or spoons allowed. During the festivities, a young partygoer turned to him and said, “You’re...
Uptown New Year's Eve photos

Uptown New Year’s Eve photos

We’ll be doing a big spread of these in our print edition next week, but to tide you all over, here’s some of the shots Phyllis McCabe took at the super-smash-hit New Year’s Eve party in Uptown Kingston. – Dan Barton, editor
Queens Galley starts shutting down Uptown kitchen

Queens Galley starts shutting down Uptown kitchen

The Queens Galley is winding down operations at their popular soup kitchen and food bank on Washington Avenue. According to Executive Director Diane Reeder, the seven-year-old program, housed in the dining area and kitchen of the Washington Manor boarding house, was forced to move under the threat of eviction from a new landlord. Reeder said...

Editorial: The one where the editor tries hot yoga

If you stop wanting to try new things in life, you’re really just marking time until the end. It was in this spirit that I, just turned 46 and wanting to get healthier and look better for my wedding next spring, agreed to try yoga. Not just any yoga, but this hot yoga you all...
Fleisher’s steely knives break it all down for the holidays

Fleisher’s steely knives break it all down for the holidays

To the visiting Wall Street stroller, the sight of a clean and gutted pig sawed right in half down the middle hanging on hooks on a rolling rack might be startling, bewildering or nauseating. To those around Uptown on a day-in, day-out basis, it’s business as usual. Every week, six tons of neatly trimmed animal...