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Editorial: Of sinkholes and social media abuse

Editorial: Of sinkholes and social media abuse

We’ve got something good and something bad to discuss in the city, both taking place within six hours of each other last Tuesday. First, the good: U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer deserves a round of applause for showing up to the Washington Avenue sinkhole, along with Mayor Gallo and County Exec Hein, on a cold, nasty...
Pike Plan panel seeks to get alderman to abstain from canopy votes

Pike Plan panel seeks to get alderman to abstain from canopy votes

The commission which oversees the Pike Plan canopy in Uptown Kingston has issued a formal ethics complaint against Alderman Brad Will (D-Ward 3), claiming that his votes regarding the controversial canopy constitute a conflict of interest. But, despite claims by Pike Plan officials that they filed the complaint and by Mayor Shayne Gallo that an...
Kingston After Dark: The art of peace

Kingston After Dark: The art of peace

Since my dad died in January I’ve been finding calm in reading his pocket copy of The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba. One entry that sticks out: “The art of peace is not easy. It is a fight to the finish, the slaying of evil desires and all falsehood within. On occasion the Voice...
Danielle and 'Jacques': a magazine reborn looks to take over

Danielle and ‘Jacques': a magazine reborn looks to take over

It’s the tail end of the lunch rush at Uptown Kingston’s Outdated Café. Danielle Leder is digging into an omelet and plotting domination of the softcore pornography industry. “I want to become the standard,” says the 29-year-old fashion model turned magazine publisher. “I want to take down Playboy.” It’s a bold statement from a woman...
At Ellipse, Michelle Elise transforms old stuff into new greatness

At Ellipse, Michelle Elise transforms old stuff into new greatness

To everything there is a season. But what happens after its season is over, and it gets flung into the $1 sale bin? Then sold at a garage sale for 15 cents? Then tossed into the to-be-donated box and shoved into the attic corner? More and more designers have been taking pleasure by imagining a...
When it comes to snow emergencies and parking, confusion is king in Kingston

When it comes to snow emergencies and parking, confusion is king in Kingston

It’s 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in Kingston’s bustling Uptown business district and the question on everyone’s mind is, “Where can I park again?” The snow emergency issued in response to a Monday storm ended 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. Flyers posted on car windows, posts on the city’s website and alerts sent out via an...
Photos from Uptown's New Year's Eve!

Photos from Uptown’s New Year’s Eve!

Our photographer Phyllis McCabe was out with the hundreds celebrating 2014’s end and 2015’s beginning at the visually stunning and highly festive party in Uptown K-town – here’s some of the pics she got. (Click to see the full image, please. Thanks!)
Holiday hackjob: Total Grinch saws Uptown family’s special spruce in half

Holiday hackjob: Total Grinch saws Uptown family’s special spruce in half

An Uptown homeowner believes someone with a deeply flawed understanding of the term “holiday spirit” is behind the mutilation and theft of her family’s beloved baby blue spruce. Molly Wilson noticed the vandalism on Saturday when she went into the front yard of the family’s Washington Avenue home around noon and saw, to her horror,...
Take a spin around Stockade's groove-oriented shops

Take a spin around Stockade’s groove-oriented shops

It’s an unseasonably warm fall Friday in Uptown Kingston and Doug Wygal is about to eat Rick Lange’s lunch. And older gentleman and his wife parked across the street from Wygal’s Rocket Number Nine Records. They’re looking for Lange’s Rhino Records, a block further down North Front Street. But they spotted Wygal’s sign first. Now...
City police seek meter thieves

City police seek meter thieves

Kingston cops are looking for the person or people who ripped out, broke open and discarded at least a dozen parking meters in Uptown Kingston. The thefts occurred sometime overnight on Tuesday, Dec. 2 on Fair, John and other streets in the Stockade District. Kingston Police Department Lt. Thierry Croizer said the next day that...
From Nieuw Nederland to New York

From Nieuw Nederland to New York

Slaves in the early Dutch colonial era (circa 1625-1664) were treated rather better than those under English captivity, according to Ulster County historian Anne Gordon. Though quite restricted, they were allowed to marry, congregate, attend religious services with whites, and in some cases were able to buy their freedom and own property. There were instances...
Cioni sale: Bids close, post-purchase rental terms not so

Cioni sale: Bids close, post-purchase rental terms not so

As details about the pair of bids received by the Kingston City School District for its Crown Street headquarters come into greater focus, it appears they may not have been as close as the dollar amount indicated. The Cioni Building presently houses KCSD’s administration, tax office and a board room where the Board of Education...