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Senate Garage is Uptown's latest event space

Senate Garage is Uptown’s latest event space

What was once a water-filter factory that just happened to be plunked down next door to the birthplace of democratic government in New York State is now the Senate Garage. The building at the corner of Fair and North Front streets bought a while back by New York City folk Don and Judy Tallerman also...
Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

Kingston After Dark: Homespun heart

As last Sunday’s sun kissed the backs of fisherfolk outside my apartment window and even the wind chill showed a bit more restraint, the reality really set in. We’d truly skipped the snow which thumped down on much of the Northeast over this winter wolf-moon weekend. It’s a time for waking up and letting go....
Uptown's NYE 2015 photo album

Uptown’s NYE 2015 photo album

Staged by our friends at Chronogram, KUBA, outdated cafe, Duo, Keegan’s and TechSmiths and centered around BSP, Boitson’s and the Stockade Tavern, Uptown Kingston’s 2015 New Year’s Eve celebration was a beautiful bacchanal, packed with revelers, interesting things to look at and more enthusiasm than you could shake a dozen sticks at. Here’s a selection...
Soccer made in Kingston: Semi-pro Stockade FC starts play at Dietz next year

Soccer made in Kingston: Semi-pro Stockade FC starts play at Dietz next year

Soccer’s steady rise in popularity here in these United States will take on a decidedly local flavor next year when the Kingston Stockade Football Club begins playing in the Northeast Region of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The expansion Stockade FC, with its name and logo referencing the historic wooden stockade fence protecting the...
To go global, Tonner stays local

To go global, Tonner stays local

A little synergy between two Uptown Kingston businesses has resulted in a brand-new website for one of the most important doll companies in the world. On Monday evening, persons from the Tonner Doll Co. and Evolving Media Network, both companies headquarted on Wall Street, gathered for a formal unveiling of Tonner’s new website, designed by...
Anti-gun violence art goes back up after apparent misunderstanding

Anti-gun violence art goes back up after apparent misunderstanding

UPDATE: According to a source close to the matter, Mayor Shayne Gallo spoke with festival organizers and said the removal was due to a misunderstanding, as he thought the signs were put up by anti-SAFE act people and that he didn’t know the signs were part of an art installation. The mayor, the source said,...
Have you seen Alondra Ruiz?

Have you seen Alondra Ruiz?

    UPDATE: According to the KPD, the girl was found safe and returned home Tuesday evening.   The Kingston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding 13-year-old Alondra Ruiz who, police say, “snuck away from her family” at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5 on North Front Street. She was last seen wearing...
Ward 3 alderman at center of mystery-shrouded ethics proceedings

Ward 3 alderman at center of mystery-shrouded ethics proceedings

A Kingston alderman has been called before the city’s ethics board, but nobody connected with the case will say exactly why. On Tuesday, Sept. 23 the city’s ethics board convened in a conference room at City Hall. Alderman Brad Will (D-Ward 3) arrived, accompanied by an attorney who advised him not to speak with a...
A Family affair: Welby-Moretti suing former employers, saying she was improperly fired

A Family affair: Welby-Moretti suing former employers, saying she was improperly fired

The former longtime director of domestic violence services for Family of Woodstock has filed a lawsuit that claims she was illegally fired after she called attention to her boss’ failure to address security concerns in the wake of an incident at the Washbourne House domestic violence shelter. The allegations are contained in the suit filed...
Kingston After Dark: All good people

Kingston After Dark: All good people

When I first called famed Breeder and indie-rock legend Kelley Deal, she missed the call because she was outside planting tomatoes. Can I tell you how much I love that? It’s rad that someone with Deal’s reputation is cool to do press for a smaller-venue tour with her non-Breeder project R. Ring (with collaborator Mike...
With women: Capital Region Midwifery opens in Kingston

With women: Capital Region Midwifery opens in Kingston

For the first time, expecting moms-to-be can access the services of a midwife, right here in Kingston. “We just love people and we really want to help,” said Liz Pickett, CM, MS, LM. “Midwife literally means ‘with women’ and we truly are with women.” Pickett, of New Paltz last month helped open a local Capital...
Multiple charges in Wall Street attack

Multiple charges in Wall Street attack

According to Kingston police, a 22-year-old man burglarized and assaulted Wall Street resident on Sunday, July 5. Bryant “BJ” Williams, 22, allegedly forced his way into Wall Street residence and assaulted a 38-year-old man. Another resident, a 21-year-old woman, had an order of protection against Williams, police said. After she called to report the assault,...