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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,...
KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

KPD: Decorated force veteran one who shot Jeffries

Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, the Kingston Police Department identified the officer who shot 18-year-old Alex Jeffries as Officer Steven Fellows, a decorated 22-year policeman and 14-year KPD veteran. Its release also stated that Fellows has been reassigned to “an administrative assignment” until the state police and Ulster County District Attorney’s Office finish...
Troopers ID man shot by KPD

Troopers ID man shot by KPD

The state police have identified the man shot by a Kingston Police officer late Wednesday night as 18-year-old Alex Jeffries of Kingston. According to troopers, who are running the investigation into the shooting at the request of the Kingston Police Department, KPD officers responding to a burglar alarm at the Chase bank at the Kingston...
KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

KPD officer shoots man at Kingston Plaza

A Kingston Police Department officer shot a man after the man pointed “what appeared to be a handgun” at officers responding to a burglary report at the Chase Bank in the Kingston Plaza late Thursday night, according to a release posted on the department’s Facebook page. The release stated that at about 11:50 p.m. on...
FEMA to the rescue?

FEMA to the rescue?

A change in Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines could help Kingston offset the costs of repairing the Washington Avenue sinkhole. The change comes after U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer visited Kingston last month to call for FEMA aid to address the sinkhole. The city has already spent about $3 million on the 4-year-old sinkhole. Crews are...
Jail inmate phoned in Hannaford bomb threat and mailed in another market threat, police allege

Jail inmate phoned in Hannaford bomb threat and mailed in another market threat, police allege

An inmate at the Ulster County Jail is facing a felony charge after, Kingston Police said, he phoned in a bomb threat Wednesday which led to the temporary evacuation of the Kingston Plaza Hannaford. According to the KPD, Kristopher J. Surdis, 42, phoned in the bomb threat (from jail) at about 4:13 p.m. Wednesday, May...
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...