Book chronicles Kingston's most illustrious street

Book chronicles Kingston’s most illustrious street

The richest man in the county once lived high on Kingston’s “rich man’s” West Chestnut Street. His wealthy neighbors from time to time included at least half a dozen brick barons. And those bricks, along with millions of others produced...
Midtown gun range on hold after opponents cite 1984 law

Midtown gun range on hold after opponents cite 1984 law

A proposal to build an indoor shooting range and gun store in Midtown Kingston is in limbo after opponents of the plan turned up a 1984 law which forbids, in most cases, the discharge of firearms within city limits. City...
Kingston mayor fine with pace of railroad yard cleanup

Kingston mayor fine with pace of railroad yard cleanup

Mayor Steve Noble said this week that he’s satisfied with progress made by the Catskill Mountain Railroad in cleaning up their Cornell Street rail yard and he has no plans to take further enforcement action at the site. Noble added...
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Kingstonian Devin Gray among three charged with prison-yard slay

Kingstonian Devin Gray among three charged with prison-yard slay

A Kingston man serving 15 years behind bars for his role in a June 2014 shootout at a city housing complex is one of three men accused of a prison yard murder at an upstate correctional facility. Devin Gray, 22, has been in prison since February 2015 when he was sentenced to 15 years following...
Evans & Rowe Go See a Movie: 'Dawn of Justice' or dusk of quality?

Evans & Rowe Go See a Movie: ‘Dawn of Justice’ or dusk of quality?

Leading up to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fellow local nerd and podcaster Kevin Rowe and I (Morgan Y. Evans) have been arguing heatedly over whether or not Affleck would suck or if, as Kevin wrongly asserts, this is Batman’s finest hour. Personally, I liked the Lego Batman preview before this...
A Kingston After Dark Special: Great Misconceptions of Northern Ulster County

A Kingston After Dark Special: Great Misconceptions of Northern Ulster County

For the scant attention some people pay these days to the real artists-colony heritage of Woodstock, you’d think the Weavers, envisioning the gas-guzzling sport utility behemoths of the future, really sang, “If I Had a Hummer.” Our ’60s legacy, even diluted by tourist façades, weekend homes and a general attempt to try and push music...
Hugh Reynolds: Campaign cash

Hugh Reynolds: Campaign cash

I’ve often wondered about the going purchase rate for politicians. There’s an unprovable two-to-one rule of thumb, for instance, on the reporting of campaign donations as it relates to actual campaign donations. The late Kingston mayor T.R. Gallo once shared a story with me over drinks after golf on this particular style of dancing in...
Kingston Greenline’s progress detailed at Kingston Land Trust meeting

Kingston Greenline’s progress detailed at Kingston Land Trust meeting

Got some spare time? The Kingston Greenline needs you! That was the message at the Kingston Land Trust-sponsored Trail Mixer held last Monday night at Immanuel Lutheran Church. More than 25 people, including city alderwomen Deborah Brown (Ward 9) and MaryAnn Mills (Ward 7), attended. Tim Weidemann, co-chair of the KLT’s Greenline committee, presented an...
Stockade FC’s home openers set for May 21-22

Stockade FC’s home openers set for May 21-22

Kingston Stockade FC this week announced its inaugural schedule, a 16-date slate that includes eight home matches at Dietz Stadium. Though the club’s season begins on the road, their home opener is effectively a double-header, with games on May 21 and 22. Stockade FC officially opens for business in the Northeast Region of the National...
Group plans local needle-exchange, disease-testing and rehab programs

Group plans local needle-exchange, disease-testing and rehab programs

A regional social services group says it’ll provide Ulster County addicts with clean needles, training in the use of anti-overdose medication, HIV testing and other services designed to stem the tide of death and disease caused by the raging local heroin epidemic. The program, run by the multi-county Hudson Valley Community Services Inc., will use...
Editorial: A toast to cooperation

Editorial: A toast to cooperation

As of the completion of the March 24 edition of the Kingston Times (last Wednesday evening, March 23, but still true as of March 29, when I got around to posting this online), the parameters of the sales tax deal between the city and the county remained a “known unknown,” as it were. So it’s...
Letter: Bob Carey on Irish Cultural Center

Letter: Bob Carey on Irish Cultural Center

Good will and community I would like to reflect on the plans for our Irish Cultural Center and emphasize the great passion, integrity and care that have gone into developing the ICCHV in Kingston. The plans have been underway since 2011. The concept for the center has been embraced as a complement to the art...
Hugh Reynolds: Workin’ on the railroad

Hugh Reynolds: Workin’ on the railroad

Like a well-ordered train schedule, the Ulster County-advertised request for proposals (RFPs) came right on time for the future operation of portions of the old D&H railroad. The legislature in 1991 signed a 25-year lease with Catskill Mountain Railroad to upgrade and operate the 38 miles of track from Kingston Point to Highmount. The lease...
Roster, schedule soon to firm up for Stockade FC

Roster, schedule soon to firm up for Stockade FC

With the season less than two months away, Kingston Stockade FC is on the verge of finalizing their inaugural roster. The only trouble is, there’s too much talent in the area. “It’s one of those classic great problems to have,” said the team’s CEO Dennis Crowley. “Too many great players to choose from? No coaching...
Sara Niccoli, Montgomery County mom and farmer, seeks to oust Amedore

Sara Niccoli, Montgomery County mom and farmer, seeks to oust Amedore

“Regular people, mothers and [sheep] farmers like me, need to step up.” That’s why Sara Niccoli, Democratic supervisor of the Town of Palatine in Montgomery County, says she’s running for state Senate. Ulster is the largest county in the five-county 46th Senate District, currently represented by first-term Republican George Amedore of Rotterdam. Niccoli was in...