Tappan Zee bridge build puts sturgeon under stress

Tappan Zee bridge build puts sturgeon under stress

Each spring, Atlantic sturgeon, a species dating back more than 120 million years to the era of the dinosaurs, swim up the Hudson River to spawn. These ocean-dwelling behemoths, which measure six feet or more at maturity, vacuum up mollusks,...
Millions for Wurts Street Bridge, Kingston Rail Trail

Millions for Wurts Street Bridge, Kingston Rail Trail

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28 announced a pair of state initiatives for Kingston – $37 million for “a complete rehabilitation” of the Wurts Street Bridge – or, if it’s deemed necessary, a complete replacement – and...
The 10-year project: First season just the start for Stockade FC

The 10-year project: First season just the start for Stockade FC

Kingston Stockade FC’s inaugural season ended less than two weeks ago, but the club’s chairman, Dennis Crowley, is already thinking about next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, and beyond. Crowley, who co-founded and is...
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Faso, Teachout win primaries; will face off in fall for 19th Congressional District seat

Faso, Teachout win primaries; will face off in fall for 19th Congressional District seat

Racking up an almost an 5-1 margin over her underfunded and obscure primary opponent, Democrat Zephyr Teachout of Dutchess County will face former assembly Republican leader John Faso of Columbia County in the November elections for congress in the 19th Congressional District. Teachout, who took returns at the Senate Garage in Kingston on Tuesday, ran...
Cruising the Blue Danube: The Kovacs vacation in central Europe

Cruising the Blue Danube: The Kovacs vacation in central Europe

By Joe and Jeanne Kovacs Groggy from the sleepless night and the jet lag, we were excited as we headed from the airport towards our ship docked along the shore in central Budapest. At last, my wife meets the city of my birth! Will she like it? Can she possibly see it through my eyes? ...
Hugh Reynolds: Primary finish

Hugh Reynolds: Primary finish

If an early June Time Warner News/Siena College poll on the 19th Congressional District primaries holds true, Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso will face each other for all the marbles in the general election Nov. 8. That poll showed Teachout 30 points over Will Yandik and Faso leading Andrew Heaney by 22. Funny...
Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

Many failed to hand in ethics law-required disclosure forms

A review of financial disclosure forms required of senior city officials and members of volunteer boards and commissions found that barely two thirds of them were filed by the May 1 deadline. Among the holdouts are six of 10 members of the Common Council, three department heads — and every member of the recently dissolved...
Needle-swap program plan on hold

Needle-swap program plan on hold

Efforts to offer needle exchange and other “harm reduction” services to addicts in Ulster County are stalled, organizers say, because they can’t find anybody willing to take on the demanding job of on-the-ground outreach to the area’s population of intravenous drug users. Hudson Valley Community Services is a non-profit group dedicated to battling chronic health...
After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

After long and distinguished service to the school district, Glen Maisch has retired

Glen Maisch, the Kingston school district’s director of physical education, health and athletics, has wound up his 37-year teaching career. He is looking forward to the next phase of his life. “I’m giving up the best job I’ve ever had to do what I’ve always wanted, to have a part in my grandchildren’s lives,” he...
Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

Letters: Sales tax pact, trail vs. rail

A bad deal The new sales tax agreement that was approved by the City of Kingston’s Common Council and Ulster County Legislature is a document which seems fair and equitable at first blush. However, after you peel away the layers, beyond 2017, the City will forfeit a portion of sales tax receipts. Kingston stands to...
Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Hugh Reynolds: Inside the numbers

Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout was understandably “overwhelmed” when asked about a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll released last Tuesday that showed her 30 points ahead of her primary opponent, Will Yandik. Taken about a month before the June 28 primary, the poll seemed to give Teachout an insurmountable lead against the underfunded and...
Nunez walks … but for how long?

Nunez walks … but for how long?

A Kingston dentist accused in the 2011 poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But Dr. Gilberto Nunez still faces the prospect of years behind bars — the nine-man, three-woman jury also convicted him of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme...
Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

Deputies: Man left infant alone in car

A New Paltz man is facing a child endangerment charge after, Ulster County sheriff deputies said, he left his infant alone in a car while he went to the DMV in Uptown Kingston. According to deputies, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15, Seth Peress-Teeter, 35, had left the child by his or herself in a vehicle in...
Nunez not guilty of murder

Nunez not guilty of murder

Kingston dentist Dr. Gilberto Nunez, accused in the poisoning death of his friend and romantic rival, Tom Kolman, was acquitted of murder charges in Ulster County Court on Tuesday. But a jury found Nunez guilty of two felonies in connection with a bizarre scheme to break up Tom and Linda Kolman. The nine-man, three-woman jury...
Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Kingston After Dark: Moonage Daydream

Editor’s note: due to the imminence of this Thursday’s show at The Anchor, we’re departing from our usual procedure and running Morgan’s piece online before it gets into the print edition.  Those disheartened by the current news and wanting some freakout fun need to run — not walk — to The Anchor this Thursday, June...