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...
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...
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Pathologist testifies at Nunez's murder trial

Pathologist testifies at Nunez’s murder trial

  The discovery of Thomas Kolman’s body in his car in a gym parking lot was the beginning of an exhaustive effort to find out what killed him. Nine months later, after two exhumations and multiple rounds of toxicology screening, pathologist Dr. Michael Sikirica determined that the 44-year-old Saugerties resident likely died after ingesting coffee...
Matera the GOP pick for surrogate judge

Matera the GOP pick for surrogate judge

Peter Matera won the Republican Party’s unofficial nomination for county surrogate judge by an almost 2-1 margin at convention in Port Ewen Thursday night. In weighted voting cast by 148 of 229 committee members, Matera got 6,390 votes to Esopus town councilman Kyle Barnett’s 3,724. Both candidates are from Esopus. Matera, an assistant public defender,...
West Hurley’s Poetry Barn gives space to verse

West Hurley’s Poetry Barn gives space to verse

The Poetry Barn, a burgeoning literary arts center in West Hurley, aims to connect and inspire Hudson Valley poets through retreats and writing workshops. Founder Lissa Kiernan, a Brooklyn-based poet, founded the private online poetry community The Rooster Moans in 2007. After graduating from her MFA program in 2011 and mourning the loss of her...
Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Opening arguments in Nunez murder trial

Obsession. Manipulation. Deception. According to prosecutor MaryEllen Albanese, those three motives are what drove Kingston dentist Gilberto Nunez to kill his best friend and romantic rival Thomas Kolman Jr. with a lethal dose of a sedative in a Town of Ulster parking lot back in November 2011. But Nunez’s defense counsel, Gerald Shargel, pushed back,...
Washington Avenue open to traffic!

Washington Avenue open to traffic!

Our intrepid photographer – and Kingston’s photographer laureate by appointment of Mayor T.R. Gallo – Phyllis McCabe was at the scene this morning when Washington Avenue, closed for five years due to the sinkhole which will forever live in the city’s collective memory, opened for vehicular traffic.   Here’s Phyllis’ report: At 9:05 a.m., the...
Hugh Reynolds: Courthouse update

Hugh Reynolds: Courthouse update

It may be a month late — warp speed by government standards — but it appears the ducks are lined up to put the new Family Courthouse at the Business Resource Center in the Town of Ulster. The state Office of Court Administration, citing overcrowding and safety and privacy issues, has been pushing the county...
Letters: Sales tax, shooting range, Chris Gibson

Letters: Sales tax, shooting range, Chris Gibson

The people’s money The money generated by sales — sales tax — belongs to the people who generated it. It is not a political football to be kicked around by this assemblyman or that county executive or this mayor. In the highest-taxed state in the union, when an opportunity presents itself to help the taxpayers,...
Uber seeks a Lyft upstate

Uber seeks a Lyft upstate

Legislation currently making its way through the state Assembly and State Senate could clear the way for popular ride-sharing services to begin serving upstate communities. Uber, Lyft and other “transportation networking companies” (TNCs) use location-based mobile apps to connect riders with drivers. Unlike traditional taxi services, TNCs typically provide a technology platform to drivers who...
Promoted, then demoted, KPD cops now suing city

Promoted, then demoted, KPD cops now suing city

Two city cops who were promoted in the final days of Mayor Shayne Gallo’s administration — only to have the promotions undone and given to others by Mayor Steve Noble — are suing the city. In the lawsuit, Officer Robert Farrell and Sergeant Kirk Strand claim that their promotions were squelched based on a political...
School budget wins easy; Jordan on, Coston off the board

School budget wins easy; Jordan on, Coston off the board

The Kingston City School District saw its $161.6 million budget proposal meet with overwhelming success at the polls on Tuesday, with nearly two-thirds of voters giving the spending plan their approval. In unofficial results, the budget proposal passed 1,548-860. A proposition to sell a 0.28-acre easement near Dietz Stadium to the Thomas Allen Corp. was...
Photo: Taste the VW rainbow

Photo: Taste the VW rainbow

Hugh Reynolds: You go, Nyquist

Hugh Reynolds: You go, Nyquist

Up until about a month ago, former New Paltz mayor Tom Nyquist was a familiar, respected elder around his hometown. Thanks to his Kentucky Derby-winning namesake, he’s in the headlines again. Equine Nyquist, named for the Detroit Red Wings hockey player Gustav Nyquist, won the Derby on Saturday, something Tom, the former mayor and county...