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Ward 7 preview: Dankelmann, Mills stress quality-of-life issues

Common Council Majority Leader Bill Reynolds is stepping down after representing the residential east side neighborhoods of the Seventh Ward for nearly two decades. The race to replace him features a onetime Kingston sanitation man turned solid waste entrepreneur and a member of a family with roots in city politics. Despite Democrat Reynolds’ long tenure...

Ward 4 preview: Incumbent Whitlock faces challengers who say she hasn’t done enough

In Kingston’s Fourth Ward, incumbent Alderwoman Shirley Whitlock faces two opponents, Republican Frasier Sprague and write-in candidate Matthew Ryan, in her bid for a third term representing the heart of Midtown Kingston. The Fourth occupies a compact area of Kingston divided by Broadway. It is the most densely populated area of the city and home...

Ward 6, 8 preview: Longtime fixture, relative newcomer have seats locked up for Dems

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Sept. 18, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. While Common Council candidates in seven Kingston wards will be pounding the pavement seeking votes this fall, a newcomer in Ward 6 and a veteran in Ward 8 — both Democrats — will enjoy a free ride to City...

Ward 3 preview: Half a century separates candidates Landi, Horowitz

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Sept. 15, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. In Ward 3, the young scion of an old Kingston family is taking on a veteran alderman who has spent the past few years sounding the alarm about the state of the city’s finances — even raising the specter...
Could über-toxic fracking wastewater end up in Kingston? Possibly.

Could über-toxic fracking wastewater end up in Kingston? Possibly.

Kingston is located just beyond the eastern edge of the underlying Marcellus Shale. This gift of geography would seem to exempt Kingstonians from the environmental woes associated with high-volume natural gas hydraulic fracturing, which may begin in the gas-rich shale formation next year with the lifting of the state’s temporary moratorium. Yet the city potentially...

Ward 2 preview: Republican newbie Seth Allen takes on council stalwart Tom Hoffay

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Aug. 25, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. Since being appointed to the Common Council’s Second Ward seat to fill an unexpired term in 2008, Democrat Tom Hoffay has been one of the council’s most active members. He’s pushed for citywide initiatives like the Green Jobs Pledge...

Ward 1 preview: Teetsel, Dunn offer voters a cerebral choice

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the Aug. 18, 2011 edition of the Kingston Times. On the surface, the campaign for the Common Council’s First Ward seat looks like a classic contest between “old” and “new” Kingston. Republican and Conservative party candidate Al Teetsel, 69, is a lifelong ward resident, stalwart supporter of the...

Letters to the editor, Oct. 20, 2011

A friendly reminder The edition of Oct. 27 — next week’s — will be the last edition in which letters criticizing a candidate for office in the Nov. 8 general election are printed, so as to allow for a response from a candidate or the candidate’s supporters. Letters endorsing a candidate which contain no criticism...