Posts tagged "Mayor James Sottile"
Outgoing mayor looks back, unfiltered, on his decade as boss

Outgoing mayor looks back, unfiltered, on his decade as boss

For almost 10 years — the second-longest mayoral tenure in city history — Democrat Jim Sottile has been the chief executive. Is the city better or worse for his service? The answers from the outgoing mayor are, yes, yes and maybe. Interviewed last week, 24 days prior to his leaving office, Sottile, 54, talked about...

Editorial: What makes you madder?

In the space of four days and two press conferences, the race for Ulster County district attorney revealed itself, if you look at it in the same light as I. On Thursday, challenger Jon Sennett held a presser at his John Street HQ, in which he blasted incumbent Holley Carnright for not being as open...
Mayor’s 2012 budget taps fund balance to keep levy level

Mayor’s 2012 budget taps fund balance to keep levy level

Mayor James Sottile’s proposed 2012 budget contains no layoffs and achieves a tax levy increase of less than 1 percent, but only by tapping $1.2 million from the city’s fund balance. The proposed budget, which must be approved by the Common Council totals $36.5 million, up 2.2 percent from 2011. But the amount to be...
Queen’s Galley plots move … but to where?

Queen’s Galley plots move … but to where?

Kingston has been jammed with commentary, confusion and chaos ever since a local daily newspaper erroneously announced in its headline that Queen’s Galley soup kitchen offered a plan for the redevelopment of the King’s Inn site. The paper went on to report that architects were drawing up plans for a new Queen’s Galley at the...
Reynolds: The rise of 'Meteor Mike'

Reynolds: The rise of ‘Meteor Mike’

This just in. A $1,000-a-plate fundraising dinner in Manhattan for County Executive Mike Hein sponsored by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer was cancelled at the last minute on Monday. Hein said Schumer was working in Washington on FEMA aid for the area. Hein already has access to the media, most of which repeat his messages verbatim,...
Deal between mayor, King's Inn contractor seems to have broken purchasing policy

Deal between mayor, King’s Inn contractor seems to have broken purchasing policy

The handshake deal between Mayor James Sottile and a contractor accused of stealing copper pipes during a demolition job at the old King’s Inn may have violated a city policy intended to prevent favoritism and corruption. The contractor, Joseph McGowan, was charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property for the theft which, police...