Posts tagged "Tim Matthews"
Matthews back in court, accused of not paying back stolen money

Matthews back in court, accused of not paying back stolen money

Disgraced former Kingston cop Tim Matthews was back in town briefly on Wednesday to answer charges that he has failed to pay back more than $200,000 in police funds stolen from city and county taxpayers in a scandal that rocked local law enforcement. On Jan. 30, a slimmed-down Matthews, wearing prison greens, shackled hand and...

Letter: Waste of money

I am appalled that Tim Matthews is getting a $60,000 pension that is protected by law. I am surprised that there is not an uprising to this fiasco. He is a fairly young person and we taxpayers are going to be paying him this pension for the rest of his life. Think about the dollars wasted going to...
Hugh Reynolds: Bombs away!

Hugh Reynolds: Bombs away!

Reprising the role of public advocate he played so well with the old 33-member legislature, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein painted its 23-member successor with the same sticky brush last week. Hein didn’t use the word “dysfunctional,” since he’s looking for favors from the original dysfunctional legislature inAlbany. Rather, he went with the legislature “dragging...
Reynolds: Golden Hill showdown

Reynolds: Golden Hill showdown

The Ulster County Legislature must be getting close to a decision on staffing the local development corporation (LDC) board that will attempt to sell the nursing home on Golden Hill. How do we know? They’re beginning to bicker. Scrappy Dave Donaldson threw down the gauntlet when he accused majority Republicans of attempting to stifle Democratic...
Jerry Keller looks back at 40 years of fighting crime in Kingston

Jerry Keller looks back at 40 years of fighting crime in Kingston

Sometime this fall, in all likelihood, shots will ring out on a Kingston street, detectives will get a break on a big case or tumult will erupt outside a nightspot. Kingston Police Chief Gerald Keller will be in a tree stand stalking deer, secure in the knowledge that, for the first time in more than...
Dem DA hopeful hits incumbent on money, Matthews matters

Dem DA hopeful hits incumbent on money, Matthews matters

District Attorney Holley Carnright is dismissing accusations of financial mismanagement by political rival Jonathan Sennett as a ploy concocted by a “desperate candidate” and fellow Democrat County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach in last-minute bid to win votes. “He can’t talk about the issues, he can’t talk about his qualifications, so he’s inventing something that isn’t there,”...

On petitions, unrest and audits

Not a lot of space, so let’s get to it. Ward 9 ballot bouncing: Politics is about power, sure, and the practice of knocking your foes off their lines by questioning an undotted i or a non-crossed t is a time-honored practice in this state. (Allan Wikman can speak to this.) New York’s election laws...
Ex-city cop charged with course reimbursement scam

Ex-city cop charged with course reimbursement scam

A former Kingston Police detective has been charged with ripping off taxpayers by filing for and accepting reimbursement from the department for college courses which he did not complete. Maurice Vandemark walked into Ulster County Court on Thursday, Aug. 18 to hear charges contained in a sealed indictment handed up by an Ulster County grand...