While the days of an IBM or DuPont opening a plant are gone, Kingston’s factory spaces, affordable prices and proximity to New York City have helped the city to re-invent itself as more and more artists and artisans choose to relocate. For evidence, check out the Dec. 8 showcase of locally produced products, now in its fourth year.
“There is equipment that needs to be changed out, there’s high level equipment that is coming down the pike…our infrastructure is important to keep strong, and we need someone to oversee the whole staff and have a vision.”
The dining room seats up to 40 with guests welcome to eat in the lounge area, as well, which features a gas fireplace, high-top tables and those unique star-shaped lights over the bar. “We’re leaning toward being a steakhouse.”
“These are families where if one thing goes wrong, something as simple as a blown tire, it becomes a crisis for the whole family.”
The letters will go to various governments across the world, and will benefit activists in China, Iran, Cameroon, Turkey, Indonesia, Canada and the United States, including Edward Snowden.
When the lot is full, motorists park along Meads Mountain Rd., creating a dangerous situation. The number of visitors has risen nearly 70 percent in the last three years, according to the trail’s log book.
Plans are underway for a memorial performance by local musicians on Friday, December 16, to honor virtuoso guitarist Johnny Asia, who died on November 19 at his home in Phoenicia. His wife, Solane Verraine, remains in custody at the Ulster County jail, accused by the sheriff’s department of poisoning her husband with alcohol and prescription drugs.
While the steel superstructure and stone-and-concrete pilings of the 413-foot bridge itself remain structurally sound, the old wooden ties underlying the bridge approach on its west side are badly rotted, some of them split for their entire length.
An upcoming run of performances of a classic Agatha Christie play at Kingston High School has stoked controversy, both for the story’s origins and for a billboard on the school’s Broadway campus which depicted a noose, long a symbol of racism.
Local businesspeople reflect on changes they’ve seen. “It’s extraordinary when you think back to what it was just a few years ago.”