With the second wave of Covid-19 still building steam, upcoming holiday celebrations, which generally involve intergenerational, indoor gatherings lasting several hours or more, are coming under scrutiny. Public health officials are urging Americans to celebrate only with those in their household; in essence, to skip seeing extended family this year so that everyone will be around to see next year.
We’ve compiled a list with all locally sourced products from around the Hudson Valley. Purchase your loved one a wonderful gift, whether it’s a puzzle to provide some needed distraction, special soap and lotion to stay clean or a fun new face mask — all while supporting local businesses this season.
The Ulster County Legislature last week voted 18 to 5 to continue to maintain the property of Ulster County Enterprise West, formerly the Bank of America building at TechCity, for an additional $399,282.
Rupco’s Energy Square project in Kingston received the upstate-project-of-the-year award on November 19 from the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, whose CEO, Jolie Milstein, described the development as “a shining example of a project that should be replicated across New York State.”
On November 17, the Ulster County Legislature approved a tax break for The Kingstonian, a mixed-use $60 million development project in Uptown Kingston.
“I know I wasn’t the only person who thought ‘what is going on here, someone is going to get killed,” said one resident. “It happened last week.”
Kingston Mayor Steve Noble, speaking at this month’s Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce breakfast, said a new program using federal community development block grant money and administered through Rupco will deliver approximately $150,000 to tenants who are having trouble paying their rent due to Coronavirus-related health and employment challenges.
The multi-agency police surge in Kingston that began in early August as a response to an uptick in shootings is now being scaled back, with Chief Egidio Tinti declaring the effort a success.
‘It’s difficult for anyone to find a place to rent unless you have an excellent job, excellent credit and you have megabucks.’
The lawn at Academy Green Park in Kingston filled up with around 80 activists yesterday evening to commence the biweekly