The plan, for now, is to find another location close to the Ulster Ave. store. That shouldn’t be too hard: There are plenty of vacant commercial spaces for lease.
Lifelong Saugerties residents Gabriele Maestri, Mike Craft and Gretchen Gehring opened The Avenue Steakhouse in December 2019, and have been serving up gourmet dishes with a carefully curated menu ever since.
The Ulster County Legislature unanimously approved a 10-year local solid waste management plan, which calls for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency to review waste diversion strategies and alternative ways to approach the goal of zero waste in Ulster County. The plan includes looking at the creation of a new local landfill.
Black-Eyed Suzie’s Upstate is an indoor/outdoor spot that offers unique bites inspired by global fare executed with local ingredients.
A public hearing on a report from Kingston’s police reform task force focused almost entirely on a recommendation to possibly remove school resource officers, or SROs, from Kingston’s schools, due to concerns about “racism, brutality and misallocation of community resources.” The recommendation suggests removal as a last resort if other reform measures could not be implemented.
Four local apartment complexes, several of which were sources of frequent complaints over management, have reportedly been sold for over $80 million. Several local officials expressed optimism that the new owners would address tenants’ concerns, but one Kingston resident pointed to language in a marketing presentation stating rent hikes are on the way.
More than 20 speakers at the February 2 meeting of the Common Council spoke out against the possible transfer of the Fair Street Extension to the developers of the Kingstonian Project, a mixed-use development that would straddle that stretch of the street between Schwenk Drive and North Front Street.
The Kingston Common Council voted (8-1) on a law requiring 10 percent of any new development of five or more units be designated affordable housing.
A utility box depicting Black Lives Matter imagery created by Kingston’s YMCA Farm Project was defaced on Sunday, January 31. It was the fourth time the box has been vandalized since it was installed last summer and the second time so far this year.
With local schools pivoting between totally remote and hybrid learning for nearly a year now, many local students have found themselves without a place to go all day to do their schoolwork. Kingston’s Center for Creative Education (CCE) has assisted local students in a number of ways across the area since the beginning of the pandemic.