Tuesday, June 26: Wooing a party base fired up by the election of Donald Trump and Faso’s perceived vulnerability, the candidates have jostled for the “true progressive” mantle while trying to make the case that they can prevail in a congressional district where success has dangled just out of reach for three election cycles.
On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Steve Noble issued a statement acknowledging the presence of a separated child at a “local federally funded youth residential care program.” According to local immigration activist Emma Kreyche, the only ORR-contracted facility in Kingston is the Children’s Home at 27 Grove St.
HealthAlliance’s mandate to treat everyone who walks through its doors means its emergency room often has to tend to persons not suffering an acute health crisis but, rather, dealing with a complicated mix of homelessness, mental illness and substance abuse, with some patients clocking over 100 visits a year.
Ryan believes his profile as a U.S. Military Academy graduate, combat veteran and Kingston native with deep roots in his hometown is the right mix to present progressive ideas, like single-payer healthcare and an assault weapons ban, to a largely rural district split near-evenly between Republicans, Democrats and non-party-enrolled voters.
NY-19 candidate Dave Clegg says he is “one person removed from just about everyone I meet.” He’s been a Hudson Valley resident for 36 years, and he’s hoping those local connections are enough in a race against better-financed and more polished opponents who have spent little of their adult lives living and working in the district.
A fire at a house in Marlboro led to the seizure of more than 300 pounds of marijuana and put cops on the trail of what they believe is a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in the Hudson Valley.
The Kingston Common Council voted to hold off on a public hearing for a proposal to merge two commissions charged with maintaining the city’s historic character.
The Ryan campaign said it had nothing to do with the polls, which were conducted by outside political action commitees. “We cannot coordinate with them. That’s illegal,” said Ryan campaign manager Tim Wagner.
A Kingston man with a long rap sheet for drug crimes is facing felony charges after he allegedly fired several shots on a downtown street Tuesday morning.
Kingston police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault in Midtown. But city Police Chief Egidio Tinti said today that there is no truth to a racially charged rumor spread on social media that the incident involved the gang rape of a child.