Mayor Steve Noble will introduce a proposed 2019 budget that will freeze the tax levy at 2017 levels and produce a small tax rate decrease for most city homeowners.
New campaign finance data released this week shows Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado has outraised incumbent Republican John Faso by a more than two-to-one margin in the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District. But heavy spending by Delgado on a hard-fought seven-way Democratic primary earlier this year has left the two campaigns on a near-equal fiscal footing as they head into the home stretch.
An ambitious new program seeks to take two groups often seen as at odds with each other — police officers and poor minority youth — and put them on a path to a better life and a more harmonious relationship, using the principles of “positive psychology.”
Legislation authorizing the issuance of the card could come before the council as early as next month.
County Executive Mike Hein outlined his vision of lean government and a commitment to progressive goals when he unveiled his proposed 2019 budget last week.
The money, routed to the city through Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, will allow the new Kingston Land Bank to purchase and renovate 36 parcels taken by the city for back taxes.
Long delayed plans to build the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley in the city’s Rondout neighborhood have suffered another setback after organizers of the project missed a crucial deadline to secure building permits for the site.
Seth Lyons has been convicted of murder for the Nov. 29, 2017 beating death of Anthony Garro beneath the Elmendorf Street bridge in Midtown Kingston. Following a trial before County Court Judge Donald Williams the six-man, six-woman jury on September 27 returned a verdict of guilty of second-degree murder. Lyons faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 3.
“There’s racial overtones, a lot of inaccuracy, promoting fear, and there was distortion,” Radio Woodstock WDST 100.1 owner and President Gary Chetkof said of listeners’ reaction to the attack ad against NY-19 congressional candidate Antonio Delgado. “People felt that it really didn’t fit with this radio station’s ideals and standards.”
If Lyons is found guilty of second-degree murder he faces a sentence of 25 years to life. If jurors find him guilty but that he acted under the influence of extreme emotional disturbance, he will be automatically guilty of first-degree manslaughter which carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum of 25.