A one-term alderwoman will seek to replace outgoing Alderman-at-Large James Noble, and become the first woman in Kingston’s history to occupy the number-two post in city government.
Ulster County Democrats will convene in Kingston next week to endorse a candidate for county executive and dozens of other local offices. The convention is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Best Western on Washington Avenue.
Ulster County pols say the vote, which would happen just months before the general election, would be costly and confusing to voters.
Noble’s decision marks the end of a political career that’s spanned 22 years and four mayors, and witnessed Kingston’s slow and painful emergence from post-industrial economic blight at the end of the 20th century into a new more hopeful 21st.
District Attorney Holley Carnright announced today that he would not seek a fourth four-year term in office. Instead, the long-serving DA has endorsed his chief assistant, Michael J. Kavanagh to succeed him.
A mainstay of Uptown Kingston’s business district is moving as part of an ambitious plan to adapt bricks and mortar retail to the age of e-commerce. On April 1, Catskill Art and Office Supply hopes to complete its transition from its home of 33 years at 328 Wall St. to Kingston Plaza, where it will take over a space now occupied by arts and crafts retailer Benjamin Franklin.
The full legalization of recreational marijuana seems inevitable. Local law enforcement say the change won’t be without costs, citing in particular an expected increase in driving under the influence incidents.
Six months after he lost the bruising Democratic congressional primary to Antonio Delgado, the Woodstock attorney announced his candidacy for Ulster County district attorney. In a speech on the county courthouse steps, Clegg outlined a bold vision for a criminal justice system built around concepts of “restorative justice” that works to unwind a previous generation’s focus on punishment and prison.
A father and son accused of murder and robbery in an alleged drug rip-off pleaded not guilty in Ulster County Court last week.
Mayor Steve Noble is saying it may be time for the city to start its own industrial development agency to provide incentives for businesses to start in or move to Kingston. Noble’s remarks come as relations between Ulster County’s IDA and the administration of County Executive Mike Hein have frayed in a dispute over a contract and concerns over leadership at the quasi-governmental agency.