The party faithful say last week’s election drubbing had nothing to do with it.
Ulster County sheriff Paul VanBlarcum stirred controversy this weekend with a post on the sheriff’s department’s official Facebook page calling for a boycott of the NFL over the Veterans’ Day weekend in to protest some players kneeling during pre-game performances of the national anthem.
A local activist group plans to file a formal complaint against Kingston police officers who, they charge, used a Taser on a man 21 times during a 2015 scuffle on Broadway that was caught on a police dashboard camera and the man’s cell phone.
The blowout by Democrats in the ward races was offset by a single Republican victory in the County Legislature’s District 7, where Democrat-turned-Republican Brian Woltman defeated freshman Democratic lawmaker Jennifer Schwartz Berky.
The race in county legislature District 6, which covers the city’s third, fifth and ninth wards, features a contest between Dave Donaldson on the Democratic and Working Families party lines and Jean Jacobs running on the Republican and Independence Party Lines.
The race for Ulster County Legislature’s seventh district was roiled last week by the release of a dashcam video of a May 24 incident involving Berky and Town of Ulster Police Officer Gary Short.
Two Democratic candidates racing to unseat Republican incumbent John Faso outraised him in the third quarter of 2017, indicating plenty of interest in the New York’s 19th congressional district race.
Mayor Steve Noble’s proposed 2018 budget would freeze the city’s tax levy for the second year in a row, creating a small decline in the tax rate for most Kingston property owners.
Since 2010, O+ artists have changed the face of Kingston with 29 murals, prompting some to question why there is little public oversight compared with zoning laws governing property owners. The answer: Murals, though they last for years, are considered impermanent works of art, and are treated as works of art protected by the First Amendment.
As part of his 2018 budget address last week, County Executive Mike Hein announced plans for an ambitious new initiative