A Kingston City Court judge has thrown out the case against alleged dangerous dog Jonah the dachshund and his owner, uptown astrologer, investigative reporter and provocateur Eric Francis Coppolino.
Local activists are calling for Kingston cops to be held accountable for the July arrest and use of a Taser on a man while he was walking down Broadway with an open container of beer, calling the incident a clear example of excessive force.
The crowded primary ballots led Kingston Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Donaldson to accuse Republicans of fielding “weak Democrats” as Republican candidates.
There are few details at this point, but preliminary plans call for a mix of retail, residential and commercial uses, as well as at least 200 public parking spots.
The city is moving closer to establishing a “land bank” that supporters say would help move derelict properties back onto the tax rolls. Mayor Steve Noble said he’s also exploring a more ambitious program to establish pockets of affordability in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.
A Saugerties man who spent 25 years living abroad after fleeing prosecution on federal drug charges is headed to prison following conviction on identity fraud charges.
In November, all nine Kingston Common Council seats will go up for grabs, along with the city’s three seats on the county legislature. Democratic primaries for one legislative seat and single council seat will take place on Sept. 12.
With Jimmy Buff, recently of WDST, and a new owner — a nonprofit founded by the son and daughter-in-law of multi-billionaire Warren Buffett — the station aims to phase out syndicated content and replace it with 100 percent local programming, reflecting “every aspect of Kingston.”
Mayor Steve Noble wants the Common Council to approve his plan to eliminate a special tax on owners of property abutting the Pike Plan canopy, and dissolve a commission that oversees upkeep of the structure.
The owners of the Hudson Valley Mall say they’re bucking the trend in a plunging retail sector by making a $1 million-plus “sacrificial investment” in it.