Kingston mayor Steve Noble credits strong fiscal discipline and higher-than-anticipated revenues for a windfall in the city’s reserve fund that will pay for additional paving projects this summer. But his Republican opponent in this fall’s election cites the city’s robust fund balance as evidence of overtaxation of Kingston property owners.
Patrick Ryan was sworn in as Ulster County executive on Friday, June 7, marking the first transition of power since the office was established a decade ago.
So far, over 100 municipal IDs have been issued, city says.
The Kingston planning board this week declined to make a key ruling on the scope of an environmental review of the Kingstonian, the proposed residential, parking and hotel project in Uptown Kingston.
An independent mayoral candidate says he sees racism and an effort to silence outside voices behind a move by city Democrats to challenge his nominating petitions and potentially remove him from November’s ballot.
County Executive-elect Pat Ryan will take office on Friday, June 7 and deliver his inaugural address in a ceremony in the Ulster County Courthouse in Uptown Kingston at noon.
Voters will be able to cast ballots at any of the centers regardless of where they are registered in the county. To accommodate the new system, state funding will pay for the purchase of “ballot on demand” printers that can produce ballots custom-tailored for voters election districts. The money will also fund electronic poll books that will automatically update every few minutes to prevent fraud by people voting at multiple sites.
Mayoral candidate Ethan Scott Barnett said that he’s confident he will have a spot on November’s ballot after he submitted a petition this week with more than 750 signatures to secure a spot for the “Kingston People’s Party.”
Nearly 40 years after its ovens cooled down and 15 years after it was willed to the Ulster County Jewish Federation, the former Reher Bakery is back in business — this time to collect and tell the stories of Kingston’s immigrant past and present.
Will the $53 million proposed residential, commercial and parking project proposed for Uptown Kingston face a long (and expensive) review process or a relatively quick and painless one? An engineer for the developers has said a lengthy review will kill the project, while protestors have called on the city to reject the proposal, arguing it will drive up rents for the city’s poorer residents.