“For us, for many people, the sound of a siren means someone is in distress,” said one resident, referring to the sounds emitted by fire engines distributing candy throughout the village on Christmas morning. “On Christmas Day, when we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, maybe there’s a better sound,” she said.
The old signs, designed by artist John Pike, do not comply anymore with the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which sets specific guidelines for the letter height, background color and reflectivity.
A real estate investor with extensive holdings in Uptown Kingston has filed an action with city zoning officials that could derail or at least seriously delay a proposed mixed-use development project in the Stockade District.
At a private event in October, an anonymous donor offered a $150,000 matching grant and any donations will count toward the match and can be used to pay for planning and architecture services. However, the $150,000 can only be used toward construction.
Supervisor Neil Bettez said that the ﬁre department was called there due to an electrical problem, bringing focus to the many maintenance issues which need to be addressed in a structure intended to be temporary. The center is run by a nonproﬁt board in a town-owned building on school district land.
The new plans call for six acres of the landﬁ ll to be covered in panels, as well as six-and-a-half to eight acres adjacent.
The original closing was in reaction to reports of something not smelling right at the post ofﬁce.
According to police chief Joseph Snyder, if someone comes to the town police station “in the middle of the night in need of recovery,” officers will call a Catholic Charities number to arrange transportation to a treatment facility. An officer will remain with the individual until a “soft hand-off” to the volunteer driver.
The City of Kingston Water Department plans a $12 million, two-year rehabilitation of the Cooper Lake dam, West dike, water intake and will utilize a temporary connection to the Ashokan Reservoir.
After determining that a large boulder sitting roughly 200 feet above Main Street in East Kingston is unlikely to move, Callanan Industries has resumed blasting operations.