All of a sudden, there’s change afoot at the highest levels of Ulster County government.
The proposed zoning change on Teetsel Street to allow for twelve townhouse units. Current zoning allows for single-family and two-family homes, but not for attached townhouses.
The Onteora School Board voted 6-1 last month to ban displays of the Confederate flag and swastikas, revising the district’s code of conduct to include the symbols under prohibited conduct that “endangers the moral well-being, health, safety or welfare of others,” after incidents involving both symbols over the last two school years. The decision came just over a year after the board passed a resolution denouncing the flag as “a symbol of intimidation, harassment and hate.”
An update on two pending immigration cases.
“I want people to come in here and feel like they’re going to spend time with their girlfriend, or at a friend’s house. I want them to be comfortable.”
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.
‘We have young people joining the company and we’ve had a raging bull running amok…’
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same thing.” So says a hand-lettered sign posted in front the newest retail shop to add its allure to the ongoing revitalization of downtown Highland. Called Lilly Rae in the Hamlet, it’s located in a tiny wooden building that oozes with history, just on the periphery of the walkable town center at 14 Commercial Avenue.
Kingston City School District officials last month lamented a decision by the Ulster County Board of Elections to no longer allow school districts to use their voting machines for their annual budget votes and school board elections.
Ulster County pols say the vote, which would happen just months before the general election, would be costly and confusing to voters.