A group that oversees the Comeau property is asking for help with trail maintenance that has not kept up with a significant increase in use and could lead to risk of injury. The last trail assessment was done in 2016, Comeau Stewardship Advisory Committee member Lisa Bonk told the Town Board at its regular meeting Jun 11.
Clad in shorts and helmets, cops on bicycles may seem to be less intimidating than officers strapped into police cars, but apparently that is considered one of the advantages of bike patrols. After watching officers train, learning to quickly navigate stairs and apprehend violent individuals on two wheels, a bystander may rethink their preconceptions.
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.
After serving as interim county exec for several months, Reiter was tapped to lead the comptroller’s office. Both the county executive and comptroller at the start of 2019 left to take state jobs.
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.
In April, Kingston City School District Superintendent Paul Padalino and Kingston Mayor Steve Noble expressed confidence that a deal to transfer full ownership of Dietz Stadium to the city was imminent.Two months later, a deal has yet to be struck, and some members of the Board of Education are questioning whether the district should proceed.
Owners of Shandaken businesses and short-term rentals (STRs) confronted town supervisor Rob Stanley at the June 3 town board meeting, objecting to the lack of an STR representative on the committee that has been considering regulations for such properties and alleging inadequate publicity for the survey designed to solicit opinions on the topic from town residents.
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.
There’s even been talk of a mass resignation if their planning reviews continue to be countered by errant building permits, incomplete applications regarding the town’s land use ordinance, or no code enforcement.
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.