Politics & Government

Common Council supports tax breaks for Kingstonian

Common Council supports tax breaks for Kingstonian

Kingston Common Council members voted 8-1 on Aug. 4 in support of a 25-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for the Kingstonian, a mixed-use apartment, commercial and parking project proposed for the site of the former parking garage between North Front Street and Schwenk Drive. The agreement will now move to the county’s Industrial Development Agency for consideration on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Gardiner demands independent noise, habitat assessments of propane company’s site changes

Gardiner demands independent noise, habitat assessments of propane company’s site changes

Kimlin Energy Services wants to expand its parking lot from three to twelve spaces, create a new egress onto Steve’s Lane, and replace an 18,000-gallon storage tank with a 32,000-gallon model. The applicant has argued that this increased storage capacity could reduce the number of truck deliveries to the site, a sore point with neighbors on account of noise.

New Paltz CVS developers return with retooled project

New Paltz CVS developers return with retooled project

Developers are now open to routing the Empire State Trail through the property and moving parking behind the buildings. They’d like that trial to run right through the center of a required vegetative buffer with the Interstate. They are also seeking a waiver of the requirement to build a second story, and they would like another waiver to be able to offer food in a drive-through window.

Kingston police union blasts chief, mayor as shootings increase

Kingston police union blasts chief, mayor as shootings increase

As the number of shooting incidents in Kingston in recent months reaches into the double digits, the president of the city’s police union released a statement claiming that officers have “lost all faith” in both the mayor and police chief, saying that they choose to “deceive the community” by minimizing the danger while refusing to fill budgeted positions in the police department.