Kingston’s Stockade District is already seeing a surging real estate market and a cultural renaissance. Now, an infusion of state money is set to transform projects that have existed on paper for years into bricks-and-mortar reality.
The slates are set for this November’s election, which features lively races for supervisor, town board and two of the three County Legislature seats.
A convention would allow for a wide number of issues to be addressed simultaneously, from ethics to education funding. But opponents fear the process would be influenced by “dark money,” which may lead to the erosion of protections for collective-bargaining, home-rule and a robust public education system.
It doesn’t take much driving around the Town of Gardiner these days to notice that a vocal opposition has developed to the Heartwood eco-cottage resort development currently proposed for a property on the north bank of the Shawangunk Kill in Tuthilltown.
Considerably more people in favor of the black-box theater, recently dubbed “the Denizen,” showed up for the second session of the public hearing on the proposal than did the last time.
Despite not having Saugerties Republican party endorsement, Ulster County Sheriff’s Captain Vincent Altieri won nomination for a town board seat, alongside GOP pick Donald Tucker, while turning back the party’s other choice, Joe Roberti Jr.
“Every time you get in the ring you have to face the fact that you might get floored.”
Following Tuesday’s primaries, there will be some new names on City of Kingston ballots for this November’s general election.
For supervisor, Neil Bettez had a decisive victory with 557 votes to Marty Irwin’s 203. Daniel Torres had the most votes in the town council race (612), followed by David Brownstein’s 587 and Jennifer Ippolito, who received 236.
Due to the filing of an Opportunity to Ballot by Michael Wendel, seeking a line on the ballot to challenge County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach, a Democrat, there will be a primary election in every election district in Ulster County on Tuesday, September 12. Wendell is seeking the Reform Party line. There are 11 citizens registered in the Reform Party in Ulster County. There will be no names listed on the ballot. Still, every town will open its voting booths.