In his own state of the city address Tuesday evening, Common Council Majority Leader Rennie Scott-Childress (D-Ward 3) offered up a ringing defense of Mayor Steve Noble’s progressive “One Kingston” agenda and called on Kingstonians to embrace local government as a force for positive change and economic growth.
Those hoping to unseat incumbent congressman John Faso poured millions into the campaign coffers in the last few months, according to federal data.
Water is a resource which must be managed and protected to ensure that this remains the case. That’s the crux of what a variety of experts agreed during a public forum on campus called “Our Drinking Water Challenges: Infrastructure, Local Water and Protecting Open Space.”
None of the candidates have run for office before, and they drew attention to the contrast between themselves and the experienced Faso, a fixture in state politics before being elected to New York’s 19th Congressional district in November 2016.
The Woodstock Town Board and town residents filled the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center Thursday, February 1 to voice their opposition to requested tax breaks of $527,539 for the Woodstock Way 23-unit hotel.
A public hearing was held on Jan. 16 and another will be held Feb. 6 on the project, which includes 46 apartments above a floor of retail space, and would be located on North Chestnut St. in the village of New Paltz.
“We should never allow non-financial issues to shut down the government,” said the congressman, who faces reelection this November.
City Comptroller John Tuey will take over the lead in the city’s negotiations with its largest employee union after Mayor Steve Noble stepped away from the bargaining table, citing a conflict of interest involving his wife and fellow city employee.
The Town of Gardiner has become the latest community in Ulster County to take the New York Climate Smart Communities Pledge, the first in a series of steps that qualify municipalities to obtain grants from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund to fund local projects to reduce their carbon footprint.
Woodstock’s newest deputy supervisor has only been in town 12 years. But he’s already a familiar face.