Voices

Movin’ on up

Movin’ on up

Two Kingston projects years in the making marked significant milestones this week, taking important steps toward their larger ambitions. In doing so, they provided clues about the new directions toward which the Ulster County economy is evolving. They are harbingers of change.

A watchdog that bites

A watchdog that bites

The Empire Center plays a significant watchdog role bringing transparency to government. It combs through public information and makes it available to the public. Its information-gathering and analysis perform a vital role. Somebody has to do it.

Letter: Eternally grateful

Letter: Eternally grateful

Kristy Bishop, local art teacher and former Saugerties Times columnist, is thankful for the help she received following her cancer diagnosis. Now she’s cancer-free and preparing for the 29th annual student art show for her school this weekend.

Letter: Kingstonian project must be subject to thorough review

Letter: Kingstonian project must be subject to thorough review

A coalition of progressive Kingston groups writes that the Kingstonian project, a large mixed-use development proposed for the Stockade District, should receive what’s known as a “positive declaration,” which means it has the potential to have a significant environmental impact. They singled out the project’s lack of affordable housing as a problem.

Letter: No more Confederate flags at Delaware County Fair

Letter: No more Confederate flags at Delaware County Fair

“The Delaware County Fair, held in Walton in the middle of August, has been an annual rite of summer for 132 years,” writes a reader from Shandaken. “But the good will of the Fair has been marred in recent years by the Fair Board’s refusal to comply with the community demand that vendors be prohibited from selling merchandise bearing the Confederate flag.”