Looking for something a little different and more challenging than another bar crawl on the weekends? Uptown Swing is a monthly night of hot jazz and swing dance in Kingston, typically at The Beverly (technically Midtown at 224 Foxhall) and presented in coordination with BSP Kingston.
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.
Ryan brings a different style to the county executive’s office and an excellent grasp of the local economy. This should be interesting.
“It is certainly within the city’s purview to regulate artwork installed on city property,” writes a reader. “But to create a further barrier to creation and expression on the facade of a privately owned business or home seems deeply misplaced to me.”
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.
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.
“These bills aim to support tenants in the enjoyment of their homes,” write the mayor of Kingston and two aldermen. “They serve to clarify the relationships and duties between landlord and tenant while also ensuring that tenants can safely call their house their home.”
Life after IBM.
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.
“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.”