A Kingston man, his 17-year-old son and a second teen have been indicted on murder and robbery charges stemming from a Dec. 1, 2018 incident that left 38-year-old Mark Lancaster dead of a gunshot wound. Meanwhile, sources say, one of the accused teens has made bail and is currently attending Kingston High School.
Local landlords respond to a recent article on the rise of housing activism in Kingston. “I don’t understand how with mortgages, taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance, the City thinks local landlords are making so much money.”
A new recommended record release and this month’s must-see local show.
The new law will allow discrimination complaints to be heard locally rather than at the state level. A local administrative law judge can award up to $25,000 in damages.
What’s next for Ulster? That’s a good question and a complicated one, with many possible answers. It could well end up a political knife fight for the ages, but it’s also a chance for the voters to take stock of where we are and think where we might want to head as a county.
Ulster County will have three elections this year, at a total cost of around $1 million.
If you have unexpectedly found yourself, as I have, reflecting back on Mike Hein’s tenure as county executive, you might also find yourself jotting down a list of traits you’d like to see in his successor. Here’s mine.
Kingston mayor talks about building projects, says city will take on gentrification.
County Executive Mike Hein’s surprise announcement last week that he’s stepping down to take a post in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, along with a quirk in the county charter, has upended Ulster County’s political scene as candidates emerge for a novel back-to-back electoral contest to succeed him.
This is not going to be an amicable divorce.