Earlier this year, Kingston Boy Scout Troop 7 members Austin Murphy and Alex Wells attained Scouting’s highest achievement — the rank of Eagle Scout.
Coming up on the rock ’n’ roll front, one of my very favorite modern metal bands make their much-anticipated return to Kingston.
Ulster Commons is a 14.66-acre property with six lots along Ulster Avenue, five of which are already developed; the hotel would be built on the sixth lot. Already at Ulster Commons are a CareMount Medical building, a branch of Ulster Savings Bank, a recently opened Smoothie King, a Tractor Supply Co. store and a vacant fast food restaurant building that was briefly a Hardee’s.
Two members of Kingston’s Historic Preservation Landmarks Commission have resigned in protest after Mayor Steve Noble decided to replace two fellow commissioners on the volunteer board that oversees preservation efforts in the city.
As the city’s planning board is working to decide just how extensive the environmental review for the Kingstonian should be, an engineer for the developers of the site said this week he believes his bosses will pull the plug on the $53 million proposed residential, commercial and parking project if planners demand they produce a full environmental impact statement.
Ulster County’s next executive could come into office flying into financial headwinds, according to a memo from the county’s budget director. Challenges include: lower-than-expected sales tax revenue, a $1 million shortfall in jail boarding fees and $200,000 in unexpected costs associated with the April 30 special election for county executive.
The closures will occur on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 from around 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. The miniseries, set to star local favorite Mark Ruffalo as a pair of troubled identical twins, takes place over several decades in the 20th century. Ruffalo, perhaps best known for his portrayal of physicist Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series and a supporter of many local causes, will also co-produce the miniseries. The production is also shooting on location in Poughkeepsie and other Dutchess spots.
The relatively mild winter and the district’s frequent use of delayed openings rather than closures means that students across the Kingston City School District will have a longer spring recess than originally intended.
Don and Judy Tallerman say they decided to open CoWork Kingston because they saw a gap in the market. So much of Kingston’s population is young and entrepreneurial, and yet have no place to work with people like themselves.
Kingston Stockade FC’s 2019 season will offer numerous franchise firsts, some connected with new Coach Jamal Lis-Simmons, previously the club’s defensive stalwart and only captain. One positive first has already been achieved by Stockade this season: The first-ever open tryout in warm weather.