Since 2010, O+ artists have changed the face of Kingston with 29 murals, prompting some to question why there is little public oversight compared with zoning laws governing property owners. The answer: Murals, though they last for years, are considered impermanent works of art, and are treated as works of art protected by the First Amendment.
From the Oct. 12 issue.
As part of his 2018 budget address last week, County Executive Mike Hein announced plans for an ambitious new initiative
After years of renovation and construction, months of anticipation, and weeks of students getting acclimated to their new digs, the Kingston City School District held an official unveiling ceremony at Kingston High School last week, showing the public for the first time how much has changed.
Plenty of money circulating in the 19th congressional district ahead of 2018 race, but not from outside; making sense of a surprisingly low bid for the new family court; some other assorted odds and ends.
Kingston Republicans have severed ties with a county legislature candidate who criticized a mural depicting Native Americans for sending a potentially divisive “ethnic message,” rather than celebrating Kingston’s “original heritage.” Campaign Committee Chairman Jerry Brown said, “Her views are her own and have nothing to do with us.”
To many of his regular customers at Boulevard Liquors in Midtown Kingston, Ralph (originally Raphael) Danger, who turns 100 on Oct. 23, is simply amazing.
Candidate Jean Jacobs said the images send a potentially divisive “ethnic message,” rather than celebrating Kingston’s “original heritage.”
Thursday, Oct. 12: Several of Ulster County’s more notable couples will battle each other in a war of mouthed words to benefit both People’s Place Food Pantry and Thrift Store and the Center for Creative Education arts education center.
Overall spending is $324 million, a little less than $1 million below 2017 levels.