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Letter: Support the railroad

Letter: Support the railroad

“The Catskill Mountain Railroad has had dramatic success as a tourist railroad in recent years and has been a significant source of revenue for Ulster County. In 2019, its ridership was up nine percent to 41,115 passengers. Its revenues were up four percent to $1,490,000,” writes a reader.

Kingston shootings: State & county collaboration announced to address increased incidents  

Kingston shootings: State & county collaboration announced to address increased incidents  

As the number of reported shootings this summer in Kingston climbs, the mayor and police chief have announced a wide collaboration among law enforcement agencies to address crime in the city. The result will be more police officers visible on the streets to deter or prevent crime, and more personnel working on solving crimes that have already been committed. State troopers, sheriff’s deputies, Kingston city and Ulster town police will be involved in the effort, as well as staffers from the district attorney’s office.

Common Council supports tax breaks for Kingstonian

Common Council supports tax breaks for Kingstonian

Kingston Common Council members voted 8-1 on Aug. 4 in support of a 25-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for the Kingstonian, a mixed-use apartment, commercial and parking project proposed for the site of the former parking garage between North Front Street and Schwenk Drive. The agreement will now move to the county’s Industrial Development Agency for consideration on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Kingston shooting this morning followed dispute; no one injured

Kingston shooting this morning followed dispute; no one injured

Today, August 5, around 9:25 a.m., members of the Kingston Police Department responded to a report of a shot being fired in the area of the intersection of Henry and Pine streets. An investigation into the incident indicates that this was not a random incident, but a dispute between multiple individuals that escalated into a shot being fired during the confrontation. There were no reported injuries

News & notes (8/5/20)

News & notes (8/5/20)

Topics include: Maritime Museum’s Solaris and Apollonia partner on educational voyage; Abandoned Hard Cider will open a tasting room in Woodstock on August 7; Woodstock Library reopens; The Maya Gold Foundation is selected as a tMHFA site; and more.