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Third-party candidate launches bid for Kingston mayor

Third-party candidate launches bid for Kingston mayor

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble has spent the past three years outlining a progressive vision for Kingston. But a newcomer to city politics, Ethan Scott Barnett, says he sees a gap between that vision and the reality of ragged streets, underfunded parks and a proposal to build a luxury apartment complex in a city where too many residents struggle to keep any kind of roof over their heads.

Auerbach quits Ulster County comptroller job; two candidates emerge

Auerbach quits Ulster County comptroller job; two candidates emerge

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach said this week he will step down later this month to take a new post in the office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. So far, two candidates — both Democrats — have stepped forward to seek the comptroller’s office: not-for-profit administrator March Gallagher and County Director of Accountability, Compliance and Efficiency Lisa Cutten.

Letter: Our local roots

Letter: Our local roots

“To be here, amongst sites I associate with my own childhood, and hear ‘Welcome, Representative Delgado’ is more than a feeling of coming full circle, it has given me a deeper love and sense of pride for this region than I ever imagined,” writes Lacey Schwartz Delgado. “It is a whole new feeling of being home.”

Nine-hole disc-golf course opens at Kingston Point Park

Nine-hole disc-golf course opens at Kingston Point Park

“It’s similar to regular golf,” said the city’s parks superintendent. “But the neat thing about disc golf is you don’t have to worry about a tee time, you don’t have to pay for greens fees, though there might be a nominal charge if there’s a tournament going on. We really believe it’s going to be a great asset to our parks system. We’re really pleased to have this happen.”