For the past three years, Kingston has served as a proving ground for a cutting-edge initiative aimed at preventing domestic violence using “focused deterrence.” Now, armed with data showing its effectiveness, District Attorney Dave Clegg said this week he wants to take the “Intimate Partner Violence Intervention” [IPVI] program countywide.
Attorney Andrew Kossover, the Ulster County public defender since 2006, resigned this week after an analysis showed the office failed to seek $2.5 million over six years in state reimbursements. During that time, the county budgeted and spent $1.9 million that could have been reimbursed but was instead absorbed by county taxpayers, according to a release from County Executive Pat Ryan.
The overall increase in real estate sales lifted some Ulster County property prices more the others, and in some localities more than others. In Kingston, the median sold price of residential properties in 2019 was $191,750, up almost 20 percent over the previous year’s median price. In Woodstock, the median sold price was $420,000 in 2019, a hefty sum by most Ulster County standards but a gain of only four percent over the previous year.
This week for Faces of Kingston it is a pleasure to talk to musician and resident Victoria Levy. Victoria shares
“Mrs. Noble is more than likely going to be appointed on what is called a “provisional” basis,” writes a reader. “Having worked in human resources for New York State, I know that Mrs. Noble could very well sit in this provisional status for years before a civil service exam is scheduled.”
Sales tax makes up the largest share of county revenue, but it can vary from year to year, making accurate forecasting important.
School officials in the Kingston City School District released preliminary 2020-21 budget figures last week, and while they cautioned that there are still plenty of unknowns, they may need to trim roughly $4.3 million from the $190 million proposal to get under the estimated 1.72 percent tax levy increase mandated by New York State.
Police say a 31-year-old man was shot and killed at a Kingston apartment complex on Tuesday evening. The Feb. 11 homicide is the third in the city since last October, when Daniel Thomas Jr. was gunned down near the corner of Prospect and Cedar streets.
The Kingston Police Department is presently investigating a homicide that occurred in the area of Sheehan Court. Earlier this evening
Concerns over the municipal water supply in New Paltz have led the university to cancel classes through Saturday, Feb. 15,