Selections from this week’s feedback section.
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.
This Saturday, May 11, The Children’s Home of Kingston will revive an old tradition with its “Partnership Recognition” dinner at the Capital Tavern, on the grounds of the Wiltwyck Golf Club.
John Goodsall and jazz fusion giants Brand X will be making a special appearance this month at our own BSP Kingston this Friday, May 10.
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.
“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.”
Democrat Brian Cahill, the former majority leader of the Ulster County Legislature, will seek to unseat Republican James Maloney for the District 4 seat this fall. Cahill was a legislator from 2006-2009, serving as majority leader in 2008 and 2009.
“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.”
Backers of the proposed Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley have been cited — for the second time — for problems stemming from an excavation at the their building site on Abeel Street. Now, city officials are urging the group get construction underway, or fill in the hole.
City officials hope a new piece of equipment will help hold the line on potholes as they prepare for major repaving projects slated for next year and a citywide infrastructure replacement project by Central Hudson.