Local law-enforcement officials say the state’s new red-flag law will give the public a valuable tool to prevent mass shootings by getting guns out of the hands of potentially dangerous people. But gun-rights advocates worry that the law will deprive law abiding gun owners of due process and leave them vulnerable to abuse or harassment.
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Murder charges against 36-year-old Lance J. Ferguson, a Kingston man being held for the August 9 slaying of a homeless man near an encampment on the banks of the Esopus Creek, have been put on hold after a court declared him incompetent to stand trial.
Approximately 50 new citizens will take their Oaths of Allegiance accepting the responsibilities of an American, while also gaining the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth.
Five weeks after stones falling from a CSX train damaged vehicles and injured two people on Abeel Street, and one day after U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer held a press conference in Kingston to demand action from the company, railroad workers cleared debris from a trestle across the Rondout Creek. But CSX officials have yet to respond to Schumer’s demand for safety netting under the bridge — and a full accounting of the July 30 incident.
A state of emergency in East Kingston was declared earlier this week by Ulster Town Supervisor James Quigley III to allow for the immediate erection of a 10-foot high concrete wall along Main Street in the hamlet to prevent residences from being impacted by a rockslide.
On September 11, Laticia Wilson, 34, of Kingston, was arrested by Ulster County Sheriff’s Department and charged with the felonies
Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries “free” screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. Fraudsters are targeting beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs, and door-to-door visits.
Mayor Steve Noble has asked the Common Council to approve $32,000 in funding to study vacancy rates in some of the city’s rental housing units. The survey would clear the way for the introduction of rent regulation in Kingston under the newly passed statewide Emergency Tenant Protection Act.
City officials say that the developers of the proposed Kingstonian project have completed a series of studies on the environmental impact of the mixed-use complex eyed for Uptown. Now the city’s planning board will decide whether to accept those studies as sufficient, or seek a more exhaustive environmental review process.
Kingston’s mayoral race will be a three-way contest after a fourth candidate ended his campaign. Meanwhile, nine members of the Kingston Republican Committee have resigned to throw their support behind third-party candidate Vince Rua.