In the face of some skepticism, city officials unveiled a draft version of a new policy to regulate public art, including murals and other installations on private property, at a public hearing at City Hall.
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State Sen. Jen Metzger has put forward a bill known as the Freedom From Fossil Fuels Act that would end the development of new fossil-fuel infrastructure in New York state and set a course for New York to shift to a clean energy economy. Nily Rozic is the Assembly co-sponsor.
Property owners in Kingston will see their assessment rise by about 10 percent this year as home values reach levels not seen since before the 2008 Great Recession.
Calls for rent regulation locally have become louder in recent years as rents have grown significantly faster than wages and an ever-increasing proportion of renters have found themselves “rent-burdened” — meaning that they pay more than 30 percent of their income to keep a roof over their heads.
A Kingston man is facing misdemeanor charges after, city police say, he allegedly provided alcohol to minor, then assaulted the teen’s mother when she confronted him about it.
The operation started as a pop-up, appearing only at festivals, events, and farmer’s markets and the bakery quickly gained a strong following.
The Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley has applied for a building permit that will clear the way for construction of the proposed pub and performance space on Abeel Street. But questions remain about how the nonprofit will finance the project.
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.
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.
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.