Hopes for rent regulation in Kingston are, for the time being, dashed after a study determined that the city’s rental vacancy rate is too high to declare a “housing emergency” under the state’s Emergency Tenants Protection Act.
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An Ulster County man shared an image of what appears to be a mountain lion he said he caught on a game camera last week. The DEC agrees that it looks like a mountain lion, but would like to know more to establish it really was photographed locally.
A former challenger to Kingston Mayor Steve Noble has filed a formal complaint alleging that his controversial plan to appoint his wife Julie to a senior position in the Department of Public Works violates the city’s ethics law.
U.S. senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was in Kingston on Monday to warn of the danger posed by untraceable “ghost guns” and to call for immediate federal action to mandate background checks on all large firearms components. Schumer’s visit coincides with a recent spike in gun violence in the city.
Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti said this week that the department is using all of its resources and calling on other agencies for assistance as cops struggle to get a grip on an escalating wave of gun violence in the city.
Opioid deaths in 2019 in Ulster dropped 41 percent in 2019 with only 33 compared to 2018’s 56, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan and the Ulster County Department of Health announced Feb. 18.
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.
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