Ulster County last week became the latest New York local government to raise the age of tobacco sales from 18 to 21. The move comes after a 19-3 vote by the Ulster County legislature. The law, which goes into effect on New Year’s Day, covers all tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, vape “juice” and snuff. The legislation also covers paraphernalia including pipes, rolling papers and hookahs.
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Police have yet to identify a 33-year-old man who died in an early morning fire in the Town of Ulster on Wednesday. According to Town of Ulster police, officers and firefighters responded to a call for a structure fire on Station Road around 5:11 a.m. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed a 33-year-old man from the residence. He was transported to HealthAlliance Hospital’s Broadway campus, where he was pronounced dead.
They’re everywhere — in our grocery stores, lining our trashcans and landfills, hanging in trees, floating in our river, trapped in and around the throats of sea animals and, as recently reported on the Internet, at the deepest recesses of the ocean.
The new assessment roll compiled by city officials show commercial property values rising after years of decline or stagnation. Residential properties, meanwhile, experienced a more modest increase. The numbers, compiled by the city assessor, will be used to calculate 2019 tax bills.
The installation at the site of the former Town of Ulster landfill is expected to generate 2,360 MWh of clean electricity each year, roughly equivalent to the electricity generated by burning 2 million pounds of coal or 4,000 barrels of oil. The array is expected to generate approximately 20 percent of all the electricity used by the Ulster County Government.
Uptown Kingston’s culinary scene is morphing along with its real estate market. At least four new restaurants and a high-end cocktail lounge are slated to open in the neighborhood this spring.
Ulster town officials are discussing how they would handle the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s proposed departure from accepting single-stream recycling from municipalities, with a handful of different options on the table.
Among the recipients were: $6.3 Million for RUPCO Energy Square, Kingston; $4.5 Million for West End Lofts, Beacon, Dutchess County; and $4.4 Million for Fallkill Commons on Rose, Poughkeepsie.
A simmering dispute between Kingston’s rank-and-file police officers and City Hall burst into public view last week when the Kingston Police Benevolent Association issued a letter accusing Mayor Steve Noble of “political grandstanding” in his handling of two recent allegations of police misconduct.
The natural-gas powered plant would be located on Frank Sottile Blvd., the road that runs behind the Hudson Valley Mall. It includes 30-40-ft-tall buildings and an 80-ft exhaust stack. Review will include sound, air quality, tax impact, spill prevention, and other issues.