“I don’t know anyone who is against developing the city property at the end of Wall Street,” writes a reader. “Nor do I know anyone who is against a true increase in parking spaces available to the community. What I hear and see are that people want a project that aesthetically fits the area; that benefits the community, and that addresses historical, societal, and environmental needs. The Kingstonian project, as it is currently designed, fails in most of these areas.”
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“Should this project happen — with the resulting non-stop noise of construction and manufacture, as well as the permanent increase in truck traffic on Route 28 — it will end our peaceful time around Onteora Lake,” writes a reader. “And in our busy lives such natural outlet is a necessity.”
In his Kingston Times/Hudson Valley One article, the chief assistant district attorney of Ulster County, Michael Kavanagh — also the
“I call on all mandated reporters and all people with a conscience!” writes a reader. “Make the call now! Do something … we must stop this cruelty, reunite the children with their families and act like the caring, humane, intelligent people we know we are!”
It’s unfortunate to me that this group of people, many of whom I’m sure have the best interests at heart, have resorted to such outdated scare tactics and disproven language about marijuana legalization.
How and where a building gets built, how it comes to be used, how it supports a community and contributes to the “sense of place” matters. If a building cannot rise to the occasion then perhaps it is best it not rise at all.
A candidate for Ulster County district attorney argues that changes to the law would release more dangerous individuals into the community and make the opioid problem worse.
Kingston’s burning, but this time don’t blame the British, embroiled as they are with Brexit issues. With median property prices increasing more than 20 percent in the first half of this year over last year’s first half, the market for Kingston real estate is hot.
Decriminalization is one thing, but full legalization of recreational marijuana could have unknown consequences that would negatively affect the health and well-being of New Yorkers.
Ulster County is now signed on to a state law that allows it to levy a 2 percent tax on certain property sales to preserve aspects of community character. We’re talking about real money. One possible local use is to help protect open space.