In my opinion, every Ulster County voter should have questions regarding the election that took place Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in our county.
Kingston Times | Opinion
Here’s the issue with DA Carnright’s statement that cops are handcuffed in trying to make Midtown Kingston safer. Blacks really do experience enough casual, reflexive racism from law enforcement officers to make them understandably fearful that racism permeates the criminal justice system.
Democrat Dave Clegg and Republican Mike Kavanagh, seeking the post of Ulster County district attorney at Nov. 5’s election, offer voters competing visions of the role of the county’s chief law enforcement officer.
Ulster County executive Pat Ryan believes “the traditional approach to economic development alone will not drive the county’s success for the future.” To that end, last month he formed a working group called Ulster 2040 of what he termed “county business movers and shakers.” That diverse twelve-person group was given nine months to come up with a plan “to align our county with our natural, economic and social strengths, and to make the necessary investments to be successful in these key areas.” Easier said than done.
The all-day conference on migration and mental health at SUNY New Paltz this Friday, October 11, is coming at an opportune time. Though American history records several eras when conflict raged over immigrants and immigration, there have been few more virulent than what’s going on now.
A lot has changed in the Hudson Valley since 2009. We’re wondering how readers feel the sense of community where they live and work has changed since that time.
“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.”
“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!”