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Community preservation

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.

City people, support your new home

City people, support your new home

We would get along if you left, with hardly a hitch — but your quality of life is infinitely improved by living with us. There is no place prettier, more scenic, no place with more art happening (at least not without the backdrop of skyscrapers and all that accompanies them). You have learned what we have known all along — there truly is no place like home. And now we need your help. I mean to say that we genuinely need it.

Letter: State should pass tenant-protection laws

Letter: State should pass tenant-protection laws

“These bills aim to support tenants in the enjoyment of their homes,” write the mayor of Kingston and two aldermen. “They serve to clarify the relationships and duties between landlord and tenant while also ensuring that tenants can safely call their house their home.”

Letter: Kingstonian project must be subject to thorough review

Letter: Kingstonian project must be subject to thorough review

A coalition of progressive Kingston groups writes that the Kingstonian project, a large mixed-use development proposed for the Stockade District, should receive what’s known as a “positive declaration,” which means it has the potential to have a significant environmental impact. They singled out the project’s lack of affordable housing as a problem.