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Fair play?

Fair play?

Never before in my lifetime, even in the 1960’s, when Margaret Mead said, “was the worst division between Americans we will ever see,” has there been so much divisiveness coming from all sides on so many issues affecting life here.

Kingston’s on fire again

Kingston’s on fire again

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.

Community preservation

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.

The luck of the Vikings

The luck of the Vikings

Maybe badly buffeted Norwegian Air will experience a resurgence. Maybe it’ll thrive again. Maybe it’ll survive only in another form under another ownership. Maybe it’ll go bankrupt.

Images through the ages

Images through the ages

When I mixed the oil colors together, all the hues turned out the color of backed-up septic waste. I had a monumental task, way beyond the collages and crayon relief drawings assigned in seventh grade art class. I was driven to express through a single painting what finding out about the Holocaust did to my childhood heart.

Rosendale’s unrealized potential

Rosendale’s unrealized potential

Despite Rosendale’s storybook charm and attractions such as the Trestle, the independent theater, and the river that runs through Main Street, the town’s real estate market isn’t living up to its potential.

Where’s SUNY?

Where’s SUNY?

When it comes to public higher education, New Yorkers deserve better. We are a state with considerable wealth, a highly educated citizenship, and we pay our fair share of taxes. We don’t deserve to see the next list of the best colleges and universities put out by some national media source only to find SUNY either non-existent or hidden near the bottom.