KCSD Board of Education Election & Budget Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM From the Kingston City School District Website: At District Middle Schools and High School (keep scrolling for polling place locations with Wards & Districts)  NEW Polling Places and Times: If you are unsure of your Ward or District, find it listed under “Related Jurisdictions” here: Ward & District Lookup (*Other voting information on this Board of Elections website is for General Elections, NOT School District Elections. Find your polling place below.) or contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845-334-5470, Camille DiPerna or Sandy Nelson (contact information below) before the day of the election. Questions can be directed to:District ClerkCamille DiPerna845-943-3003CDiPerna@kingstoncityschools.org Sandy Nelson845-943-3091snelson@kingstoncityschools.org… Read More

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DEMOCRAT LISA CUTTEN ANNOUNCES HER CAMPAIGN FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMPTROLLER

Kingston, New York – May 7, 2019 – Democrat Lisa Cutten announced her candidacy for Comptroller of Ulster County. As a Certified Public Accountant and career government finance professional, Lisa Cutten will deliver true independent oversight of more than $350 million dollars that flows through the County coffers each year. Cutten said: “The Comptroller has a small staff but a very big job.” There is no more important job than guaranteeing that taxpayer money is used to serve the people. Cutten has a proven record of stopping fraud, waste and abuse. In this critical time of change in County government leadership, Lisa Cutten offers a steady hand for the County… Read More

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March Gallagher for Ulster County Comptroller

Longtime public servant and community advocate March Gallagher is ready to step into the role of Comptroller for Ulster County. With the just declared announcement by current Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach that he will be stepping down, March Gallagher is fully prepared to be our next comptroller.  “I’m running,” declared Gallagher.  “The time I have spent serving our community’s needs, both in and out of county government, makes the prospect of bringing my talents and energy to shape the integrity of this office very appealing.  My experience makes me a great fit for safeguarding our County’s finances, rooting out any waste of our hard earned tax dollars, staying on… Read More

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Ward 3 and Ward 8 Aldermen to hold Ward Meetings

Alderman Steven Schabot will be hosting a Ward 8 meeting on April 9, at 6:30pm at City Hall in Council Chambers.  Schabot will be providing an update from NYSDOT on the status of the Wurts Street Bridge. He has also invited Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management, to attend the meeting to discuss grant-funded projects in the waterfront neighborhoods.  Projects included in the discussion will be the Kingston Point Rail Trail, the Waterfront Resiliency Project, the Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Project, the Hudson Landing Promenade, Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements, Kingston Point Beach ADA Accessibility Improvements, TR Gallo Park Repairs, Open Space Plan and EV Charging Stations. If you have any questions,… Read More

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KINGSTON TO SWITCH TO DUAL-STREAM RECYCLING COLLECTION

Here’s Mayor Noble’s press release about the new recycling process: New Recycling Totes to be Delivered between March 25-April 5 KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston will be switching to dual-stream recycling on April 1, 2019, changing from the current single-stream process of putting all recyclables in one tote. This means City residents will be receiving a new tote – blue with a yellow lid, and going forward, recycling will be separated into two totes.   Paper and cardboard will go into the new blue tote with yellow lid, and will be placed curbside every other week. Glass, plastic and metal will go into the current blue tote, and will… Read More

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Kingston Common Council Majority Leader Speech By Reynolds J. Scott-Childress on February 5, 2019

We used to do things differently here in Kingston.  A hundred and seventy years ago, Kingstonians from different lands did not always get along well with one another.  Nathaniel Booth recorded in his diary in 1849 a fight among men of different races.  An Irishman insulted a Dutchman, who then knocked down the Irishman.  The Irishman yelled for help from some nearby countrymen and the Dutchman “got well hammered.”  Refusing to let it go, the Dutchman rounded up some of his countrymen to get revenge on the Irishman who by this time had, according to Booth, “increased his force with several Germans who entered into the spirit of the contest.” … Read More

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Andrea Shaut Announces Candidacy for Alderwoman-at-Large

“I’m ready to lead the Kingston Common Council.” Andrea Shaut Announces Candidacy for Alderwoman-at-Large.   As current Ward 9 Alderwoman and lifelong resident of the Kingston area, Shaut could become the first woman to hold the Alderwoman-at-Large position in Kingston. KINGSTON, NY –Andrea Shaut, a lifelong resident of the Kingston area announced her run as the Democratic candidate for Alderwoman-at-Large today. If successful, she would become the first woman to lead the Kingston Common Council in its 252 year history.   “It’s my honor to endorse Andrea Shaut for Alderwoman-at-Large of the City of Kingston.” said Joseph Donaldson, former long time chair of the Kingston Democratic Committee. “Andrea has been a… Read More

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