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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MICHELE HIRSCH ANNOUNCES FOR 9TH WARD ALDERWOMAN

CONTACT MICHELE HIRSCH: 845/746-3013 MICHELEHIRSCH9@GMAIL.COM Kingston resident Michele Hirsch, a Family Peer Advocate with Family of Woodstock’s Adolescent Services Program has announced she is running for Alderwoman in Kingston’s Ninth Ward. Hirsch’s announcement follows Alderwoman Andrea Shaut’s decision to run for the position of Alderwoman-at-Large. “My reasons for running are simple,” said Hirsch. “I love Kingston, I love my neighborhood and I believe in being actively involved in my community where I work and raise my children,” said the mother of two. “A vibrant community depends on the energy its people bring to it, and it is my intention to be a strong, vocal advocate for the people of the 9th… Read More

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