KCSD Board of Education Election & Budget Vote

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Please follow and like us: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… Read More

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DEMOCRAT LISA CUTTEN ANNOUNCES HER CAMPAIGN FOR ULSTER COUNTY COMPTROLLER

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Please follow and like us: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… Read More

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March Gallagher for Ulster County Comptroller

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Please follow and like us: 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… Read More

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THE ULSTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS SEEKING ELECTION INSPECTORS!!!!

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Please follow and like us:Attention Kingston: Inspectors are needed for the April 30th Special Election at the Midtown Neighborhood Center. POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR 2019 ELECTIONS! You too can be an – ELECTION INSPECTOR! – To find out how, download, print, complete and mail this form to the Board of Elections, or send an email the Board at elections@co.ulster.ny.us. or call our office at 845-334-5470 and ask for Keri or Adrianne – PARTIAL DAY HOURS NOW AVAILABLE AT AN HOURLY RATE OF $15 AN HOUR  

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Handwritten Draft of New York State’s First Constitution on Display at Cultural Education Center April 15-20

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Please follow and like us:Here’s a little Kingston history for everyone from an April 10, 2019 press release from the New York State Department of Education: The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany) from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. The handwritten draft contains numerous strikeouts, additions and corrections. The complete, official text was published… Read More

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ULSTER COUNTY DEMOCRATS MAKE HISTORY

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Please follow and like us:SUBMIT FIVE TIMES THE REQUIRED SIGNATURES OVER COUNTY REPUBLICANS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         Contact:  Ashley Dittus April 8, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                        Kingston, NY – The Ulster County Democratic Committee submitted over 5,000 signatures to the Board of Election for municipal and county offices, the most that have ever been submitted in county history.The minimum signature requirement to appear on a major party line countywide is 1,000 signatures but was reduced to 750 to accommodate recent changes in the electoral calendar. In comparison, the Ulster County Republican Committee submitted 1,006 signatures for the office of County Executive. Dave Clegg submitted 2 ½ times more signatures than the republican… Read More

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COMMON COUNCIL TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HOUSING ISSUES

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Please follow and like us:Fourth of Seven Hearings to be Held on April 8 at 6:30pm KINGSTON, NY — Majority Leader Reynolds Scott-Childress announces a series of Housing Hearings to take place over seven sessions at City Hall in Council Chambers. The meetings will serve to inform the Common Council of the community’s housing needs and issues so the Council can consider for policy change or resolution. February 28   Open forum: Council to introduce housing hearing concept, ask for community input, at 6:00pm March 6          Homeowners, at 6:30pm March 11        Tenants, at 6:30pm April 8            Landlords, at 6:30pm April 29          Developers, at 6:30pm May 1             Homeless and housing insecure,… Read More

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Ward 3 and Ward 8 Aldermen to hold Ward Meetings

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Please follow and like us: 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.… Read More

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Don Tallerman for Ward 5

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Please follow and like us:Don Tallerman for Ward 5 Don Tallerman is the Democratic nominee for Alderman for Ward 5 in the City of Kingston. Don is the owner, along with his wife Judy, of 2 businesses in Kingston. Dragon360 is a digital marketing firm located in Uptown.  The company works with companies around the US, providing marketing solutions & lead generation.  Senate Garage is an event venue featuring weddings, political gatherings, Gala’s, and corporate events. Don has made significant investments in Kingston, both financially and community focused.  Aside from Senate Garage, Don owns an investment property on St. James Street plus his home on Fair Street.  In the community, Don is on the… Read More

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2019 Candidates

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Please follow and like us:Candidates for elected office who have been endorsed by the City of Kingston Democratic Committee for the 2019 General Election   City of Kingston Common Council Ward 1) Jeffrey Morell Jeffrey Ventura Morell was born in the Dominican Republic, his mother immigrated to the US when he was a toddler and he was raised by his grandparents. Later he moved to New York City, became a US citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College. He settled in Kingston after falling in love with its diverse and welcoming community, as well as it’s rich history and natural beauty. He lives on… Read More

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