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 Main… Read More

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

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Please follow and like us: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… Read More

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Andrea Shaut Announces Candidacy for Alderwoman-at-Large

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Please follow and like us:“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.… Read More

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MICHELE HIRSCH ANNOUNCES FOR 9TH WARD ALDERWOMAN

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Please follow and like us: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… Read More

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2018: The Year in Review

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Please follow and like us:2018 was a historic year for the Kingston Democrats. We helped our Democratic candidates for County, State and Federal offices, and won several important victories. The Ulster County Sheriff’s office is now under the leadership of Juan Figueroa, a Marine and former State Trooper with a strong vision for community policing and combating the opioid epidemic. After years of Republican control, the 19th Congressional District elected Democrat Antonio Delgado, who is committed to improving access to healthcare and upgrading the transportation infrastructure we all rely on. Kingston continues to be served by Assembly member Kevin Cahill, an indispensable legislator in the State Assembly and lifelong advocate… Read More

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Message from Mayor Steve Noble

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Please follow and like us: Feb. 1, 2018 Message from Kingston Mayor Steve Noble “When I first announced that I was running for Mayor, I was warned by many people that by stepping into the world of politics, I was opening myself up to an incredible level of attention and scrutiny. Even with those persistent warnings, I ran for office anyway because I saw a City that needed different leadership and an opportunity to change the way we did things here. I have never regretted this decision and am grateful every day for your support and the progress we are making together. We are making meaningful, long-lasting change. But for… Read More

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Daily Freeman: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda

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Please follow and like us: Kingston Mayor Steve Noble lays out ambitious 2018 agenda By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/10/18, 6:10 AM EST Kingston Mayor Steve Noble delivers his State of the City address Tuesday at City Hall.Ariél Zangla — Daily Freeman KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Mayor Steve Noble has set an ambitious agenda for the coming year that includes such initiatives as changing the city’s public transportation system, continuing economic development and focusing on equitable development and fair housing. “According to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, ‘this is Kingston’s moment,’” Noble said during his 2018 State of the City address Tuesday evening. “What we do with this moment determines… Read More

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Changing of the Guard

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Please follow and like us:Changing of the Guard   From the Kingston Daily Freeman By Ariél Zangla, azangla@freemanonline.com arielatfreeman on Twitter POSTED: 01/08/18, 10:45 PM EST KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The Common Council’s new majority leader wants city lawmakers to create their own agenda and focus more on community development that does not always have to be tied to their legislative work. Alderman Reynolds Scott-Childress led his first Democratic caucus as majority leader Monday evening. He succeeds Alderman William Carey, D-Ward 5, who served in that role for the past two years. Scott-Childress, D-Ward 3, was elected by his fellow Democrats during a caucus last month. He was the sole candidate for the post,… Read More

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The “One Kingston” Slate – What Does The Kingston Republican’s Slogan Mean?

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Please follow and like us: WHAT DOES THE KINGSTON REPUBLICAN’S SLOGAN “RESTORE KINGSTON PRIDE” MEAN? At its worst interpretation, the slogan is a classic dog whistle. The general public will understand the message as innocuous whereas like-minded supporters will comprehend the intended take-away message as one of white supremacy and exclusion. At its best interpretation, the slogan is backward-looking. The Kingston Republican party candidates want to revert to a yesteryear that invests in old polluting technologies and embraces only those who have lived here for generations. It’s a path that will result in less economic development, fewer tourists, higher taxes, increases in crime and division. If we look back instead… Read More

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The “One Kingston” Slate – The Record on Economic Growth

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Please follow and like us:THE RECORD ON ECONOMIC GROWTH. Kingston is a city on the move, one that has matched public investments like New York State’s recent $10 million dollar grant awarded to Uptown with private investments such as development of the Hutton Brickyards to Stockade Filmworks and the uptown “Food Hub” at the old Woolworth’s building on Wall Street. Within the next two years, Kingston will be transformed by the Kingston Greenline, connecting bike trails throughout the City to the Ashokan Reservoir. Broadway and the traffic circle in midtown will receive much-needed facelifts and traffic calming measures. All of these changes will have more than an aesthetic effect: they will… Read More

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The “One Kingston” Slate – Together We Move Forward

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Please follow and like us:TOGETHER WE MOVE FORWARD. The City’s Common Council majority declared Kingston a “Welcoming and Inclusive City,” in January of 2017. Real estate agents have used the vote to successfully attract even more people to an already thriving housing market. Increasing numbers are coming to Kingston to live and work based on real estate and business investments in the area. Not only are successful families seeking to relocate but also thriving local businesses such as DragonSearch and Peace Nation all choose a City like Kingston for its values. We will not achieve that economically flourishing future by wishing for a return to a past that too often… Read More

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