Juan Figueroa Endorsed to Run for Ulster County Sheriff

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Please follow and like us:On May 15, 2018, the Kingston Democratic Committee voted to endorse Juan Figueroa to run as the Democratic Candidate for Ulster County Sheriff. Juan Figueroa   Juan Figueroa is a candidate for Ulster County Sheriff. A US Marine Veteran of Foreign War and retired New York State Trooper/Investigator, his candidacy for Ulster County Sheriff is the next step in a long career of public service. Juan served twenty-two years in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer and twenty-five years in the New York State Police. He patrolled the roads of Ulster County and worked in the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. He… Read More

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Pat Strong Endorsed for State Senate District 46

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Please follow and like us:On May 15, 2018, the Kingston Democratic Committee voted to endorse Pat Strong to run as the Democratic candidate for State Senate District 46 Pat Strong Pat Strong is a small business owner and parent who has spent the last 15 years helping homeowners, businesses and local governments save money by saving energy. She’s a business leader who has worked as a volunteer to demonstrate the power of the arts as an economic driver in upstate New York. Pat is the Democratic challenger to Sen. George Amedore in the 46th State Senate District. A lifelong Democrat, Pat believes that the success of our communities ought to… 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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Kingston Democrats’ Phone Banking Schedule through Primary Day

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Please follow and like us: Kingston Democrats phone banking master schedule through Primary Day All phone banking will be at Committee headquarters at 579 Broadway. Friends we need your help: Primary Day is fast approaching and our candidates are depending on you. Can you spare an evening or time on the weekend? Just a bit of time? So we are asking you to check out our new Webpage and our new Facebook page. We’ve enclosed the links. Click on and check them out. Make sure to “like” them and share them on your Faacebook page and invite your friends to do the saame. Help us “grow” the audience and boundaries… Read More

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