In Saugerties, public hearing set for Starbucks restaurant in mall

“I think we all need Starbucks by this stage,” engineer Khattar Elmassalemah told the members of the Town of Saugerties Planning Board, nearly two hours into a meeting that still had five items on the agenda. The engineer was presenting plans for a proposed Starbucks restaurant in the Grand Union...
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Letter: How would Kingston’s idling law be enforced?

Re “Kingston lawmakers mull fines for idling vehicles,” July 26, 2021: I cannot sit idly by and not say anything. How is this going to be enforced? If someone notifies police that a car is idling, when does the clock start? Is it then, or when an officer arrives? And how can the officer attest to how long the vehicle has been idling? Will the reporting individual be subpoenaed to testify?

With federal aid, Kingston schools seek full graduation rate

Among the Kingston City School District’s plans for nearly $21.6 million in federal COVID aid is the ambitious goal of a 100 percent graduation rate at Kingston High School by the year 2024. Earlier this month, Superintendent Paul Padalino set the goal after revealing that the district had just surpassed a graduation rate of 81 percent for the 2020-21 school year.
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New Airline Will Offer $39 Flights From Hudson Valley to Florida

A low-fare airline, "America’s Greenest Airline," will start flying from the Hudson Valley to Florida for just $39. On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced that New York Stewart International Airport will be launching new air service to three Florida cities aboard Frontier Airlines starting this fall, helping to restore pre-COVID flight activity and create more travel choices for customers at the Mid-Hudson Valley airport.
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New Paltz School Board public comment process being refined

The transition from virtual to physical meetings is causing some reflection on how business is done. For members of the New Paltz School Board, it’s time to revise how public comment is reviewed. During the height of the pandemic closures last year, comments could only be submitted via an online portal; these were reviewed and sometimes read aloud during the meeting. The board president was given significant leeway in deciding what to read each meeting, and that resulted in a perception that the process was in some way unfair. In an effort to resolve those concerns, trustees are looking to establishing a consistent process for as long as meetings are again in person.
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2 streets in Downtown Kingston to be repaved

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Two streets in the city’s Rondout District are to get new blacktop in the coming weeks. Mayor Steve Noble’s office said the paving will be on Hunter Street, from Wurts Street to Ravine Street; and on McEntee Street from Broadway to West Pierpont Street. The Department of...
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Ulster County Fair Is Coming With Plenty Of Fun For All

Just in time to wrap up summer before school starts again, the Ulster County Fair will be setting up the midway games and rides for all to enjoy. The fair, set for Tuesday, August 3 to Sunday, August 8 in New Platz, has been an area tradition since 1886 and features midway rides and games for all ages, live music and entertainment, truck and tractor pulls, horse shows, livestock shows, exhibits and demonstrations, Wednesday night fireworks and fair food.