Kingston http://wamc.org en Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston http://wamc.org/post/flooding-task-force-issues-findings-kingston <p>A task force has come up with recommendations for the city of Kingston, New York on how to develop an action plan to make the city’s waterfront more resilient in the face of future storms.</p><p>Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo appointed the Waterfront Flooding Task Force in December 2012 to study and recommend actions in response to severe flooding on the Rondout and Hudson River waterfront from Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. He says the following has emerged.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:14:06 +0000 Allison Dunne 78245 at http://wamc.org Flooding Task Force Issues Findings For Kingston 2013 O+ Health And Wellness Festival In Kingston, NY http://wamc.org/post/2013-o-health-and-wellness-festival-kingston-ny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 4th Annual <a href="http://www.opositivefestival.org/">O+ Festival</a> is taking place in Kingston, NY this coming weekend.</p><p>The O+ Festival is a three-day, community-run celebration of music, arts and wellness. O+ participating artists exchange their contributions for health and wellness services from art-loving doctors, dentists, and other medical providers at the O+ Pop-up Clinic during the festival.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joe Concra is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the O+ Festival and he joins with more information about the festival and shares songs for performing bands.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 75151 at http://wamc.org 2013 O+ Health And Wellness Festival In Kingston, NY Chronogram’s 20th Anniversary Block Party in Kingston, NY http://wamc.org/post/chronogram-s-20th-anniversary-block-party-kingston-ny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.chronogram.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Chronogram</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> magazine, launched in 1993 to chronicle life in the Hudson Valley, is celebrating its </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary with a massive Block Party on Saturday.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.chronogramblockparty.com">Block Party</a> will provide entertainment for Chronogram fans of all ages. For the kids: A DIY art tent, popular children’s band Dog on Fleas, and a dunking booth to benefit the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. For the adults: swing dancing with Got2Lindy, a beer and wine garden and an after-hours masquerade dance party at BSP Lounge.</p><p>Chronogram Editorial Director, Brian Mahoney, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71417 at http://wamc.org Chronogram’s 20th Anniversary Block Party in Kingston, NY Riverkeeper Says Kingston Failed To Notify The Public In Time About Sewage Pollution http://wamc.org/post/riverkeeper-says-kingston-failed-notify-public-time-about-sewage-pollution <p>Environmental group Riverkeeper is accusing City of Kingston officials of violating New York’s new Sewage Pollution Right to Know Law. Kingston’s mayor disagrees.</p><p>Tracy Brown, a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper, describes New York State’s new law.</p><p>She says in the case of Kingston, the discharge into Twaalfskill Brook, a tributary of Rondout Creek, was reported to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation by July 8, but not to the public until July 16, and via a press release. Here’s Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo.</p><p>He adds:</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:02:26 +0000 Allison Dunne 69547 at http://wamc.org Riverkeeper Says Kingston Failed To Notify The Public In Time About Sewage Pollution Residents Rally Behind Kingston Mayor http://wamc.org/post/residents-rally-behind-kingston-mayor <p>In response to the recent controversy regarding Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo’s firing of a city employee, several concerned residents came to City Hall Tuesday evening to speak to the city council about how the issue has been handled.</p><p>Residents who offered their opinions Tuesday night spoke in support of Gallo personally or as a leader and elected official.&nbsp;</p><p>City resident Jeanne Edwards said that the mayor has already apologized and it’s time to move on, telling the council she was embarrassed to see the city’s dirty laundry has being aired for all to see.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:50:09 +0000 Hank Gross 64143 at http://wamc.org Residents Rally Behind Kingston Mayor The Bardavon Launches Four Seasons of the Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/bardavon-launches-four-seasons-hudson-valley <p>There’s a new festival in New York. It’s called Four Seasons of the Hudson Valley, and the hope is to help revitalize two cities and their waterfronts through the arts. The Festival is a partnership between the The Bardavon 1869 Opera House and a host of Hudson Valley community organizations.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 16:25:55 +0000 Allison Dunne 62815 at http://wamc.org The Bardavon Launches Four Seasons of the Hudson Valley George Thorogood and The Destroyers at UPAC http://wamc.org/post/george-thorogood-and-destroyers-upac <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Legendary blues rock guitarist <a href="http://www.georgethorogood.com/">George Thorogood</a> and his Delaware Destroyers will rock the stage of <a href="http://www.bardavon.org/">UPAC</a> next Tuesday, March 19th.</p><p>Thorogood is best-known for his songs “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” as well as his covers of blues standards such as Hank Williams’ “Move It on Over,” John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?”</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59616 at http://wamc.org George Thorogood and The Destroyers at UPAC Former Kingston Fire Chief is Charged After NYS Audit http://wamc.org/post/former-kingston-fire-chief-charged-after-nys-audit <p>A former fire chief in Ulster County's City of Kingston was charged following an audit by the New York State Comptroller. The audit alleges that the City of Kingston made $23,000 in improper payments to employees for unearned leave time.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:10:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 56977 at http://wamc.org Former Kingston Fire Chief is Charged After NYS Audit Ten Hudson Valley Catholic Schools to Close http://wamc.org/post/ten-hudson-valley-catholic-schools-close <p>The New York Archdiocese will close 24 Roman Catholic schools in a cost-saving move. Ten of these schools are in the Hudson Valley, and school administrators say they are figuring out what to do.</p><p>The Archdiocese will close 22 elementary schools and two high schools by the end of the school year, with more than 4,000 students affected. Rosalie Fegan is the principal of St. Joseph School in Millbrook, in Dutchess County – one of the schools on the closing list.</p><p>Joseph Zwilling is a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Allison Dunne 56470 at http://wamc.org Ten Hudson Valley Catholic Schools to Close Two Separate Housing Initiatives are Unveiled http://wamc.org/post/two-separate-housing-initiatives-are-unveiled <p>A town in New York’s Hudson Valley has a new affordable housing initiative, while officials across the river want more first-time homebuyers in their Hudson Valley city.&nbsp;</p><p>Officials from the Dutchess County Town of Rhinebeck and Hudson River Housing will provide details Tuesday on a new workforce housing initiative to sell affordable housing units at The Gardens at Rhinebeck.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:32:17 +0000 Allison Dunne 55731 at http://wamc.org