KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein signed legislation on Monday approved by the county legislature that codifies the county’s intention to absorb the cost of the state-mandated Safety Net social services program over a three-year period.
That hinges on the State Assembly passing the extension on one percent of the county’s sales tax and that does not seem likely until next year. That could cost the county $5 million in revenue not collected in the last quarter of this year.
KINGSTON – Perfect springtime weather marked this year's Memorial Day, as thousands of spectators lined the streets of Hudson Valley, New York communities to mark the occasion with flags, honor, parades and ceremonies to honor those who gave their lives for our country.
Hurley's traditional parade kicked off with the boom of musket fire, as a long line of veterans, marching bands, and officials made their way down the hill along Main Street. The procession included fire trucks, wagons, and a long line of vintage Corvettes.
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.
Residents who offered their opinions Tuesday night spoke in support of Gallo personally or as a leader and elected official.
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.