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Protests over police-killing spread to Hudson Valley

Protests over police-killing spread to Hudson Valley

The protests sweeping much of the nation reached New Paltz Saturday, albeit in a more peaceful form than the one which has rocked Minneapolis and other cities in the wake of several racially charged killings around the country by police officers. Marchers also took to the streets in Kingston on Saturday afternoon. Demonstrators walked from Academy Green down Broadway to Kingston City Hall.

Saugerties purchases weed harvester for Esopus Creek

Saugerties purchases weed harvester for Esopus Creek

The latest weapon in the battle for a clear Esopus Creek is a weed harvester, purchased jointly by the Village of Saugerties, the Town of Saugerties and John Mullen, a Saugerties-based contractor who owns land along the riverfront. The machine, delivered about two weeks ago, is currently stored in a village building on North Street.

Despite delays, Kingston’s Irish Cultural Center gets another reprieve from building safety

Despite delays, Kingston’s Irish Cultural Center gets another reprieve from building safety

Neighbors refer to it as “the pit.” Excavated two years ago, the site of the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley (ICCHV), at 32 Abeel Street in Kingston’s Rondout, is an eyesore for those who venture up Company Path and has been a safety hazard for the neighboring properties. First proposed in 2011, the 16,000-square-foot structure, which would include a pub, exhibit space, 171-seat theater, and classrooms, is yet to be built.

Mid-Hudson begins to re-open

Mid-Hudson begins to re-open

The immediate effects were not necessarily apparent. After all, some of the largest businesses, like Target, Walmart and local grocery stores, as well as those that are patronized the most often, like corner delis and gas stations, have been open the entire time. Some construction and manufacturing continued as essential work as well, and it’s not exactly a hot market for either.