Ariél Zangla, Daily Freeman

Ariél Zangla

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Kingston, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Ariél:

4 members of Kingston council call for investigation of mayor but won't say why

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Four members of the Common Council have asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate "potentially inappropriate and perhaps even illegal behavior" by Mayor Steve Noble and → Read More

Kingston Common Council OKs cut in Wilbur Avenue nursing home's property tax assessment

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City aldermen have agreed to reduce the 2019 and 2020 property tax assessments for a Wilbur Avenue nursing home by $949,000 each of those years. → Read More

Kingston aldermen allocate federal aid to agencies aiding community amid pandemic

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City aldermen have agreed to send more than $440,000 in federal funding to local organizations directly involved in the community's response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Kingston council agrees to consider rezoning for Golden Hill development

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City aldermen have indicated their willingness to consider a rezoning request should Ulster County move forward with plans to develop property it owns on Golden Hill. → Read More

Kingston council OKs park improvements, holds off on authorizing skate park

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City lawmakers have green-lit six of seven park improvement projects that will be paid for with money from Kingston's Recreation Trust Fund but held off on authorizing → Read More

Kingston Common Council unanimously adopts police accontability legislation

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Common Council unanimously adopted police accountability legislation that, in part, changes the way members of the Kingston Board of Police Commissioners are appointed and brings transparency → Read More

Kingston aldermen concerned about trust fund allocations

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A proposal to use more than $300,000 from Kingston's Recreation Trust Fund to make a variety of capital improvements at city parks is facing further scrutiny from → Read More

Ruby Mae Soul Food Restaurant in Kingston is back with its downhome Southern cooking

KINGSTON, N.Y. — When the COVID-19 pandemic happened and businesses started closing down, it was like the whole world just stopped, the owner of the Ruby Mae soul food restaurant → Read More

SUNY New Paltz will take steps to combat racism, social injustice

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Officials at SUNY New Paltz have outlined a number of steps the college will take to live up to its values of equity, inclusion, and social → Read More

Project to restore historic ruins of Louw-Bogardus House in Kingston could be finished soon

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Construction to restore the historic ruins of the Louw-Bogardus House on Frog Alley began in April and could be completed soon, the executive director of the Friends → Read More

E Square building opens in Midtown Kingston, has 79 residents

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Energy Square building in Midtown is now home to 79 people, according to RUPCO's communications manager. → Read More

Ulster County plans July 4 fireworks at TechCity; July 5 motorcades will honor essential workers

A fireworks display will light up the night sky over TechCity in the town of Ulster next weekend as a way for Ulster County to both celebrate the Fourth of → Read More

Kingston consultant offers plan to redesign troublesome Midtown intersection

KINGSTON, N.Y. — A preliminary plan to realign a problematic Midtown intersection near the YMCA calls for Grand Street to end at a reconfigured Prince Street, which would be aligned → Read More

Lack of consensus stalls Kingston food truck rules

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Proposed food truck regulations for Kingston stalled when city lawmakers could not reach a consensus and decided the matter needed to be considered further. → Read More

Kingston building permits extended due to pandemic

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Building permits issued by the city building department before Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a temporary stop to all nonessential construction because of the COVID-19 pandemic will automatically → Read More

Ulster County considers Golden Hill property in Kingston for housing

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County is considering developing property it owns on Golden Hill to include a component of affordable housing and has asked city lawmakers to be willing to → Read More

Lifting moratorium could lead to 'tsunami' of evictions, Kingston lawmakers told

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County's housing crisis was intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and could lead to a "tsunami" of evictions and displacements when the governor's moratorium on such actions → Read More

Kingston lawmakers back police commission changes

KINGSTON, N.Y. — City lawmakers have endorsed a proposal that could lead to changes in the way members of the Kingston Board of Police Commissioners are appointed and bring transparency → Read More

Kingston chief no longer secretary of police oversight panel

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The city's police chief will no longer serve as secretary to the Kingston Board of Police Commissioners. → Read More

'He's our miracle': COVID patient returns home to Port Ewen after 61 days in hospital

PORT EWEN, N.Y. — George Banks spent 61 days in the hospital fighting for his life after contracting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. → Read More