September 11, 2020 - In This Issue:
A Message From Mayor Steve Noble:

Dear Friends,

Today, the City of Kingston remembers and honors those who lost their lives or loved ones on 9/11. It also gives us an opportunity to reflect on our own local heroes and thank the men and women of our public safety departments who each and every day risk their lives to keep us safe. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to the City of Kingston Fire Department and the Kingston Police Department for all they do.

Please continue to stay safe, and take care. 
September 11th Ceremony

We made the difficult decision to hold the 9/11 ceremony privately this year. The health and safety of our first responders - as well as the community - are of the utmost importance. Therefore, this morning a small group of members of the Kingston Fire Department, Kingston Police Department, Sheriff Figueroa, County Executive Pat Ryan, myself, and a handful of others gathered at Fireman's Park to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 

Members of the Kingston Fire Department placed a wreath at the Fireman's Park monument and rang the bell in honor those who died on 9/11 and all the fallen heroes this past year. 
Parks & Recreation Update 

The Parks & Recreation department has been diligently working to offer the programming we all know and love while adhering to Covid-19 restrictions. The Parks & Recreation department just issued a new monthly newsletter which details some of the wonderful events they are offering this fall: kayaking, nature walks, a disc golf club and more. 

In addition to programming, our parks will be seeing some major renovations and improvements. In coming months you will see: 
  • Hasbrouck Park pavilion is having its roof replaced.
  • Hutton Park pavilion will be refurbished.
  • Barmann Park will have the perimeter fence & overgrown vegetation  removed
  • Rickel Knox Park will have a new playground and play surface, as well as new benches, a new handicapped accessible entryway, and front fence.
  • Loughran Park will get new playground equipment and the tennis courts will be repaired.
  • Kingston Point Park is currently under renovations to construct a new accessible ramp to the bathrooms and an accessible changing room.
  • Kingston Point Park will get a brand new U-12 soccer field and parking lot.
  • Hodge Center will be retrofitted with a new accessible door.
  • Andretta Pool will be repaired, plumbing upgraded, and interior and exterior renovations including a brand new splash pad.
  • Dietz Stadium Complex and parking lot will benefit from a new master plan and other major renovations.
  • Rondout Neighborhood Center will get a new HVAC system, LED lighting and other upgrades.
  • Several parks will get WI-FI and security cameras installed.
  • TR Gallo Park is getting a full replacement of its electrical system.
  • All park pole lighting will be replaced with LED lights.
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Next Kingston Reads Selection: How to Be An Antiracist

Th second selection of the city-wide book club, Kingston Reads is How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. 
Kingston Reads encourages the community to read the same book, and to gather (virtually) for discussions about race and racial justice. By coming together, we can raise the level of awareness, engage each other in honest and challenging conversations, and commit to dismantling racism.
Kendi's concept of antiracism not only brings new energy to the conversation about race and racial justice in America, but it gives us a new lens turn on ourselves and each other. He is an author, historian, and leading scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. He is currently the director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.
There will be three community conversations, which you can join via Zoom: 

Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 15
Thursday, October 29
Registration information at:
Books are available via purchase at Rough Draft or for borrowing at the Kingston Public Library. More info at   

Spread the Word: Take the 2020 Census before September 30

The 2020 Census is happening now through the end of September. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. It's quick, easy and is hugely important to our community when it comes to funding and representation! 

Learn more about the benefits of taking the Census here:
Mayor Noble's Tuesday & Thursday Live Updates

Mayor Noble has been live on Radio Kingston since mid-March to give the latest information about Coronavirus and issues effecting the community. These updates also stream on the City of Kingston Facebook page. 

Click below to watch Thursday's update. 
Roadwork Update

The Wurts Street Bridge will be closed for a routine NYSDOT inspection next week, and possibly the week of September 21-25 as well, weather depending. 

Broadway Streetscape: this week more sidewalk was placed, including the corner at Cedar and on the west end of the project. Next week, curb is scheduled for Monday and additional sidewalk on Tuesday.  

Central Hudson: next week, work for the final pipe connection on Pearl Street will occur between Wall Street and Emerson Street. On Friday, crews move to the intersections of Highland Ave & East Chester and at the intersection of Wood & Clifton Ave. Service installation with full services to be completed at the intersection of the Kingston Catholic School on Wednesday. 

I-587 Roundabout: works continues for highway drainage installation, sewer main, and curb placement excavation throughout the project limits, as well as the Broadway slip ramp. Installation of conduit and permanent foundations for highway lighting will continue with paving scheduled for the week of September 21. As always, use caution when  navigating the site and expect minor delays.

Empire State Trail: striping of the trail along Greenkill occurred this week, along with tree plantings (pictured below). Next week, work will continue on retaining wall as well as shoulder work along Route 32. 
Kingston 311
The Kingston 311 app, website and phone system allow residents to quickly and easily report issues and submit service requests. The Kingston 311 app, available for Android & iPhones, is a fast and simple way to connect to City officials in non-emergency situations. 

This system is a valuable resource to submit service requests for streetlight replacement, roadwork, City signage, traffic calming measures and other concerns. Issues with snow removal and reporting of vehicles and sidewalks not in accordance with the Snow Emergency restrictions can also be submitted via Kingston 311. Photos can also be attached to illustrate service orders. Dial 311 from any phone within City limits to reach us. 
Sent on behalf of:
Mayor Steven T. Noble

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