Third Year, New Blogcation!
We began our blog supporting improved access (or improved accountability) in Ward 9 on Kingston NY in 1998, moved to action by then-Alderman Madsen's attempt to remove reserved spaces for persons with mibility challenges (commonly called "handicapped parking spaces") . Over three years, the challenges have changed, but our efforts continue. Our lastest campaign is to force the city to provide access in the "Municipal Builing" on O'Reilly Street and what used to be called the "Municipal Auditorium". The unsupervised pre-teen vandals are less of a problem this year--that's the good news. There are fewer families--that's the bad news. There are more forclosures, more empty houses, more gang tags. Speeding traffic and lack of parking are seen as major problems. The changes at the hospitals and the high school are going to impact our neighborhood. What is the future of the "Neighborhood Cares" group? Will the new mayor be from Ward 9? Click us and find out!

Our Ever Evolving Ward

May 13, 2013

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        Springtime brings the usual changes to Ward 9, which is the perfect example of  a residential neighborhood “in transition”         The two men from Connecticut who bought the house of the late Isabella Malone took 2 years to begin to manifest their true colors.     Apparently in Sherman Connecticut, from whence they came, it is […]

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Taking Out the Garbage.

March 29, 2013

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   To update the latest tempest in a recycled teapot in Ward 9, I needed more information.   There seemed to be gaps in the information provided on the four pages of regulations for Solid Waste Removal  supplied by the Kingston BPW.         Monday came and the Garbage Police got their “dumper”–my elderly neighbor across the […]

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Are My Tax $ Going to Run DNA on Dog Poop?

March 22, 2013

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     To err is human.   To really screw things up requires a male or two.        In previous posts I have mentioned the two chaps who bought the house across the Street from me, which was built by the late Isabelle Malone’s father in about 1900.  Let’s call them Stuart and James, since that is […]

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Your Tax Dollars down the Big Blue Barrel.

February 22, 2013

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I have been monitering the compliance with the new recycling policy that arrived with the Giant Blue Bins. I am proud of Ward 9, thus far we are hovering around 96% non-compliance. I don’t know if people can’t read the instructions or they just don’t give a $#!t. The biggest non-compliance issues are: Blue bins […]

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February 3, 2013

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OKAY, this is important….I know you all have opinions about the New Snow Emergency Law.  The meeting is TUESDAY, Feb 5 at 7:30.  I understnad not all the people impacted by this law  can attend the meeting, but I wish you all would.   Your sheer numbers will account for something!  I can help you make […]

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It’s An Emergency Okay!

January 28, 2013

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As most of know who read the Kingston Occasional Freeman, Kingston is going to/just did/change the snow emergency law for the city of Kingston.     i I got a personal heads up from Mayor Shane Gallo a week ago when I went in to pay the  $100 funwe for  Parking on Staple Street in the […]

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We Arwe 10 Years Old!

September 16, 2012

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       During my  rather legthy correspondence with Jennifer Fuentes about the RESTORE proram, I had cause to go back in my Hotmail Archives, and whatta you KNOW, Restore Access Ward 9 was born 10 years ago this week!   Aderman (at the time) Mike Madsen had just swept through Ward 9 removing all the reserved parking […]

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