Sunday, October 13, 2019

Full Moon on October 13 2019



The 2019 October Full Moon is called the Hunter's Moon.  According to the Farmer's Almanac, the Hunter's Moon gets its name from the Native Americans. After the harvest, animals would come to the fields for scraps. With the full moon, it was easier to see deer and other animals and successfully hunt in the darkness.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ulster County DA warms of 'Avoid Internet Dating Scams

FROM: HOLLEY CARNRIGHT
DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2019
RE: PRESS RELEASE – AVOID INTERNET DATING SCAMS


The growing popularity of online dating - coupled with anonymity - has led to an increase in Internet dating scams, according to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Division of Consumer Affairs. Consumers can minimize the risk by following a few simple rules:

•       Use a reputable dating site which requires the use of a credit card. This is safer than a free site or chat room;
•       Beware of emails that don’t seem to follow earlier conversations or contradict things previously said. Your “date” could be using a script copied from a previous target;
•       Steer clear of any “date” that asks you to send money;
•       Do not give out personal/financial information such as home address, phone number, bank account or credit card number;
•       Do not deposit a check or money order from your “date” in your bank account, especially if they request you forward a portion of the money;
•       Ask for more than one photograph. It is difficult for a scammer to fake more than one. If you sense discomfort or vagueness on the other end, be suspicious;
•       Follow your instincts and ask questions. If something feels wrong, it probably is. If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.

If you encounter any of the aforementioned red flags, it may be wise to discontinue the communication. Consumer Affairs can be reached at 340-3260.

City of Kingston and DPW Announce Foxhall Paving Completion


KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and DPW Superintendent Edward Norman are pleased to announce the completion of paving on Foxhall Avenue has been scheduled. Milling will begin on or around October 15, weather depending, on Foxhall Ave from Stephan Street to Hasbrouck Avenue. Paving work will occur the following week and will be completed by October 25, weather depending.

“I am happy to report that our DPW has worked very hard to get the remainder of Foxhall Avenue paved this season,” said Mayor Noble. “DPW crews are currently out working on the sewer line on Foxhall to ensure the sewers are in good condition before paving.”

There will be intermittent traffic detours in place from now through the milling and paving work. Drivers should expect delays or seek alternate routes.

The City of Kingston has created an online hub for all things paving, including a list of streets paved in 2019, photos from current projects, letters to residents regarding upcoming roadwork, and forthcoming projects that involve paving. Visit www.kingston-ny.gov/paving for more information.

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