Wednesday, February 14, 2024

2024 State of the County Address

On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger delivered her State of the County Address at Upstate Films' Orpheum Theatre in Saugerties, NY. She reflected on her administration's work in 2023 and previewed initiatives for the coming year and what’s ahead for Ulster County. YouTube Channel Link to https://www.youtube.com/@UlsterCountyExec

Ulster County Legislature February 13, 2024

Video provided by Ulster County. Resolutions http://ulstercountyny.gov/legislature 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Snow Emergency Declared in City of Kingston

               

Snow Emergency declared beginning Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00AM. Parking restrictions in effect beginning at 6:00AM.

February 13 IS AN ODD DAY. See more

Due the forecast of 4-6 inches snow accumulation, the City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, with parking restrictions in effect at 6:00am.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Affordable Connectivity Program Is Winding Down

The FCC announced that, without action from Congress, Affordable Connectivity program funding is expected to last through April 2024, running out completely in May. The program will stop enrolling new applicants on February 7, 2024. Consumers currently enrolled in the program will be notified by their providers about the possible end of the program and the impact on their households' internet bills once the ACP benefit is no longer available. More information: Here

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Archtop Fiber Internet Breaks Ground in Kingston


Archtop Fiber has broken ground to install and launch a new, 100% fiber, multi-gig Internet service that will provide faster connections for Kingston residents.

Archtop Fiber will provide Internet speeds up to 10Gbps and will offer symmetrical upload and download speeds to meet the rising demand for more robust connectivity as data usage and cloud adoption increase. The new broadband network will support more efficient streaming, a house full of Wi-Fi connected devices, video conferencing, e-commerce, and more. Internet service is anticipated to roll out neighborhood by neighborhood and be fully available this winter.

“Archtop Fiber empower the City of Kingston’s businesses and residents with more connectivity and tech jobs, while helping us achieve our goal to build a more sustainable community that promotes environmental stewardship,” said Mayor Noble. “Fiber is one of the greenest types of broadband available, using up to twelve times less energy than traditional cable providers. Archtop’s new network will enable us to significantly reduce the release of greenhouse gas emissions and protect our natural resources in this area.”

The first phase of installation has begun with the use of 74 existing Central Hudson utility poles for aerial fiber deployment. The second phase of installation includes microtrenching, a minimally intrusive process that enables fiber lines to run through very narrow underground trenches, which will begin in the next couple of weeks. Microtrenching is performed with special equipment and will not require street closings. Up to 1,500 feet of fiber optics can be run in one day in trenches measuring approximately 1 inch wide.

To learn more about Archtop Fiber and ongoing installation work in Kingston, visit www.archtopfiber.com.

From the Mayor's Message Newsletter December 1, 2023 - In this issue: