Sunday, November 16, 2014
On the Kingston Plaza section of the tracks, I want to refute Mike Hein's statement that the wildly successful Thomas The Train & Polar Express events could be held at Mt.Tremper. After showing event planners the sites away from Kingston, CMRR has documentation that they are not interested in the sites away from Kingston, because there are not enough businesses to cater to the event visitors. The event planners indicated that the Kingston Plaza railroad track location is ideal for these events. Please join us in concluding that we should Keep the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks in place so our local businesses can continue to thrive from the CMRR events which are on track of drawing 30,000 visitors per year to the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks.
Friday, October 31, 2014
This morning, I talked with Mike Hein about how I disagreed with his plan to rip up the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks. I mentioned 2 points. 1) The City of Kingston residents and businesses will definitely be hurt by Hein's plan to rip up the Plaza tracks and end the Thomas the Train, Peanuts and the Pumpkin rides and the Polar Express events and 2) the many visitors from out of town and in town to the Plaza train events may include business leaders who begin to like the Kingston area and the train and may want to move a business with jobs to Kingston. However, they will hear local news and people talk about how local leaders, Mike Hein and Shayne Gallo want to rip up the Kingston Plaza tracks and effectively end the fantastic train events, such as Polar Express. Why would businesses want to locate here when they find out that Mike Hein and Shayne Gallo are making plans that will Hurt City of Kingston businesses and residents? Let's tell Mike Hein and Shayne Gallo that we want to keep our railroad tracks at the Kingston Plaza.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Headline ----- Ulster County Government Lawsuit against Wildly Successful Tourist Train at Exit 19 on New York Thruway. ------- This is real good for attracting business to Kingston and Ulster County.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Congratulations to the Catskill Mt. Railroad on the resounding success this past weekend of attracting over 4000 riders to their Thomas the Train ride at the Kingston Plaza railroad tracks. Kingston has finally found a high power, visible Tourist attraction that will continue to draw new people and new money to Kingston and Ulster County, year-round. Let's urge Mayor Gallo and County Executive Hein and the Ulster County Legislature to get On-board the tremendous Tourism Attraction.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
I respectfully disagree with the Kingston Land Trust. My top priority is to keep the railroad operating as it does now from the Kingston Plaza to the the Hurley Corn fields. I urge residents that agree with me to call their county legislators to tell them to Leave the Kingston Plaza railroad in operation. Tell them to vote NO next Tuesday, August 19, 2014 on Lynn. Archer's Ulster Legislature Resolution 275 which wants to rip up the Kingston Plaza railroad for a hiking, biking trail. Vote NO on 275 which will allow our children, disabled, seniors, parents and tourists to enjoy the short train ride from the Kingston Plaza to the Hurley Flats.
Remember the old Broadway Kingston Post Office that was torn down for a Jack in the Box.
Let's not make another foolish mistake with the Kingston Plaza Train Ride.