Kingston Library Celebrates 20 Years on Green Street

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As of December 2014, the Kingston Public Library has been in the “new” building at 6 Green Street for 20 years. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a few events.

Throughout December and January, the Art Gallery will host an exhibit showing the Kingston Public Library over the last 20 years.

Throughout December, the Library will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue Kingston materials. Details on our website and at the Front Desk.

Presidents Days, December 3, 8, 13, 18, 22, 26 & 30

Three letters signed by United States Presidents, now held by the Local History Room, will be on display in the Library Lobby on selected days in December.

Opening Reception for the KPL exhibit, Saturday, December 6, 2:00 to 4:00

Join us for light refreshments and entertainment by Kingston favorite Bill Alberti in the Children’s Activities Room.

Be sure to visit the Friends of the Library’s Unique Booktique book sale in the Meeting Room from 10:00 to 3:00. All proceeds fund Library activities.

Talk by history teacher Bob Kostka, Saturday, December 13, 2:00 to 3:30

Discussion of a newly discovered 1840 letter from John Quincy Adams to Kingston resident Joseph Beal.

Presentation of proclamation from the state legislature, January 8, 2015

Join us for light refreshments and songs by Kingston’s “Boston Pops” diva Fran Botelho-Hoeg in the Meeting Room.

I hope that you’ll join us, and thank you for 20 years!

 

Sia Stewart

Director

Boston Fire Chief Indicted on Larceny Charges

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Fire engine front view

A fire chief within the Boston Fire Department has been indicted on procurement fraud and larceny charges, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Thursday.

Edward Scigliano IV, 45, of Kingston, Massachusetts, was indicted by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on charges of five counts of procurement fraud and five counts of larceny over $250.

Prosecutors allege that Scigliano stole over $32,000 Boston taxpayer dollars and directed the money for his personal use in two separate instances between 2008 and 2011.

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Sears in Kingston closing in January

KINGSTON – It is one of two Massachusetts stores operated by Sears Holdings Corp. being closed as part of the company’s continuing cost cutting. The company owns Sears and Kmart stores.

The Kmart in Milford closed at the beginning of this month.

The Kingston store’s 73 employees will receive severance and have the chance to apply for employment at other local Sears or Kmart stores, Sears spokesman Howard Riefs said.

A liquidation sale at the Kingston store will begin Oct. 31

About 130 leased and owned Sears stores nationwide either have already closed this year or will be closing by year’s end, according to Sears Holding’s second-quarter earnings report.

The retailer has shifted emphasis to its online Shop Your Way, which accounted for 73 percent of Sears’ transactions and sales, Riefs said.

Sears also has stores at the Hanover Mall and South Shore Plaza, and there are a number of Kmart stores in the region, including one in Braintree.

Read more at http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141025/News/141027366

OLD TOWN HOUSE: Change of plans

Old Town House

The Old Kingston Town House on Green Street

KINGSTON – The owner of the Old Town House plans to turn Kingston’s historic building into a single-family home.

Andrew Higgins announced his plans to the Historical Commission last week, saying he was giving up on his plans to have the property rezoned from residential to a mixed use after being thwarted at every turn.

“I don’t know how else to draw this to a conclusion,” he said.

While there has been tension between the Historical Commission and Higgins about meeting the terms of the preservation restriction for the property, member Walter Hoeg said he just wants to look ahead.
Read more at http://kingston.wickedlocal.com/article/20141108/NEWS/141106912

HALL PROPERTY: Dotting i’s, crossing t’s

KINGSTON – More work needs to be done before the town can send a conservation restriction to the state for approval as part of the archaeological dig project.

It’s expected to take about two more weeks to complete the process, according to Town Administrator Robert Fennessy Friday.

Late last week Selectmen Chairman Elaine Fiore said language needs to be added to the conservation restriction, including language outlining what happens if Public Archaeology Laboratory uncovered a burial site during the clearing of the land and continued removing artifacts.

Read more at http://kingston.wickedlocal.com/article/20141107/NEWS/141107650

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