Heather Heddleson
Town Historian

845-336-8853 ext.120


By Appointment

Town History


Bluestone Industry


Highway Dept.

Our Veterans

Sawkill Fire Co.

Schools in Town

Siemsen Tribute

St. Ann's Church

Sweet Meadows

Tales of the Town


By the 1950’s the Town of Kingston saw the growth of suburban life.  IBM became the driving force behind employment in the area.  With this growth came a need for housing.  The Sawkill Creek which had always been a problem with flooding became a bigger issue with the development of Sweet Meadows.   In 1981, the residents of Sweet Meadows, friends and neighbors from other parts of the town banded together to have a “rock picking party”.  This action drew some county-wide attention to the flooding problem and led to a clean out of the creek.  However, this did not solve the problem and some flooding still persists during heavy rains.  In 2015 the County began a Flood Prevention Project whereby a box culvert was installed to help direct water from the back creek into the Sawkill.  This has led to much better conditions during times of heavy rain.