Kingston's million-dollar sinkhole

In the Daily Freeman today: A sinkhole on Washington Avenue in the city of Kingston is threatening gas, water, and sewer pipes underground, and a city engineer says it could take $1 million to fix it.

Ralph Swenson told members of the Common Council’s Finance/Economic Development Committee on Wednesday that the sinkhole on Washington Avenue at Linderman Avenue, which opened in April, could wind up causing significant damage to the pipes.

Already, Swenson said, a water pipe in the area has sustained some damage and needs repair.

The city has already spent $250,000 on temporary fixes for the sinkhole only to have it reopen, Freeman reporter Paul Kirby writes.

Washington Avenue is currently closed from Linderman Avenue to Route 32 with no end in sight -- a situation that's aggravating at least one SeeClickFix user. The online service allows people to map and report problem spots in their communities.