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Kingston July 4 raft race adds $100 prize, Golden Paddle award

By Kaitlin Keane

The city of Kingston’s raft is going to be under new management, so to speak, at this year’s July 4th homemade raft race.

Former City manager Jim Pinkerton had been the captain of the Kingston raft for the past five years, but he retired in April.

New Kingston City Manaer David Bolling has agreed to take the helm at the city’s big festival.

He’s been warned he might get wet. The Kingston crew tends to have a friendly mutiny every year toward the end of the race.

Bolling is uniquely qualified to lead a team of paddlers.


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