Maurice Hinchey to step down

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, congressman for our area since 1993, was scheduled to announce his year-end retirement Thursday, January 19 at 1 p.m. at the same place he launched his first House bid 20 years ago — the Senate House in Uptown Kingston.

Shortly after the blog Politico on Wednesday cited “Democratic insiders” as saying Hinchey, who has been battling colon cancer and has undergone three operations for it in recent months, would step down, his office sent out its own statement that the congressman would not run for reelection in 2012.

“While it is incredibly hard to . . .

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