First-term supervisor Shannon Harris is focusingon issues like access to the Hudson and Rondout, agri-tourism, and hamlet-specific issues. (Town residents, unless they’re from the hamlet of Esopus, tend to say they live in Ulster Park, Port Ewen, St. Remy or one of the other hamlets.)
The New York Times says Gareth Rhodes is the best candidate to take on and beat John Faso and this Friday’s This American Life will feature candidate Jeff Beals talking “frankly on the record … about all the stuff going on behind the scenes.”
The new proposal retains a Five Guys restaurant, and includes a Mavis Tire location, an urgent care facility, two more sites for restaurants.
Do you think the system is rigged in favor of corporations and the rich and against everyone else? That fundraising success in a candidate is a signal that they’ll be on the side of the big money and against the little guy when it counts, no matter what they tell you? That we need a sharp-elbowed fighter openly antagonistic to Wall Street, corporate America and members of his own party willing to play ball with those forces? That Democrats are losing not because they aren’t appealing to moderates but because they aren’t supporting bold and sweeping proposals that directly address the problems of the 99 percent? Then Jeff Beals just may be your guy.
A committee chaired by Woodstock Councilman Richard Heppner has proposed to the town board that short term rentals, such as AirBnb, where the owner of the property is not on site require a special use permit from the Planning Board, as well as having the available of a local emergency contact.
Trustees have drafted stricter rules for village parking, following complaints from police about their inability to crack down on drivers parking long-term in non-designated lots.
A local town official, when asked what she thinks of the candidate, says, “She got into the race late, so she’s got a tough road ahead. She has the agricultural community on her side. She’s young and female. Those are all good.”
His weekends include shuttling among forums, meet-and-greets, and festivals where he can chat with voters. On weekdays, he goes to meetings with local Democratic committees and groups representing specific issues such as opioid recovery or Medicare for all. “This Tuesday, we hit meetings in all five counties,” Flynn says.
Ryan believes his profile as a U.S. Military Academy graduate, combat veteran and Kingston native with deep roots in his hometown is the right mix to present progressive ideas, like single-payer healthcare and an assault weapons ban, to a largely rural district split near-evenly between Republicans, Democrats and non-party-enrolled voters.
Gareth Rhodes recently completed his Winnebago trip to all 163 towns in the NY-19. The Ulster County native and former Cuomo aide shares many positions with his competitors for the Democratic nomination. What makes Rhodes different is he spends just as much time talking about local issues that don’t map neatly on to the left vs. right divide, including the lack of a maternity ward in three counties in this district, dealing with falling numbers of volunteer EMTs and firemen and fixing sidewalks damaged by snow plows.