Politics & Government

In wake of Maloney ethics fine, Conservative Party chair asks state AG to probe

In wake of Maloney ethics fine, Conservative Party chair asks state AG to probe

The decision of the county executive-appointed county ethics board to fine freshman legislator Joe Maloney $7,000 — half his annual salary — led to a session of ethical hot potato this week when the chairman of the county’s Conservative Party wrote to Attorney General Letitia James, imploring her to conduct a review of the board’s decision and what Conservative chair Jack Hayes is calling possible illegal activities carried out by the Hein administration.

Clegg launches run for district attorney

Clegg launches run for district attorney

Six months after he lost the bruising Democratic congressional primary to Antonio Delgado, the Woodstock attorney announced his candidacy for Ulster County district attorney. In a speech on the county courthouse steps, Clegg outlined a bold vision for a criminal justice system built around concepts of “restorative justice” that works to unwind a previous generation’s focus on punishment and prison.