Ulster County pols say the vote, which would happen just months before the general election, would be costly and confusing to voters.
The Shandaken town board voted on February 4 to raise the wages of paramedics in the hope of attracting more employees to the ambulance service.
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Noble’s decision marks the end of a political career that’s spanned 22 years and four mayors, and witnessed Kingston’s slow and painful emergence from post-industrial economic blight at the end of the 20th century into a new more hopeful 21st.
The first registered Republican announced his candidacy this week for the District 2 seat on the county legislature. Al Bruno, 58, said he hopes to bring family and constitutional values back to the increasingly Democratic legislative body.
Former Woodstock Supervisor Jeff Moran announced his candidacy for Ulster County Executive, becoming the fourth in the race seeking to replace Michael Hein.
District Attorney Holley Carnright announced today that he would not seek a fourth four-year term in office. Instead, the long-serving DA has endorsed his chief assistant, Michael J. Kavanagh to succeed him.
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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.
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.