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County executive calls retiring legislator “unfit for public service”

County executive calls retiring legislator “unfit for public service”

“Legislator [Hector] Rodriguez violated the public trust, violated women, and is unfit for public service,” wrote Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan upon receipt last Friday of an independent investigative report from a partner in an Albany law firm addressed to county personnel officer Sheree Cross. Rodriguez’s disturbing actions constituted a gross violation of the public trust, Ryan wrote. Had they involved any member of his administration, they would have led to summary dismissal.

Miller Band and Marty Stuart At UPAC

Miller Band and Marty Stuart At UPAC

The Steve Miller Band, a mainstay of the ’60s San Francisco music scene will top a fine double bill beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. Also appearing will be Grammy winning country start Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives.

Wax rhapsodic at New Paltz’s new candle store

Wax rhapsodic at New Paltz’s new candle store

New Paltz has not had a candle store in decades. Does that make sense, in a community known for its hippie culture, hordes of souvenir-hunting visitors from the Big Apple and occasional power outages? Ingrid Heins doesn’t think so. “Everybody buys candles,” she says. “Everybody likes candles.”