Contractors began ripping up 11.5 miles of county-owned U&D tracks at the Ashokan Reservoir last week to create a rail trail. Meanwhile, the rail operation at the eastern (Kingston) end of the tracks reported just over 24,000 riders on its Polar Express run from Kingston Plaza to West Hurley last November and December.
The Democrats suffer no such restrictions as Ronald Reagan’s famous Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans.” Take Democrat assemblyperson Kevin Cahill’s unloading on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state-of-the-state message last week. Badda-bing!
Politics being a game of deliberate deception, I strongly advise readers to take the many political polls that will be issued this year with a pillar of salt.
The showcase contest in 2018 will be the Congress race, with incumbent Republican John Faso looking like Custer at Little Big Horn.
This edition marks the 25th anniversary of Hugh’s Christmas list. As Hugh has detailed in the past, each one-line mention can require a hundred words of explanation. If you’re on the list, you know what he means. Otherwise- good luck!
When government officials routinely appropriate rather large sums to balance their budgets, it seems to me the books weren’t really balanced in the first place. It’s like a floating crap game, with the public putting up the stakes.
In Rally Point, his third book, former Congressman Chris Gibson uses his own life journey as an Army combat commander, three-term Republican congressman and college professor as a template to return the country to its founding values, “under God,” and future prosperity.
Hinchey, in many ways, redefined politics in these parts. He didn’t just show up in October of election years. He was everywhere, all the time.
I don’t know why Bonnie Parker’s poem popped into my head after the counting of the absentee ballots last week relegated
According to Ulster County Executive Mike Hein, it took something like 60 seconds for him to reject out of hand a proposal last summer that the county assume ownership of the failing Wiltwyck Golf Club in the Town of Ulster.