Hugh Reynolds

Hein for Congress: Will he or won’t he?

Hein for Congress: Will he or won’t he?

Two years ago, Ulster County executive Mike Hein delayed a decision on whether to run for Congress until almost the eleventh hour. With Hein the party-supported front-runner, other Democrats held fire on Hein’s announcement. That delay cost eventual Democratic candidates time and money. This time around, no one’s waiting.

Hugh Reynolds: Where will the firefighters train?

Hugh Reynolds: Where will the firefighters train?

The good news for Ulster County government is that the current squabble over the location of a fire training facility will probably end happily. A year or two from now, beaming officials and fire chiefs will be cutting a ribbon at a relatively isolated location. But not, I predict, on Cottekill Road, the county’s first choice, but near the residences of visibly surprised owners.