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.
For what it’s worth, the unofficial returns indicate Republicans will (barely) hold their majority in the county legislature, regardless of which caucus John Parete of Olive chooses to rest his ailing left shoulder.
The tape indicated that Gary Short, who may have thought he had pulled over Tonya Harding, should be nominated for sainthood, if not promoted to sergeant.
To me, unopposed races represent a failure of our two-party system. At best, it rewards a stellar official with a free ride after long service. At worst, it’s a result of backdoor conniving between political leaders to deprive people of a choice.
Democrats need win only one more seat to take back the legislature. I like their chances.
Plenty of money circulating in the 19th congressional district ahead of 2018 race, but not from outside; making sense of a surprisingly low bid for the new family court; some other assorted odds and ends.
All marching orders for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $10 million Kingston grant announcement last week came from headquarters in Albany. And that included the designation of invited guests.
Last week’s primary results indicate that at least five of 23 incumbent Ulster County legislators won’t be back come next year, maybe more. It’s an unusually high turnover.
As the populations of Ulster County towns go, Marbletown, with 5,607 souls, is a bit on the low side of the gauge. But for a few days last week it was the epicenter of county politics
Faso is a smooth operator. This doesn’t necessarily mean slippery or evasive, as some critics contended, though he was that and more on occasion.