Hugh Reynolds

Hugh Reynolds: Faso needs a strategy

Hugh Reynolds: Faso needs a strategy

Congressman Faso has decided that large town hall meetings are unproductive, staged and a waste of his own and everyone’s else’s time. I think he’s wrong on every count. These rallies may not represent all the voices of a bitterly divided people, but they are people and they have voices.

Hugh Reynolds: Bad apples annoy Mike Hein

Hugh Reynolds: Bad apples annoy Mike Hein

Damned media! Ulster County Executive Mike Hein served up an estimated 4,000 words on dozens of subjects at his ninth annual state of the county address last week in New Paltz. What did most of the media pick up? Only a passing gotcha, complete with fuzzy Muppets graphics of two tired old bad apples who had the gall to question several executive initiatives over the past few years.

Hugh Reynolds: Will Preet Bharara’s latest corruption probe ensnare Ulster Dems?

Hugh Reynolds: Will Preet Bharara’s latest corruption probe ensnare Ulster Dems?

In 2015, Bill de Blasio’s Campaign for New York, since disbanded, was called to task for funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars through upstate Democratic committees in a failed attempt to elect a Democratic state senate. One of those county committees, to the tune of some $350,000, was Ulster County. Some locals dared call the activity money-laundering, charges denied by county Chairman Frank Cardinale, who said his committee acted entirely within the law.