Topics include: In defense of Joe Maloney, the Saugerties legislator accused of an ethics violation; why is Maloney being investigated rather than the big fish?; the unmaking of America; observations on short-term rentals; criticism for politicans.
Partisan gerrymandering — incumbents drawing of legislative districts to keep control of the legislatures — destroys democracy by assuring that majorities don’t rule. It has been described as elected officials choosing their voters, instead of their voters choosing them. Please look for Proposition 1 and remember to vote “Yes.”
A group of Springtown Rd. residents share their concerns about noise and safety.
John Faso is making his congressional race about skin color rather than issues that affect our lives, like education, and health care, and the environment, writes a reader from Ulster Park.
“Players are not protesting the flag or the National Anthem,” writes a reader from Kingston. “If you would like the NFL to show respect for the flag, demand they take the flag off the uniforms, stop carrying the flag horizontally and, for goodness’ sake, get representations of the flag off of beer cans and cups at the stadiums. All of those things are against the U.S. Flag Code, but they happen every game day in the NFL.”
Supporters of Juan Figueroa and Paul VanBlarcum weigh in ahead of the Thursday, Sept. 13 primary.
“If the NFL owners and players’ greed tempts them to dishonor our fallen, then the public has the right and responsibility to abandon them and their sponsors, and the players should be freed to choose whatever form of protest they select on the playing field,” writes a reader from Ulster Park.
Library budget and trustee vote; Saugerties – a future Long Island?; vote for VanBlarcum; thanks for the tree work; why do we need signs in school zones flashing car speed over the summer?; McCain the hero.
Topics include: emergency access to Riccardi Elementary; thanks to veterans; John Faso – outsider; Delgado for Congress; Faso & Trump; 19th tossup.
Selections from this week’s print edition.