The party faithful say last week’s election drubbing had nothing to do with it.
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For those who’ve stood on Kingston street corners beginning to wonder whether they might have missed the hourly Citibus, help might be on the way.
The legislation fulfills a December 2016 compromise which allowed Catskill Mountain Railroad to operate its tourist trains from Kingston to West Hurley while the county moved forward with plans to establish the Ashokan hiking/biking trail.
Ulster County sheriff Paul VanBlarcum stirred controversy this weekend with a post on the sheriff’s department’s official Facebook page calling for a boycott of the NFL over the Veterans’ Day weekend in to protest some players kneeling during pre-game performances of the national anthem.
The fabled golf course in the town of Ulster is under severe financial pressure. Short of taking a Mulligan, the volunteer directors of the Wiltwyck Golf Club in the Town of Ulster say they have done everything they can think of to save the facility, including a discussion to sell it to the county government last July as an all-season recreation destination.
A local activist group plans to file a formal complaint against Kingston police officers who, they charge, used a Taser on a man 21 times during a 2015 scuffle on Broadway that was caught on a police dashboard camera and the man’s cell phone.
The blowout by Democrats in the ward races was offset by a single Republican victory in the County Legislature’s District 7, where Democrat-turned-Republican Brian Woltman defeated freshman Democratic lawmaker Jennifer Schwartz Berky.
The race in county legislature District 6, which covers the city’s third, fifth and ninth wards, features a contest between Dave Donaldson on the Democratic and Working Families party lines and Jean Jacobs running on the Republican and Independence Party Lines.
The race for Ulster County Legislature’s seventh district was roiled last week by the release of a dashcam video of a May 24 incident involving Berky and Town of Ulster Police Officer Gary Short.
Two Democratic candidates racing to unseat Republican incumbent John Faso outraised him in the third quarter of 2017, indicating plenty of interest in the New York’s 19th congressional district race.