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Third-party candidate launches bid for Kingston mayor

Third-party candidate launches bid for Kingston mayor

Kingston Mayor Steve Noble has spent the past three years outlining a progressive vision for Kingston. But a newcomer to city politics, Ethan Scott Barnett, says he sees a gap between that vision and the reality of ragged streets, underfunded parks and a proposal to build a luxury apartment complex in a city where too many residents struggle to keep any kind of roof over their heads.

Auerbach quits Ulster County comptroller job; two candidates emerge

Auerbach quits Ulster County comptroller job; two candidates emerge

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach said this week he will step down later this month to take a new post in the office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. So far, two candidates — both Democrats — have stepped forward to seek the comptroller’s office: not-for-profit administrator March Gallagher and County Director of Accountability, Compliance and Efficiency Lisa Cutten.