Topics include: Let Mayor Noble do his job; I’m for Delgado; Opioids … me?; McLean is trying; I’m for Rhodes.
Kingston Times | Opinion
Say what you will about retiring the Republican state senators John Bonacic and Bill Larkin, but they brought home the bacon.
I wonder whether Andrew Cuomo had any idea before he took the stage at Sunday’s “blue-wave” Democratic rally in Kingston that his two-time running mate, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, would be accused of multiple instances of abusing women the next day. And resign a day later.
Kingston PBA breaks silence; boarding house is not a boutique hotel.
Bonacic’s retirement announcement last week did not come as a huge surprise to those who follow these things. He’s been inching toward the door for at least the last two terms, allowing speculation to foment before returning to the lists. He will be 76 in June. His signature achievement after 20 years in the House of Lords was the opening this year of the near-billion-dollar Resorts World Catskills in Sullivan County.
Topics include: Gang coverage creating fear; GlidePath is the wrong idea.
Those who try to figure out how power flows in Ulster County government might find the following of interest. Let’s call it the last autopsy.
Carnright is wrong; can we trust Steve Noble?
Several weeks ago I filed a column item tagged “Everyone Loves Nina,” a send-up in my mind on the long-running TV comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Therein, tongue-in-cheek, I then described county legislature Democratic minority leader Hector Rodriguez of New Paltz as “an Hispanic terrier named Hector.” That was ill-considered and hurtful. I apologize.
Gubernatorial candidate Marcus Molinaro’s enlistment of former congressman Chris Gibson as his campaign manager may have come as a surprise to some, given Gibson’s retirement from politics for family reasons two years ago.