Saugerties Village Mayor William Murphy easily won his fifth full term in office, defeating challenger Donald Hackett, 326–154. Incumbent Village Trustees were also re-elected, with Jeannine Mayer receiving 349, Brian Martin, 330 and Jeff Helmuth, 302. Challenger Stephen Beckert was turned away, tallying 170 votes.
Saugerties Times | Politics & Government
The town of Saugerties will cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and make an annual profit from a two-megawatt solar array slated for the town landfill.
Voters will select a mayor and three trustees.
A first-term councilman is challenging a first-term supervisor, but both are familiar faces in town politics.
Mayor Bill Murphy is seeking his fifth full term in elections to be held later this month. He’s being challenged by trustee Don Hackett.
Town councilman and lifelong Saugerties resident Paul Andreassen announced March 2 his intentions of running for town supervisor this November.
Allen, who previously represented District 2 from 2015-17, bested Town Board member John Schoonmaker for the Democratic endorsement at the county convention.
‘I have nothing personal against Bill Murphy [mayor William Murphy],” said village trustee Donald Hackett. “This is just business.”
The proposed zoning change on Teetsel Street to allow for twelve townhouse units. Current zoning allows for single-family and two-family homes, but not for attached townhouses.
The first registered Republican announced his candidacy this week for the District 2 seat on the county legislature. Al Bruno, 58, said he hopes to bring family and constitutional values back to the increasingly Democratic legislative body.