U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) voted today in favor of the Raise the Wage Act, would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 over six years.
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Former village police chief led this year’s July 4 parade; should the rules regarding the right-of-way between Stella’s Station and Bluestone Roasting Co. be changed? Speed bumps at the village beach? Climate resiliency study.
‘People push that darned button, and they were walking in front of cars, and I didn’t see one patrolman during the 45 minutes that I was inside [ a local restaurant],” said trustee Terry Parisian. “I saw a dad, with a stroller, push his kid right in front of a car. Clearly, it was red, all the way around.”
“In light of statements and threats coming out of Washington, D.C., we are here to make a clear, unequivocal statement about our values as a county and about our values as a community,” said County Executive Pat Ryan. “We reject division, we reject fear-mongering, we reject xenophobia.”
Town Supervisor incumbent Fred Costello Jr. and County Legislature District 2 candidate John Schoonmaker enjoyed victories in their primary races Tuesday.
Newly installed County Executive Pat Ryan said this week that a proposed solar array in Saugerties and an executive order he issued calling on county government to be 100 percent dependent on renewable energy by 2030 are concrete steps in his campaign trail pledge for a “Green New Deal” for Ulster County.
On June 25, the pair will face off in a primary for the Independence party line on the November 5 generally election ballot; currently, Costello has secured endorsements with the Democratic and Working Families parties, while Andreassen will hold Republican and Conservative party lines. Regardless of the outcome of this first skirmish, the two will again square off in the November general election.
The race for the District 2 seat in the county legislature, to be vacated by incumbent Joe Maloney, is both complicated and well-populated. The first stage of it takes place this coming Tuesday, June 25, with a number of primaries.
By at 4-0 vote, with one abstention, the Saugerties Town Board voted to replace the deteriorating roof and walls of the Kiwanis Ice Arena, for an estimated $1.3 million. Construction is expected to begin in a month and to be completed in September.
Clad in shorts and helmets, cops on bicycles may seem to be less intimidating than officers strapped into police cars, but apparently that is considered one of the advantages of bike patrols. After watching officers train, learning to quickly navigate stairs and apprehend violent individuals on two wheels, a bystander may rethink their preconceptions.