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Ulster considers public financing for elections

Ulster considers public financing for elections

The county’s proposed campaign finance reform law, which would allow candidates for  countywide office or county legislature to tap into a $75,000 fund per year in county money for their campaigns prompted more than a dozen speakers, over half of whom were in opposition and emphatic about their positions, and about 50 onlookers at the county legislature’s public hearing on the proposed law on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Ulster County Legislature candidate accused of criminal trespass

Ulster County Legislature candidate accused of criminal trespass

Charges against District 2 County Legislature candidate Christopher P. Allen alleging criminal trespass have been filed with the Village of Saugerties Court. According to the complaint, lodged by Saugerties resident Paul Fowler, at about 7:58 p.m. on Oct. 30, Allen entered his residence through an unlocked door and verbally harassed him and his girlfriend, Gail Serris, for approximately five minutes. Allen called the whole thing “a bunch of lies.”