After trailing by 465 votes out of about 10,000 district-wide in the Election Day results for the GOP nomination to oppose first-term Democratic congressman Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck this November, Kyle Van DeWater, an up-and-coming Dutchess County lawyer, a decorated Army veteran and a major in the Army Reserves, reversed the numbers with an overwhelming plurality in the absentee ballots against Ola Hawatmeh from Poughkeepsie.
Saugerties Times | Politics & Government
When the large number of Saugerties absentee ballots are counted starting this Wednesday at the Ulster County Board of Elections in Kingston, they will in all probability confirm that incumbent town justice Claudia Andreassen has won the Democratic nomination for a third term as town justice.
The results of the in-person voting for Saugerties Town Judge are in, and so far, Claudia Andreassen has a commanding lead. However, with an increased emphasis on absentee voting, the final results may not be known until early July.
The recently-purchased harvester that will be used to clear weeds from the Esopus Creek has been placed in the water.
Village of Saugerties water bills that went out on June 1 must be paid by July 6 to avoid a penalty, according to the instructions on the bill. This represents an extension of the usual grace period in recognition of the hardships imposed by the coronavirus and resulting unemployment. At its regular meeting on Monday, June 15, the village board agreed to grant an extension of the payment date to July 1.
With one week to go until the primary vote, candidates for the Democratic nomination for Saugerties town justice are accusing one another of claiming endorsements that weren’t granted.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced today the appointment of Lauren Sheeley to be the new public defender. Sheeley, who has served as first assistant county attorney since September 2019, previously worked as the attorney in charge of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.
Saugerties volunteer activist Stan O’Dell is challenging two-term incumbent town justice Claudia Andreassen for the Democratic line in the June 23 primary.
Saugerties Village Trustee Donald Hackett, who had questioned the village’s payment to an attorney who specializes in labor law, has agreed to extend the lawyer’s contract for one year.
The Saugerties Village Board voted unanimously to adopt the 2020-2021 budget, which calls for a reduction in the tax rate from the fiscal 2019-2020 rate of $6 per $1,000 of assessed value to $5.90 per $1,000 at its regular meeting on Monday, May 4.