Last month, Pete Lopez left office to become the EPA’s District 2 administrator. While the Schoharie County Republican’s domain now spans from the Adirondacks to the Virgin Islands, the estimated 130,000 residents in Lopez’s district, including Saugertiesians, may go unrepresented in the State Assembly until January of 2019.
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When the final absentee ballots were opened eight days after the election, the veteran Republican had defeated opponent Michael MacIsaac by just six votes. In another Saugerties legislative district, Joe Maloney widened his victory over incumbent Chris Allen.
“I’ve been watching my taxes go up every year — I have a chart. It just doesn’t stop.”
Democrats performed well in the races for town office but Republicans appear to have picked up a county legislature seat.
Planners expressed support for the project, but said they wanted to make sure it was done right.
County government has a greater impact on local affairs than most realize. Here’s a look at some of its responsibilities and why it matters who represents you.
The contest for state supreme court justice in the Third Judicial District pits Ulster Democrat Julian Schreibman against Albany County Republican Peter Crummey.
A look at the town and county races in Saugerties.
Town officials say even with the raise, chief Joe Sinagra would be paid less than other area police chiefs, and the raise wouldn’t cause the budget to exceed the state’s 2 percent tax cap.
The process for addressing so-called “zombie houses” is long and drawn out. Saugerties wants to speed it up.