An extravaganza of opinion on this Tuesday’s election.
Saugerties Times | Opinion
Democrat Dave Clegg and Republican Mike Kavanagh, seeking the post of Ulster County district attorney at Nov. 5’s election, offer voters competing visions of the role of the county’s chief law enforcement officer.
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Saugerties Town Board — a fire commissioner, a doctorate-holder in environmental studies and a retired social studies teacher who has already served 16 years on the board.
Paul Andreassen is challenging Fred Costello Jr. for the town’s top spot.
Republicans don’t hold any seats on the five-member town board at this time. But under one election night scenario, they may hold four on the board come January.
Selections from the print edition.
By the midnight of this awful night the storms had passed, and things had settled down. Where there had been colorful marine meadow, now there was the barren desolation of a fresh 10-inch thick deposit of coarse sediment. Few seafloor creatures were still alive; many had been broken up into a shell hash. As the moon rose over the dark sea floor, the last grains of the finer, lighter sediments were falling out of suspension like a marine dust. The new deposit was settling and compacting under its own weight. It was beginning a long process that would very slowly turn it into limestone. That limestone is still there, exposed along Rte. 9W.
Ulster County executive Pat Ryan believes “the traditional approach to economic development alone will not drive the county’s success for the future.” To that end, last month he formed a working group called Ulster 2040 of what he termed “county business movers and shakers.” That diverse twelve-person group was given nine months to come up with a plan “to align our county with our natural, economic and social strengths, and to make the necessary investments to be successful in these key areas.” Easier said than done.
Local elections are near, and most of this week’s letters concern the candidates for supervisor and town board.
Plenty of opinions about the coming election can be found in this week’s letters section.