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Teachout is in for Congress

Teachout is in for Congress

Zephyr Teachout, the noted progressive who mounted a serious challenge to Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial primary, announced Monday she will seek the Democratic line for the 19th Congressional District seat. “Throughout my career, I’ve never been afraid to stand up for ordinary citizens whose voices are drowned out by special interests, big...
Auerbach rules out bid for Congress

Auerbach rules out bid for Congress

Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach announced over the weekend that he will not seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 19th District. “I love what I do. I love where I live. I love the people around me,” Auerbach said. Auerbach, 63, a former Ellenville mayor, is serving his third term as comptroller. County...
Congressional update: Enter Teachout?

Congressional update: Enter Teachout?

June 28, primary day for the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District, is just about half a year from now, but the process is warming up. While Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach, who’s expressed interest in the Democratic line after County Executive Mike Hein decided to keep his hat on his head last month,...
Andrew Heaney, Millbrook businessman and political neophyte, is running for Congress

Andrew Heaney, Millbrook businessman and political neophyte, is running for Congress

Businessman Andrew Heaney, with roots in Long Island and Queens and now a Dutchess resident, allows that his quest for the Republican nomination for Congress might be considered “a little preposterous” at this stage of his life, what with young children and a new startup. He nevertheless believes his candidacy would give voice to what...
Democratic chairs urge Hein to run for Congress; three Republicans already in

Democratic chairs urge Hein to run for Congress; three Republicans already in

The ink may barely be dry on the ballots from Election Day, but politicos in the 11 counties that make up New York’s 19th Congressional District are already looking ahead to next year when the House of Representatives seat, currently held by Republican Chris Gibson, will be up for grabs. In January, fresh off a...
Editorial: Noble’s the city’s best option

Editorial: Noble’s the city’s best option

Come Jan. 1, 2016 — unless Shayne Gallo’s supporters manage to pull off the greatest write-in campaign in local history — Kingston will have a new mayor. We think the best choice to lead the city is Steve Noble, the Democratic and Green parties’ nominee. Throughout the campaign, Noble has shown he’s smart, advocates an...
WFP endorses Steve Noble

WFP endorses Steve Noble

As reported in this week’s print edition, the Working Families Party has endorsed Steve Noble for mayor. Here’s a statement from Phillip Leber, the party’s Hudson regional political director, issued Friday afternoon: “We are proud to endorse Steve Noble for Mayor of Kingston. We share Steve’s vision for a prosperous, vibrant Kingston that works for all...
Gallo's ballot-lines hearing set for Thursday

Gallo’s ballot-lines hearing set for Thursday

UPDATE: Judge denies Gallo appeal The state Supreme Court hearing on Mayor Shayne Gallo’s appeal to remain on the Independence and Conservative party lines in November’s election has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon, July 30 before Judge Michael Melkonian. The Ulster County Board of Elections ruled last week that Gallo, a Democrat, had missed the...
Gallo bounced off of Conservative, Indy primary lines

Gallo bounced off of Conservative, Indy primary lines

(Editor’s note: Updated with Steve Noble comment, the Gallo campaign’s pending court appeal and an accurate number of how many signatures Gallo would need to form his own line for the November ballot.) For Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo, the stakes in September’s Democratic Primary contest just got a whole lot higher. A late filing by...
Editorial: Neutral party for Noble grants probe

Editorial: Neutral party for Noble grants probe

The world’s biggest salt mine, in case you didn’t know, is in Goderich, a town in southern Ontario. It is capable of producing some 9 million tons of salt a year. And it is with all the salt in Goderich the people of Kingston should take any investigation of the job competence of Steve Noble,...
Hugh Reynolds: Interpretive Center inspiration

Hugh Reynolds: Interpretive Center inspiration

Long, long after the celestial event, it has been revealed that the original idea for the soon to be dedicated Maurice Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center at Mount Tremper came, literally, from on high. According to Ulster Publishing publisher Geddy Sveikauskas, he and then-assemblyman Maurice Hinchey were hiking in the majestic hills around Mount Tremper some...
Bernardo wants to take on Hein, but doesn't get official GOP nod

Bernardo wants to take on Hein, but doesn’t get official GOP nod

Former legislature chairwoman Terry Bernardo of Rochester says she’ll run for county executive despite being denied the opportunity to have her name placed in nomination at the Republican Party’s annual convention in Kingston on Wednesday night. Bernardo was in the audience with an acceptance speech in hand when party Chairman Roger Rascoe announced that the...