Posts tagged "Andi Turco-Levin"
The Gallo Restoration: Shayne is city’s next mayor

The Gallo Restoration: Shayne is city’s next mayor

Back on Sept. 13, Shayne Gallo stood grimly in his spartan Broadway headquarters surrounded by a small cadre of Working Families Party volunteers, a handful of supporters, and his mother as he watched his chance at the mayor’s office ebb with the numbers flowing in — numbers which showed his opponent, Ninth Ward Alderman Hayes...
Reynolds: Time to get serious

Reynolds: Time to get serious

Experience suggests that most registered voters will decide who they plan to vote for — if they plan to vote at all — some time between this weekend and next Tuesday. For the first time since 1987, when Republican Dick White decided against a third term, candidates for the mayoralty of Kingston will be seeking...
Reynolds: Early-morning mayoral theater

Reynolds: Early-morning mayoral theater

Last week’s breakfast face-off among Kingston mayoral candidates at the Holiday Inn wasn’t much. Blame it on me-too candidates more intent on avoiding errors than scoring points. No one should have been surprised. I mean, what did they expect, four grown men wrestling around on the floor? This was the Kingston chamber of commerce, after...
Letters to the editor, Oct. 13, 2011

Letters to the editor, Oct. 13, 2011

A friendly reminder The edition of Oct. 27 will be the last edition in which letters criticizing a candidate for office in the Nov. 8 general election are printed, so as to allow for a response from a candidate or the candidate’s supporters. Letters endorsing a candidate which contain no criticism of his or her...
Backers to retool Midtown business improvement district plan

Backers to retool Midtown business improvement district plan

Two years and $50,000 after a business group embarked on an ambitious effort to institute a business improvement district for the Broadway corridor, the plan is on hold after coming under heavy criticism from property owners and political leaders. The idea for a BID originated in 2009 when the city allocated $50,000 in federal entitlement...
Letters to the editor, Sept. 29, 2011

Letters to the editor, Sept. 29, 2011

A letter of thanks As the dust now settles from the mayor’s primary results I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who were the driving force behind the vision for a better City of Kingston. When the results came so close, within 7 to 10 votes, you realize how important...
Could GOP infighting hand Democrats the mayor’s office?

Could GOP infighting hand Democrats the mayor’s office?

After nearly two weeks of see-sawing vote counts and gut-churning uncertainty, the race for Kingston’s City Hall finally came into focus this week with three candidates emerging from a bruising primary process that saw party favorites falling to under-funded grass-roots campaigners. For Democrats, that means Shayne Gallo, a city attorney and brother of the late...
The unexpected should have been expected

The unexpected should have been expected

  For the progressive, forward-looking and (mostly) non-native types we like to neatly wrap up with the handy label “new Kingston,” the mayoral primaries couldn’t have come out worse. Both their candidates — Hayes Clement and Andi Turco-Levin — went from being the presumptive nominees (and their parties’ hierarchies’ anointed choices, by the way) to...
Gallo leads Clement, Polacco edges Turco-Levin

Gallo leads Clement, Polacco edges Turco-Levin

A decision by a state Supreme Court judge could be all that stands between Kingston Democratic mayoral hopeful Hayes Clement’s elimination from November’s general election. Meanwhile, Republican Andi Turco-Levin who, like Clement, had been her party’s favorite in the primary, suffered a stunning upset when absentee ballots cast for fellow alderman Ron Polacco overcame her...
Mayor’s race: Absentee ballots to be counted tomorrow morning

Mayor’s race: Absentee ballots to be counted tomorrow morning

Those who would be Kingston’s next mayor should — but might not — know by the end of Wednesday if they’ve survived the primary and made it onto Nov. 8’s general election ballot. The scene was set for Wednesday morning’s dramatic recanvassing and opening of absentee ballots by too-close-to-call unofficial results in last Tuesday’s primaries....
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 15, 2011

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 15, 2011

Time for a change It’s almost been a year since we learned that Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency’s chief executive was fired after employees complained about bullying, sexual harassment, documents being falsified, improper storage of waste materials and unsafe work conditions. Apparently, some of those concerns were investigated by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office,...
Reynolds: Tough going for primary 'winners'

Reynolds: Tough going for primary ‘winners’

Like Kingston’s mean streets, (apparent) Republican nominee Andi Turco-Levin faces a rough road ahead in the general election. Assuming Democrat Hayes Clement’s whisker-thin six-vote primary victory over challenger Shayne Gallo — with perhaps a little more than a hundred absentee ballots to be counted — holds up, the finalists in November will be running on...