Posts tagged "Jim Quigley"
Hugh Reynolds: Niagara falls?

Hugh Reynolds: Niagara falls?

As of this writing, nobody outside its corporate offices knows for sure whether Niagara Bottling will locate a new plant in Lake Katrine after being turned down last week for state funding. According to sources close to the scene, the deal between Niagara and the Town of Ulster was one of those XYZ arrangements, as...
Two sides: Town Board hears from Niagara plan’s friends and foes

Two sides: Town Board hears from Niagara plan’s friends and foes

The Town of Ulster two weeks ago affirmed its intent to declare lead agency in the environmental review process of a proposed Niagara Bottling facility off Boice’s Lane, not far from the Lower Esopus Creek. During a public comment session following the town board’s agenda at its Oct. 16 meeting, councilmen heard from both supporters and...
We’ve got this: Town of Ulster to lead vetting for bottling plant

We’ve got this: Town of Ulster to lead vetting for bottling plant

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has declined to take a lead role in reviewing a plan for a proposed water bottling plant in the Town of Ulster. The decision comes despite pleas from opponents of the plant who had hoped for what they believed would be a more rigorous review by the state agency....
Destination unknown: Town wrestles with what to do with the town hall

Destination unknown: Town wrestles with what to do with the town hall

The future of the Town of Ulster’s town hall is still unclear, though town officials and a committee appointed earlier this year to study the issue seem to agree that the sooner something is done about finding a home for the police department, at least, the better. “The town government is functioning and the delivery...

TaxCity: Former IBM site’s owner suing for lower assessment

The ongoing power struggle between the Town of Ulster and local commercial and light-industrial campus TechCity is still going strong, with the latter recently heading back to court to seek significant assessment reductions for the past three years. With trial court arguments already completed, attorneys representing both sides will have 30 days after the receipt...
Hugh Reynolds: Whack and roll

Hugh Reynolds: Whack and roll

Mostly because they can’t help themselves, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Assemblyman Kevin Cahill keep on fighting their war of words over sales-tax legislation. Last week’s exchange of nasty letters was mostly, metaphysically speaking, about the shape of the meeting table should they ever get together in the same room. There was one interesting...
Quigley’s (almost) everybody’s pick

Quigley’s (almost) everybody’s pick

The Town of Ulster’s Republican caucus last week saw Supervisor James E. Quigley, III, move one step closer to keeping his seat for a third two-year term. Republicans also chose first-time candidate Andrew Stavropoulos and incumbent Councilman John Morrow to fill out the party slate in November. Both town GOPers and Democrats passed on re-nominating...
Hugh Reynolds: Elliott Auerbach, you will be opposed

Hugh Reynolds: Elliott Auerbach, you will be opposed

And then there was Linda McDonough, last-minute volunteer on the Republican ticket for county comptroller for the suddenly departed Jim Quigley. McDonough, 56, of Lake Katrine will face many of the challenges Quigley perceived, but will be without Quigley’s deep pockets and without the gravitas he brought as a reformist town supervisor. This will be...
Hugh Reynolds: Hail to the ex-chief

Hugh Reynolds: Hail to the ex-chief

Call it the end of an era or at least the end of a really long career. Former Daily Freeman publisher Ira Fusfeld, 65, will retire next week after almost 43 years at the paper. Joining the Freeman as a sportswriter straight out of SUNY New Paltz in 1970, “Fuzz,” as he was known to...

Quigley drops comptroller bid, says he won’t re-up as Ulster town supervisor

Barely six weeks after being nominated by Republicans, Town of Ulster Supervisor James Quigley has withdrawn as a candidate for county comptroller. Reached on Tuesday, Quigley said  he has received an offer to rejoin the private sector. A certified public accountant, Quigley was a senior partner in a New York City-based real estate investment firm before...
Hugh Reynolds: Cuomo road show

Hugh Reynolds: Cuomo road show

Sometimes it’s not the message but the messenger. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun-control law, passed as a “message of necessity” in January, has upstate up in arms. Now there’s been a sharp backlash to the governor’s Tax-Free NY, his plan to save upstate New York from further decline. Cuomo’s plan, unveiled with the usual fanfare last month...
Hugh Reynolds: Grudge rematches

Hugh Reynolds: Grudge rematches

Campaign 2013 has produced two potentially interesting Ulster County rematches. After a five-year hiatus, county comptroller foes Elliott Auerbach and Jim Quigley will tee it up, this time in an off year. In Saugerties, former town supervisor Greg Helsmoortel will likely face off again against Kelly Myers, the village board trustee who trounced him in...