Posts tagged "Jim Quigley"
TaxCity: Former IBM site’s owner suing for lower assessment

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Barely six weeks after being nominated by Republicans, Town of Ulster Supervisor James Quigley has withdrawn as a candidate for county comptroller.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...
Quigley gets GOP nod for county comptroller

Quigley gets GOP nod for county comptroller

In a surprise development, Town of Ulster Supervisor Jim Quigley has been nominated as the Republican candidate for county comptroller, going up against two-term incumbent Democrat Elliott Auerbach. Unofficial nominations took place at the Republican convention at Ulster County Community College on Wednesday night. Quigley lost by 174 votes to Auerbach in 2008 and did...
Our little corner of the blogosphere

Our little corner of the blogosphere

Back in July 2009, Ulster is Your Town Too posted its first blog entry. “This blog is dedicated to citizenship,” read the first line of its mission statement. That message was carried out on a rough average of twice-monthly politically-oriented posts, with its most recent entry in late April of this year. Local political blogs...
Hugh Reynolds: Q&A on Q&A

Hugh Reynolds: Q&A on Q&A

It was one of those deals that never got done that people speculate about forever — Joe DiMaggio for Ted Williams, for instance. Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach has confirmed he offered the post of deputy comptroller to former opponent and occasional critic Jim Quigley, Town of Ulster supervisor. What an odd couple. A pair...

Town of Ulster gets rid of old oil tank

A disused oil storage tank at Ulster Town Hall was removed last week 15 years after the town switched to natural gas. The tank’s removal and some of the questions it left behind was just one of the topics of conversation at last week’s Town Board workshop meeting. The 2,000-gallon fiberglass spherical tank was excavated...