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New faces join perennial Democratic candidates for Newburgh City Council

Among the candidates filing Democratic Party petitions for Council are Radee Anglin, Nancy Colas, Anthony Grice and Ramona Monteverde. Anglin, who is challenging Karen Mejia for her Ward 1 Council seat, is well-known among Newburgh’s urban farming community and recently started a business selling natural products. Grice is a grants development assistant for the Newburgh [...]

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DeStefano officially announces reelection bid for Middletown mayor

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano, a Democrat, has officially announced his reelection campaign for for mayor. DeStefano made the announcement in front of supporters at a June 12 fundraiser in Middletown, according to Goshen-based Focus Media. DeStefano has served as mayor since 2010. “These past eight years are only the beginning to moving our great city [...]

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Omari Shakur wins Democratic endorsement for Legislature seat

Orange County’s Democratic Committee endorsed activist and one-time City of Newburgh mayoral candidate Omari Shakur for the District 4 Legislature seat being vacated by incumbent Curlie Dillard, and at least one of three challengers for the endorsement plans to run against Shakur in a primary. Shakur won the endorsement on Tuesday with 389.5 weighted votes, [...]

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Ramona Monteverde to seek Abrams’ Newburgh Council seat

Democrat Ramona Monteverde, director of operations for Safe Harbors of the Hudson and a member of the City of Newburgh’s planning board, will seek the Ward 2 Council seat currently held by Genie Abrams. Abrams is vacating her seat after just one term on Newburgh’s City Council, and giving her support to Monteverde, who believes [...]

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Tobin announces bid for Middletown Council

MIDDLETOWN – Public school teacher and Democrat Sparrow Tobin has announced his campaign for the 4th Ward of Middletown Council. Tobin said he will challenge the status quo and advocate for working families, economic fairness and social justice. He is the president of the Hudson-Catskill Central Labor Council , the treasurer of the Hudson Valley [...]

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Fifth Democrat throws hat in the ring against Faso

Yet another Democrat has announced a run for the 19th Congressional District against Rep. John Faso, despite the election not being until November 2018. Sue Sullivan, a Plattekill resident and businesswoman, announced Wednesday that she’ll challenge Faso, R-Kinderhook. She’s the fifth Democrat to say she wants to run against Faso, despite the election being almost [...]

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Faso, Maloney react to FBI director’s firing

Two congressmen from the mid-Hudson Valley have both suggested independent investigations into Russia’s election tampering in the wake of the firing Tuesday of FBI director James Comey by President Donald Trump. Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents Orange County as part of the 18th Congressional District, compared Comey’s firing Tuesday the so-called Saturday Night [...]

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Democratic candidates lining up for 2018 runs in NY-19

Three Democratic candidates have  wasted little time in filing paperwork to run for New York’s 19th Congressional District, all citing as inspiration an aversion to the policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. Democrats Steven Mitchell Brisee, Brian Flynn and Antonio Delgado have all filed paperwork with the U.S. Federal Election Commission to run in [...]

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Susan Sarandon weighs in on Wawayanda power plant

Actress Susan Sarandon has released a video urging people to call Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tell him to stop a $900 million natural-gas fired power plant that’s being built Wawayanda. The Academy Award winning actress and environmental activist  has released a video saying that although Cuomo has put a ban hydraulic fracturing of natural gas, [...]

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Oliva renews criticism of Maloney response to Hudson River anchorage proposal

As Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced legislation on Monday that he predicted would defeat a Coast Guard proposal to create 10 anchorage sites for vessels on the Hudson River, the Republican challenger for his House of Representatives seat continued criticizing how Maloney has handled an idea that is drawing widespread opposition from environmentalists [...]

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