Category Archives: Orange

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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Niccoli calls on Amedore to return “tainted” money

Democrat Sara Niccoli is calling on GOP Sen. George Amedore to return more than $30,000 in campaign contributions she says he’s received that are tied to Schenectady-based developer Joseph Nicolla, who was implicated in a corruption scandal last week by the state Attorney General’s Office. In a press release, Niccoli urges Amedore to return the [...]

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NRA PAC hands out grades to local politicians in state, federal races

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has handed out grades for local politicians running for office this year. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to a questionnaire, according to its website. Here’s the grades for our local races: U.S. House of Representatives: New York’s 19th Congressional [...]

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‘Disloyal’ City of Newburgh Dems regain committee seats

Every Newburgh Democratic Committee member who sought reelection after being ousted on “disloyalty” charges for supporting Judy Kennedy after she lost a primary to committee Chairman Jonathan Jacobson in last year’s mayoral campaign regained seats on Tuesday. Kippy Boyle, Mark Carnes, Lisa Daily, Deborah Danzy and Brian Flannery were all reelected to the committee. Four [...]

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Colin Schmitt avoids primary on Reform Party line

The state Board of Elections has invalidated an effort to force a Reform Party primary in the race for the 99th Assembly District. An opportunity-to-ballot petition carried by a member of Assemblyman James Skoufis’ staff has been invalidated. The  decision will stop a Reform Party primary against Republican challenger Colin Schmitt, who’s facing off against [...]

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