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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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‘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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Maloney endorses Jacobson for Newburgh mayor

U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney endorsed fellow Democrat Jonathan Jacobson for City of Newburgh mayor and Jacobson’s running-mates – Torrance Harvey and Hillary Rayford – for City Council on Monday. Maloney, who has an office at 123 Grand St. in Newburgh, made the announcement on Jacobson’s campaign headquarters on Broadway. Among those attending were labor [...]

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Skartados endorses Jacobson for Newburgh mayor

  Assemblyman Frank Skartados endorsed City of Newburgh mayoral candidate Jonathan Jacobson on Tuesday. The endorsement came during an afternoon press conference at the Broadway headquarters for Jacobson and his slate-mates, City Council candidates Torrance Harvey and Hillary Rayford. Also on hand were current Councilwomen Regina Angelo and Cindy Holmes, both Jacobson supporters. “He has [...]

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Newburgh Councilwoman Gay Lee renews mayoral quest as independent

Newburgh Councilwoman Gay Lee is not ending her mayoral quest. Lee met the Aug. 18 deadline to file an independent nominating petition after having her signatures for the Democratic, Independence and Green parties ruled invalid by the Orange County Board of Elections. Lee began collecting the required 135 independent signatures after she failed to meet [...]

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Former Newburgh Mayor Nick Valentine hosts fundraiser for Judy Kennedy

Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy earned an endorsement from former Mayor Nick Valentine, who hosted a fundraiser for Kennedy on Monday morning at 2 Alices Coffee Lounge on Broadway. Kennedy is running for her second term as mayor and faces a Democratic primary on Sept. 10 against former county Democratic Committee Chairman Jonathan Jacobson and activist [...]

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Newburgh mayor candidate’s own tax bill debunks his tax-increase claim

City taxes on Jonathan Jacobson’s Pierces Road condo in Newburgh were $238 less this year than in 2012, but the mayoral candidate has been charging ahead with a not-quite-new and largely untrue claim that the taxes people pay have literally risen 23 percent since incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy took office. Now Kennedy is pushing back [...]

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City of Newburgh candidates see Green, Working Families petitions tossed

Orange County’s elections commissioners invalidated the Green Party petitions filed by Newburgh City Council candidates James Thorpe III and Kevindaryan Lujan, and by mayoral candidate and City Councilwoman Gay Lee. They also invalidated Working Families Party petitions filed by Thorpe and at-large Councilman Cedric Brown. Thorpe, Kevindaryan and Gay had their Green petitions tossed because [...]

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Newburgh attorney to seek Family Court seat

Newburgh attorney Eric Shiller is going to seek the Democratic nomination for one of two  Orange County Family Court judge seats up for grabs in November. For the last six years the one-time Legal Aid attorney has run a private firm based on Broadway in the City of Newburgh. His practice focuses on criminal defense [...]

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Newburgh supervisor announces campaign launch

Town of Newburgh Supervisor Gil Piaquadio is launching his re-election campaign at the Ramada Inn on April 21. Piaquadio will be seeking his first full two-year term as supervisor since winning a special election in November to replace Wayne Booth after the former supervisor was named deputy county executive. Before replacing Booth, Piaquadio sat on [...]

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