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Gay Lee to join incumbent Judy Kennedy in race for mayor

Councilwoman Gay Lee is planning to run for mayor next year, a step that was expected after her lopsided loss to reigning state Sen. Bill Larkin Jr. Lee said she is “absolutely going to run” in a race that will include incumbent Mayor Judy Kennedy. “I think that I am a very good leader,” she [...]

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Councilwoman denies role in demonstration that never happened

The rumor was strong: A contingent of sign-carrying people would storm Monday’s City Council meeting to call for the ouster of City Manager Michael Ciaravino, who fired James Slaughter, Newburgh’s former business and industrial development director and one-time interim city manager. Not such protest took place on Monday, and Councilwoman Gay Lee used part of [...]

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Councilwoman proposes city’s first Gay Pride event

Newburgh Councilwoman Gay Lee is looking to organize the city’s first-ever Gay Pride festival this August, making it an annual event. Lee, who is gay, introduced the idea at Thursday’s City Council work session, garnering verbal support from her colleagues. “It doesn’t have to be something grand,” she said. “We need something that sends a [...]

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