2017-11-08 / Front Page

Davis, Rosa, Reischel win in Middletown

Parete race too close to call
Joan Lawrence-Bauer

     Town of Middletown Supervisor Pat Davis scored an easy win over his challenger, Marge Miller and incumbent Town Board member Jake Rosa cruised to re-election last night as newcomer Julia Reischel chalked up a comfortable win over Charlie Bush to take a seat on the town board.  All results at the polls were wide enough to avoid use absentee ballots in determining the victors of the races.

     In Roxbury Ken "Macker" Davie scored and upset victory for a seat on the Town Board with incumbent Allen Hinkley winning re-election as both defeated Gene Cronk for the two seats up for grabs there.

     In Andes, the "old guard" took the seats on the Town Board with incumbent Dale Cole being re-elected and former board member Ritchie Gabriel returning for another term over newcomers Bill Duke and John Ciccone.  In what seemed like a hotly contested race for Highway Superintendent, John Bouton scored a comfortable victory over Jason Mondore.

     In a closely watched race for a seat on the Ulster County Legislature, incumbent John Parete was leading challengers Kathy Nolan and Cliff Faintych when polls closed.  But with a lead of just 20 votes over Nolan, Parete's race will go down to the wire in absentee ballot counts.

     In Walton, where former Supervisor Bruce Dolph was trying to make a come back to the seat he once held, the incumbent Supervisor Charles Gregory cruised to an easy victory.  Dolph, who has continued to lead the Coalition of Watershed Towns even while out of office could now face a challenge for that post.  

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