Hugh Reynolds Commentary

Stocking stuffer


Item: Ryan plans to sell TechCity Really? The only problem is the county doesn’t own TechCity. The half-vacant former IBM plant in the Town of Ulster has been owned by Westchester businessman Alan (“I am not the Messiah”) Ginsberg for more than 20 years. And while it’s “on the market,” Ginsberg can’t be forced to sell to anyone. The county […]

Hinchey relaunch


If the election for state senate in the 46th district was held on Monday on the lawn of the Senate House in Kingston, Democratic candidate Michelle Hinchey would win by about 99-1. Or so sayeth the sooths. But it was Monday, Sept. 23, a bright, warm day where about 100 Democrats (and maybe one Republican spy) gathered to hear fellow […]

Economic development high priority for Ulster


The door had barely hit the underperforming economic development director Suzanne Holt in the butt when her successor was announced last Monday. Clearly, for the Pat Ryan administration, approaching its 100th day in office next week, building the county’s long-dormant economy is a top priority. But did they consider all the options? Veteran county employee Lisa Berger got the nod. […]


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