Hugh Reynolds Commentary

See-saw week for Republicans

It’s been a see-saw week for Ulster County Republicans trying to find a candidate to challenge the already formidable Democratic candidate for the Ulster County Executive’s post. After scheduling a convention, announcing a candidate, losing the candidate, cancelling the convention then having not one but two different candidates (neither of whom is a Republican) step forward, Republic Chairman Roger Rascoe […]

Republican candidate surfaces


Approaching the 11th hour, Ulster Republicans may have come up with a candidate for county executive in next month’s special election. But Tiffany Christiana, 40, of Country Club Estates in the town of Ulster, has gotten off to a rocky start in her would-be political career. A candidate for one of two openings on the Ulster Town Board at Tuesday’s […]

Dot’s all, Joe

Riddle of the day: If fightin’ Joe Maloney of Saugerties fell in a forest and nobody was around, would he still make noise? Probably. Maloney, who won’t be running for a second term, will go out flailing at the establishment windmills he came into office to expose, embarrass and maybe change. Good luck with that. After 14 months in office, […]

Dump here? Never!

Most of us beyond a certain age can remember that resounding war cry when Ulster County attempted, and failed, to locate a county landfill at Winston Farm just west of the Thruway exit in Saugerties. Protest songs were written” “Dump, dump the garbage mega-dump!” Murals were painted on buildings, fists were raised in the air, pitchforks, too. It could happen […]

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