Come Up With Enough Signatures, County GOP Says They’ll
By Jim Gordon
Democratic officials in Ulster County say they have succeeded
in filing enough petition signatures to force a referendum that
could overturn the new redistricting plan approved late last
year by the county legislature.
And, Democrats say a state judge maybe forced to create a district
map voting system for this November’s elections to the
The county board of elections said that about 5,200 signatures
of registered voters are required to force a referendum. When
Democrats delivered their petitions on Friday, January 31,they
said they presented more than 7,800 signatures, or about 14
percent of the registered voters in the county.
“We proved our point, people responded in the worst possible
weather to go out and collect these signatures,” said
John Parete of Olive, chairman of the county Democratic party.
“It was very gratifying; it was good for democracy.”
VALENTINE HANDS... Perhaps in spite of the cold
and bitterness of recent politics, a soothing Holiday d’Amour
is on hand. Enjoy...even if you don’t have your own valentine,
Comp Plan Secretary
Nolan Steps Down As A Compromise Plan Evolves
By RachelX. Weissman
once again flared at a comprehensive plan committee meeting—the
first to follow last month’s packed public hearing at Belleayre
which was attended by about 400 people. At this meeting, Kathy
Nolan, the committee’s secretary resigned that position
under pressure from other members of the committee and from a
What’s With The Water?
Pine Hill Faces A Series Of Problems Including
Yet Another Boil Order
By Paul Smart
An age-old homeowner's cold weather preventative remedy - keeping
one's water running to prevent the pipes from freezing - forced
the Pine Hill Water Company to connect a new well to overcome
depleting resources during the late January cold snap.
And like most things in the contentious town of Shandaken in
recent years, the water problem ended up leaking into local
politics, arising at last week's Saturday town board meeting
in the form of attacks on the current town government.