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- Fourth of July Parades ~ Let’s Walk Together ~ Greene County Democrats and Candidates ~ Come March with Aidan O’Connor for Assembly!
- Hudson Pride Parade: Saturday, June 16th – 2pm
- Want to Run for Local Office?
- Thursday, May 10th • CD19 Candidate Forum ~ You will have the opportunity to ask your questions to each candidate!
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DEC Set to Approve Blast Mining
This is an introduction to the Teator Mine, located at 4260 County Route 20 in the town of Durham, New York, located in DEC Region 4. The Mine is owned by Borwegen Trucking & Excavation of Greenville, NY.
As of September 7, 2016, the mine has completed an application for blast mining.
The DEC notice of the Teator Mine’s Completed Application is available here.
Since the DEC has not found that blasting “will not have a significant effect on the environment,” it is likely that after the public comment period that closes on October 7th, the DEC would likely approve and permit blasting.
Blasting would be permitted to 127 decibels, which can cause tinnitus and is the volume at permanent hearing loss can occur. See a chart of what noises in this decibel range would be like. It’s going to be extremely loud.
Many houses in the hamlet were built in the 1800s when County Route 20/22 was the Susquehanna Turnpike. These historic houses sit within 25 feet of the road where dump truck traffic occurs.
County Route 20 is also part of the Durham Valley Scenic Byway, designated by New York State as having “broad scenic views across the Durham Valley, cultural resources including historic houses, farms, stone bridges and walls, and natural resources such as the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and Durham Valley’s streams.” The Teator Mine is the only commercial enterprise on CR20 from State Route 145 to CR10 in Windham. The road is a mix of single family homes, woods and fields in agricultural use.
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Sara Niccoli ~ State Senate District 46 ~ With 15 years of experience in government and non-profit administration, Sara has raised millions in federal and state grant revenue and managed complex budgets with efficiency and integrity. Sara holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate school of Public Service. Sara and her husband, Sean Mallinson, operate a small second-generation family farm in the Town of Palatine. Sara is a family farmer and Palatine Town Supervisor. She understands that the problems we face in our community are simply a failure of leadership. Sara will fight for quality public education, good jobs, fair taxation, and an end to government corruption. Sara’s road to public office is the road to a better quality of life for the people of Senate District 46. http://saraniccoli.com/
Zephyr Teachout ~ 19th Congression District ~ is an American academic and activist. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, and previously a Visiting Professor of Law at Duke University and a lecturer at the University of Vermont, and an author. In 2014, she ran for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York, losing to incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo. In July 2015, she was named as CEO and Board chair for the US-based anti-corruption nonprofit Mayday PAC, replacing Lawrence Lessig. Teachout is an antitrust and media expert who served as the Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign. She cofounded A New Way Forward, an organization built to break up the power of big banks, and was involved with Occupy Wall Street. Teachout was also the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation. http://www.zephyrteachoutforcongress.com
Andrew Ceresia ~ 3rd Judicial District Supreme Court ~ is a resident of Wynantskill in Rensselaer County. He is seeking election to the NYS Supreme Court in the November election and is currently an acting Supreme Court Justice in the Third Judicial District. He has a long career in the judiciary as a Rensselaer County Judge where he currently serves since 2009. He is a graduate of Albany Law School and prior to his judicial experience he served as Appellate Court Attorney, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department from 1998 – 1999 and again from 2005 – 2009.
Mike Mackey ~ 3rd Judicial District Supreme Court ~
Questions? Doreen Davis, Chairperson – (518) 678-0317 / email@example.com
HELP GET OUT THE VOTE!!!
We will have a GOTV office at 455 Main St. It will begin with a ‘dry run’ this Saturday, October 29th. And then a ‘real’ GOTV on 11/5,6,7,8 flushing out DEMS, and those who have identified themselves as supporters or leaning towards supporting Zephyr i.e. ‘friendlies’.
Here are the details for Saturday 10/29.
11:00-11:30 Welcome and meet and greet: Pick up lawn signs, stickers and meet other volunteers on the campaign, pick up canvassing packets
11:30 -11:45 Training
11:45 – 2pm phone calling and door knocking.
If you can spare a little time or perhaps donate some snacks to the effort at 455 Main St, please visit the office on Saturday 10/29 or give our campaign staffer Isabelle (Izzy) Goodman your availability between now and election day at 914-588-3391
Thank You for Your Support!
Want to donate? See GreeneDems.org and button in upper right column.
Greene County Democratic Committee
c/o Doreen Parsley Davis – County Chair
PO Box 590
Palenville, NY 12463
Greene County Board of Elections: Ask for Casey, Dawn or Marie
411 Main St, PO Box 307, Catskill NY, 12414
T:518-719-3550 | F:518-719-3784
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Travel to Pennsylvania
They are encouraging people to car pool to Scranton if you would like to canvass in support of Hillary. If you do get a car load together, please contact Doreen Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) she will set you up with a place to meet and work with the campaign on the ground in PA.
If we would like to start phone banks for calls in support of the Clinton campaign in our county, we can obtain paper call sheets or an online phone bank (would require a laptop, phone, and a venue with wifi). If someone would like to volunteer as a coordinator Doreen and Beth Schneck can help you with details i.e. identifying volunteers and creating an event on our website.
Folks can also make calls into swing states from their own home by using the virtual phone bank online. This call tool allows you to call swing states by using a laptop and a phone.
Door to Door
We have a local Dem from Greenville, Judy Elliott-Brown (email@example.com) who is organizing door to door efforts in support of Zephyr Teachout and Sara Niccoli. We’ve got some beautiful weather to canvass, Judy has walk lists that are efficient, and all she needs are some more volunteers.
If you would like to make calls from home here is a website link to set yourself up: http://www.
If we are interested in setting up a group phone bank we can meet with Hannah Elhard ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and she can assist us. Please contact Doreen Davis if you are interested.
Door to Door
Sara has received the endorsement of Bernie Sanders’ group Our Revolution. You may canvass for her with Judy Elliott Brown as previously noted under Zephyr’s information.
If you would like to volunteer or phone bank, there are two locations: the Kingston office at 32 John St. or the Guilderland office at 2020 Western Ave. Albany, NY. If you’re closer to the Albany office, reach out to Eric Wilmer at eric@saraniccoli or phone at 917-204-3611. If you’re closer to the Kingston office, then reach out to Amy at email@example.com or 917-660-7620.
If you can’t make it to those offices to volunteer then you should still reach out to Amy or Eric who will get phone lists for them to call, but if you want to get started on that now, Bernie’s group Our Revolution is running an automatic dialer at this link: https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/snphonebank/.
Rather work with others? Stop down in Kingston at 32 John St. and support Hillary, Sara and Zephyr on a phone bank. Every Thursday starting 10/6. 12pm-8pm
Join the festivities and support LGBTQ civil rights.
Saturday, June 18
(Meet at 1:30 pm at the south edge of 7th St Park, on Warren Street between 7th Street and Park Place. The line-up spot is C3. The parade steps off at 2 pm.)
March with area Democrats behind our Rainbow Banner at this year’s Hudson Pride Parade! Join the fun and support LGBTQ civil rights.
Wear bright rainbow colors and don’t forget water and sun block. We will provide flags and hats… plus our traditional flotilla of red, white and blue convertibles.
Special Guests Include:
Will Yandik, candidate for US Congress
Zephyr Teachout, candidate for US Congress
Shaun Francis, candidate for NYS Senate
Members of the Columbia County Democratic Committee
Members of the Greene County Democratic Committee
At 2:30 pm, we will pause the march and have a moment of silence to pay respect to those who died in Orlando at the Pulse Club.
RSVP to Michael Chameides at firstname.lastname@example.org
As per OutHudson’s guidelines, marchers cannot campaign for a specific candidate, including displaying candidate signs, wearing candidate specific clothing, or passing out candidate literature.
Copyright © 2016 Hudson Democrats, All rights reserved.
Michael and Anne Pirrone
Invite you to meet:
Democratic Candidate for Congress
6 pm – Friday, May 6
at 2765 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Athens
RSVP to Michael @ email@example.com or 518-945-2122
Read more on Will at: www.will4congress.com
Special Guests ~ Sara Niccoli, NY State Senate Candidate • Will Yandik, 19th Congressional District Candidate • Andrew Ceresia, NYS Supreme Court Candidate, 3rd Judicial District • (Zephyr Teachout, 19th Congressional District Candidate, will not be able to attend the FDR event because she teaches on Thursday nights.)
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Sara Niccoli ~ With 15 years of experience in government and non-profit administration, Sara has raised millions in federal and state grant revenue and managed complex budgets with efficiency and integrity. Sara holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate school of Public Service. Sara and her husband, Sean Mallinson, operate a small second-generation family farm in the Town of Palatine. Sara is a mother, family farmer, and Palatine Town Supervisor. She understands that the problems we face in our community are simply a failure of leadership. Sara will fight for quality public education, good jobs, fair taxation, and an end to government corruption. Sara’s road to public office is the road to a better quality of life for the people of Senate District 46.
Will Yandik is a fourth-generation family farmer, and was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He graduated from Princeton, and earned a master’s degree from Brown University before advocating for historical preservation, and writing environmental policy guidelines. He returned home to Columbia County to manage the family farm and bakery, while also teaching biology at Columbia -Greene Community College. Will has been a leader in the Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition and is the first-ever Democrat to become Deputy Town Supervisor in Livingston.
Zephyr Teachout is an American academic and activist. She is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, and previously a Visiting Professor of Law at Duke University and a lecturer at the University of Vermont, and an author. In 2014, she ran for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York, losing to incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo. In July 2015, she was named as CEO and Board chair for the US-based anti-corruption nonprofit Mayday PAC, replacing Lawrence Lessig. Teachout is an antitrust and media expert who served as the Director of Internet Organizing for the 2004 Howard Dean presidential campaign. She cofounded A New Way Forward, an organization built to break up the power of big banks, and was involved with Occupy Wall Street. Teachout was also the first national director of the Sunlight Foundation. Unfortunately she will not be able to attend the FDR event because she teaches on Thursday nights.
Andrew Ceresia is a resident of Wynantskill in Rensselaer County. He is seeking election to the NYS Supreme Court in the November election and is currently an acting Supreme Court Justice in the Third Judicial District. He has a long career in the judiciary as a Rensselaer County Judge where he currently serves since 2009. He is a graduate of Albany Law School and prior to his judicial experience he served as Appellate Court Attorney, New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department from 1998 – 1999 and again from 2005 – 2009.
Questions? Doreen Davis, Chairperson – (518) 678-0317 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Ghent has set up a Broadband Committee – the next meeting is March 30th at 5:30 at Ghent Town Hall, and they are inviting members of other communities to join them in hopes of solving this issue. If you have an interest in attending please let Chris Bishop know at email@example.com
@ Athens Riverfront Park on Saturday at 1pm
Join Sara in Athens for a formal announcement to run for New York State Senate District 46. Saturday, March 19th at Riverfront Park in Athens • 2 N Water Street
Sara is a Town Supervisor, family farmer, and a mother ready to fight for the honesty and accountability in Albany that the people of New York need.
Village Elections Tomorrow!
ATHENS, COXSACKIE, CATSKILL, TANNERSVILLE, HUNTER
See Greenedems.org for voting locations, under the tab “Get Local”
Catskill Elections, tomorrow!
TUESDAY, MARCH 15 – 12 noon to 9 PM
at the Firehouse on Central Ave. – the road leading to the Walmart/Lowe’s complex.
Vote for Lillian and Vinny!
Everyone is welcome to join us!
Be sure to attend the Greene County Democratic Committee Annual Operating Meeting on Jan. 28, where we’ll talk long-term planning, including Standing Committee reports, budgeting, income and expenses, and more. All are welcome, but only committee members are eligible to vote.
January 28 at 513 Main St., 7pm
Every January, the County Committee shall hold an annual operating meeting at which it shall:
a. Consider and take action on the long-term strategic plan presented;
b. Receive presentations from each Standing Committee Chairman on the past year’s operations of their committees and what the plans are for the coming year;
c. Consider and take action on the budget presented by the Treasurer;
d. Receive a written accounting prepared by the Treasurer of the County Committee of the Committee’s income and expenses for the past calendar year. Bylaws 2007
Meeting date and time and place: Thursday, Jan 28th, at 7pm at Gallaghers Banquet Hall, 513 Main St, Cairo
A Message from the Chair –
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS YEAR’S ‘OFF YEAR’ ELECTION?
· 8 REPUBLICANS LEAD THE MAJORITY IN THE GRENE COUNTY LEGISLATURE AND HAVE SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS BODY
· 5 DEMS AND 1 REPUBLICAN CAUCUS IN THE MINORITY
· A CHANGE OF ONE SEAT AND RETURNING OUR INCUMBENTS, CHANGES THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OF THE LEGISLATURE.
· WHICH MEANS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A CHANGE, IF WARRANTED, IN LEADERSHIP AT THE COMMITTEE LEVEL……INPUT ON STRATEGY AND APPOINTMENTS….FUNDAMENTALLY A CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT IN GREENE.
· WE HAVE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE STEPPED UP TO RUN FOR TOWN POSITIONS WHICH CAN AFFECT TOWN BOARD MAJORITIES.
PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON TUESDAY. WHILE NEW YORK IS ONE OF SEVEN STATES THAT ALLOW CANDIDATES TO RUN ON MULTIPLE LINES, YOU MAY ONLY VOTE FOR EACH CANDIDATE ONCE.
CHECK WITH YOUR TOWN CHAIR REGARDING ELECTION WATCH EVENTS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE IN YOUR TOWN. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN #TEAMCATSKILL AT DOUBLES II – 29 CHURCH ST – CATSKILL TO AWAIT THE RESULTS.
Meet the Candidates 2015
Thurs., Oct. 1, 6:30 pm, Town & County Women’s Network is hosting a ‘Meet the Candidates’ event.
All county candidates of any party are invited, and #TEAMCATSKILL will be there. It’s a great chance to find out more about who’s running and what their ideas are for moving our county and towns forward.
Location: Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy St., Catskill 12414
This is for candidates across Greene County, and anyone who wants to come and participate!
L-R: Aidan O’Connor Jr. • Durham, Kevin Lennon • Catskill, Vinny Seeley • Catskill, Lori Torgersen • Windham, Ashland, Jewett, Prattsville, Joe Kozloski • Catskill, Crane Davis • Catskill, Larry Gardner • Hunter, Halcott, Lexington, not in photo – Harry Lennon • Cairo, Jim Van Slyke • New Baltimore
Photo © Beth Schneck Photography • bSchneckPhoto.com
Questions? Contact Doreen Parsley Davis firstname.lastname@example.org – 518-678-0317
Greene County Democratic Candidates 2015:
ATHENS TOWN JUSTICE – JAMES ROBINSON
ATHENS TOWN COUNCIL – PHYLLIS DINKELACKER
ATHENS TOWN COUNCIL – MARTIN MILLER
CAIRO TOWN SUPERVISOR – TED BANTA
CAIRO SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS – RON BAITSHOLTS
CAIRO TOWN COUNCILMAN – JANET MCKEON
CATSKILL TOWN SUPERVISOR – DAVIS, DOREEN
CATSKILL TOWN COUNCILMAN – PATRICK MCCULLOCH
COXSACKIE TOWN SUPERVISOR – PATRICK KENNEDY
COXSACKIE SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS – LAWRENCE ROSS, JR
COXSACKIE TOWN COUNCIL – TOMMY BURKE
HALCOTT TOWN SUPERVISOR – ALAN WHITE
HALCOTT TOWN CLERK – PATRICIA WARFIELD
HALCOTT SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS – RUSSELL BOUTON
HALCOTT TAX COLLECTOR – ROBIN WHITE
HALCOTT TOWN COUNCILMAN – YUKARI DAY
HALCOTT TOWN COUNCILMAN – ALAN REYNOLDS
HUNTER TOWN SUPERVISOR – DARYL LEGG
HUNTER SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS – JOHN FARRELL
HUNTER TOWN COUNCILMAN – DAVID KUKLE
LEXINGTON TOWN COUNCILMAN – LARRY CROSS
LEXINGTON TOWN COUNCILMAN – JO ELLEN SCHERMERHORN,
NEW BALTIMORE TOWN JUSTICE – , JOSEPH FARRELL JR
NEW BALTIMORE SUPERINTENDENT OF HGWY – DENIS JORDAN
NEW BALTIMORE TOWN SUPERVISOR – ARTHUR FULLERTON
NEW BALTIMORE TOWN COUNCILMAN – PATRICK DUNN JR
PRATTSVILLE TOWN CLERK – KATHLEEN SHERMAN,
PRATTSVILLE TOWN SUPERVISOR – KORY O’HARA
PRATTSVILLE TAX COLLECTOR – SWITLANA BREIGLE
PRATTSVILLE TOWN COUNCILMAN – BONITA CHASE
PRATTSVILLE TOWN COUNCILMAN – PATRICK MATTICE
GREENE COUNTY LEGISLATURE:
LEG DIST 1 – CATSKILL – CRANE DAVIS
LEG DIST 1 – CATSKILL – JOE KOZLOSKI
LEG DIST 1 – CATSKILL – KEVIN LENNON
LEG DIST 1 – CATSKILL – VINNY SEELEY
LEG DIST 5 – NEW BALTIMORE – JAMES VAN SLYKE
LEG DIST 6 – WIN JWT ASH PRA – LORI TORGERSEN
LEG DIST 7 – HUN LEX HAL – LARRY GARDNER
LEG DIST 8 – CAIRO – HARRY LENNON
LEG DIST 9 – DURHAM – AIDAN O’CONNOR JR