Ulster Country Democratic Committee History (Part 2 of 4)

Published by Tom Hoffay George Clinton of Ulster County was elected first Governor of New York State in Kingston, while serving as Revolutionary War General in the Continental Army in July of 1777. His first address to the state legislature elected under the new constitution was on September 10, 1777 also in Kingston. His victory in the election came as a surprise to many and is attributed to the expansion of the franchise to include those serving in the military, secret ballots affording manor tenants privacy from their over lord and the strong support found in congregations of the Dutch Reform Church, which welcomed his victory. Those constituencies which helped… Read More

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History of the Democratic Party’s beginnings in Ulster County (Part 1 of 4)

Published by Tom Hoffay · July 15 at 9:52 AM · The Ulster County Democratic Committee A history lesson: In preparation for this month’s City Committee Meeting, here is some background information on the Democratic Party in New York State, Ulster County and the City of Kingston. According to the NYS Democratic Committee, 1792 is the date the party was founded, making it the oldest continuous political organization in the world. Yet it was in 1791 that Thomas Jefferson and James Madison toured upstate New York on a botanical expedition, that Pat Moynihan identified as the true foundation of the Democratic Party. Although many details of the trip remain obscured, some… Read More

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THE ULSTER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS SEEKING ELECTION INSPECTORS!!!!

Attention Kingston: Inspectors are needed for the April 30th Special Election at the Midtown Neighborhood Center. POLL WORKERS NEEDED FOR 2019 ELECTIONS! You too can be an – ELECTION INSPECTOR! – To find out how, download, print, complete and mail this form to the Board of Elections, or send an email the Board at elections@co.ulster.ny.us. or call our office at 845-334-5470 and ask for Keri or Adrianne – PARTIAL DAY HOURS NOW AVAILABLE AT AN HOURLY RATE OF $15 AN HOUR  

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Handwritten Draft of New York State’s First Constitution on Display at Cultural Education Center April 15-20

Here’s a little Kingston history for everyone from an April 10, 2019 press release from the New York State Department of Education: The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany) from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. The handwritten draft contains numerous strikeouts, additions and corrections. The complete, official text was published as the Constitution of… Read More

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ULSTER COUNTY DEMOCRATS MAKE HISTORY

SUBMIT FIVE TIMES THE REQUIRED SIGNATURES OVER COUNTY REPUBLICANS  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         Contact:  Ashley Dittus April 8, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                        Kingston, NY – The Ulster County Democratic Committee submitted over 5,000 signatures to the Board of Election for municipal and county offices, the most that have ever been submitted in county history.The minimum signature requirement to appear on a major party line countywide is 1,000 signatures but was reduced to 750 to accommodate recent changes in the electoral calendar. In comparison, the Ulster County Republican Committee submitted 1,006 signatures for the office of County Executive. Dave Clegg submitted 2 ½ times more signatures than the republican candidate for District Attorney,… Read More

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COMMON COUNCIL TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON HOUSING ISSUES

Fourth of Seven Hearings to be Held on April 8 at 6:30pm KINGSTON, NY — Majority Leader Reynolds Scott-Childress announces a series of Housing Hearings to take place over seven sessions at City Hall in Council Chambers. The meetings will serve to inform the Common Council of the community’s housing needs and issues so the Council can consider for policy change or resolution. February 28   Open forum: Council to introduce housing hearing concept, ask for community input, at 6:00pm March 6          Homeowners, at 6:30pm March 11        Tenants, at 6:30pm April 8            Landlords, at 6:30pm April 29          Developers, at 6:30pm May 1             Homeless and housing insecure, at 6:30pm May 29          … Read More

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Don Tallerman for Ward 5

Don Tallerman for Ward 5 Don Tallerman is the Democratic nominee for Alderman for Ward 5 in the City of Kingston. Don is the owner, along with his wife Judy, of 2 businesses in Kingston. Dragon360 is a digital marketing firm located in Uptown.  The company works with companies around the US, providing marketing solutions & lead generation.  Senate Garage is an event venue featuring weddings, political gatherings, Gala’s, and corporate events. Don has made significant investments in Kingston, both financially and community focused.  Aside from Senate Garage, Don owns an investment property on St. James Street plus his home on Fair Street.  In the community, Don is on the Board of KUBA (Kingston… Read More

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