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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Vince Rua

1,000 Doors & More

We’re walking in Wards 1,3,5, and 9 this Saturday. Sign up here and help your Kingston Democratic Team. We’re on our second pass in Wards 2, 6 and 8, and the third pass in Ward 7. Show up at our Headquarters at 759 Broadway on Saturday at 10am , and get your packets. Here is the Mobilize America link to sign up. We’ve already knocked on more than 1,000 doors! Let’s keep it up!

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Jeff Collins Speaks With The Kingston Democratic Committee

Thank you Jeff Collins for speaking with us at our last Committee meeting. We’re excited about your candidacy for NYS Senate! If you want to learn more about Jeff we encourage you to visit his website: https://collinsforstatesenate.com/. You may also contact him at: Address:Collins for State SenatePO Box 122, Guilderland, NY, 12084 Phone: (845) 514-4697E-mail: info@collinsforstatesenate.com

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Join Us For A Celebration Honoring James Noble

Join us for a celebration honoring James Noble’s 22 years of service to the City of Kingston! Saturday, August 17th, 6 to 10 P.M. Frank Guido’s Little Italy, 14 Thomas Street, Kingston. Assembly Kevin Cahill will MC the event! The contribution for dinner is $30 per person. If you are unable to attend, we would greatly appreciate your donation to the City of Kingston Democratic Committee in honor of James Noble’s service. James Noble has served as an elected official in the City of Kingston for 22 years. He served as the Chairman of the Kingston Democratic Committee from 1995-1996, 6th Ward Alderman from 1997-2002, and Alderman-at-Large from 2002 until… Read More

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KCSD Board of Education Election & Budget Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM From the Kingston City School District Website: At District Middle Schools and High School (keep scrolling for polling place locations with Wards & Districts)  NEW Polling Places and Times: If you are unsure of your Ward or District, find it listed under “Related Jurisdictions” here: Ward & District Lookup (*Other voting information on this Board of Elections website is for General Elections, NOT School District Elections. Find your polling place below.) or contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845-334-5470, Camille DiPerna or Sandy Nelson (contact information below) before the day of the election. Questions can be directed to:District ClerkCamille DiPerna845-943-3003CDiPerna@kingstoncityschools.org Sandy Nelson845-943-3091snelson@kingstoncityschools.org… Read More

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March Gallagher for Ulster County Comptroller

Longtime public servant and community advocate March Gallagher is ready to step into the role of Comptroller for Ulster County. With the just declared announcement by current Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach that he will be stepping down, March Gallagher is fully prepared to be our next comptroller.  “I’m running,” declared Gallagher.  “The time I have spent serving our community’s needs, both in and out of county government, makes the prospect of bringing my talents and energy to shape the integrity of this office very appealing.  My experience makes me a great fit for safeguarding our County’s finances, rooting out any waste of our hard earned tax dollars, staying on… Read More

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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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