Friday, October 05, 2007
October 28th, 2007
Meet town and county candidates, including Joe Ruggiero.
They will be there to serve you!
Details to follow.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Approximately 60 people turned up to enjoy the food, wine, ambiance, silent auction, and guest speaker Congressman John Hall provided some great insight into DC government and politics.
In addition to Representative Hall, Democratic County Chair & County Executive candidate Joe Ruggiero, County Clerk candidate Richard Anderson, County Comptroller Diane Jablonski, Election Commissioner Fran Knapp, Deputy Commissioner Dan French, and other county legislators and candidates from various towns were also there to join in the festivities.
In attendance where the following Dover nominees for the upcoming election:
Pete Wassell - County Legislator, 24th district
Ryan Courtien – Town Supervisor
Chris Galayda – Town Council
Cathy Frame – Town Council
Maria Russo – Town Clerk
Joanne Graham – Highway Superintendent
A wonderful time was had by all.
Thanks to all who helped make this day special.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
This years Democratic Caucus was a resounding success. There were 129 people in attendance, the largest Democratic turnout that anyone there could remember in a long time. Thanks to Fran Knapp, Democratic Commissioner of Elections, for performing the role of Parliamentarian.
The results were:
- Ryan Courtien for Town Supervisor by a vote of 118-10
- Chris Galayda for Town Council unopposed
- Cathy Frame for Town Council unopposed
- Maria Russo for Town Clerk unopposed
- Joanne Graham for Highway Superintendent unopposed
- Kate Hale for Tax Collector unopposed
- John Fusco for Town Justice unopposed
Pete Wassell, our next county legislator, was also in attendance.
The democrats have a full slate for the upcoming election on November 6th!
Thanks to all who attended.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The board again only allowed for public comment rather than answering the questions of the people they supposedly represent. They limited the public comment to end at 7:30 pm so they can go into executive session to discuss five pending legal actions.
They used an egg timer set to 3 minutes to limit discussion. At one point the timer went off as someone was speaking and Supervisor Way told the person we had to move on. Way said, "I wish I could give you more time." Right. Because she's the supervisor; the only person who could give someone more time. When someone wanted to ask a question, Councilman Jim Johnson told them to write a letter.
The members of the Dover Town Board are always lockstep. As evidenced last night they try to suppress critism but not answering questions and limiting public discourse. The real town meeting took place at 7:31 when the Town Board was in executive session and the Town People were meeting outside to bring about a change in our town.
The next town board meeting will be July 25th at 6:30 pm. Everyone should attend to see what the town board is giving (frustration) and what you are getting; bad government.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
"The board ... shall inquire into the morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy that the board decides to consider."
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
When we see a story about local businesses taking part in community activities, we want as many people to know as possible:
DOVER PLAINS — Area chefs will contribute to Dover’s 200th anniversary by providing a taste of a signature dish.
After the bicentennial opening ceremony Saturday, the Old Drovers Inn, La Famiglia, Il Compare and Buttonwood Cafe will each cook up a dish the restaurant is known for, said bicentennial cochairwoman Caroline Reichenberg.
The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Dover Middle School. The food tasting, along with displays of historic photographs and documents, will take place at 11:30 a.m.
The school is located at 2368 Route 22. Call 845-832-6111.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Kevin Taylor of George M. Taylor & Son oil company in Dover Plains said they have been selling the B20 blend of biodiesel in Dutchess, Putnam and Columbia counties since September.
The B20 blend means it's 20 percent soybean oil and 80 percent petroleum-based fuel.
"It's more environmentally friendly and it's lessening our dependency on foreign oil by 20 percent," Taylor said. "Other than that, it burns cleaner. I have it on my personal truck and all our fuel oil trucks, and I think it runs better."
He said the biodiesel adapts instantly in conventional diesel or fuel oil applications.
"Anything that can take diesel can take biodiesel," Taylor said, depending on the blend. "If you go for B20, no adjustments are needed. If we went B50 or B100 blends, there are significant changes you have to make to vehicles and home heating equipment. I don't think you'll see that happen for a while."
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
- Reducing the backlog of hundreds of thousands of claims that have been submitted to the Veterans Administration.
- Reducing funeral costs for veterans’ families.
- Educating veterans about the programs and assistance available to them.
- Allowing more time for injured combat veterans to submit claims for assistance.
“I will devote myself to living up to this honor,” Hall said. “No matter your view on a particular conflict, we all agree that those who serve their country deserve the best possible care upon their return home.”
The entire article can be found here.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi performs a ceremonial swearing-in of Rep. John Hall, D-Dover Plains, surrounded by his family, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Representatives were sworn in on the House floor earlier in the day.
We congratulate our committee member on his success. The above link takes you to the Poughkeepsie Journal article about the Hudson Valley's Congressional Delegation.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Jim Johnson will be taking Tim's place on the Dover Town Board.
The Peter Principle come to mind.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Talks about the history of Orleans and what they are currently doing.
How Hall won: Iraq, GOP scandals, energized volunteers
Kelly spokesperson said that the reason for her loss was Iraq but the article brings up a lot more.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
This time, Kelly wants all the votes to count
Ironic, isn't it? Had Sue Kelly insisted on counting every vote in Florida in 2000 or in Ohio in 2004, there might not be an anti-Bush backlash to sweep her out of Congress and into retirement.
I believe in democracy —every year. Count the votes, do the math and then disappear. John Hall and the Democratic Congress have a country to fix.
Jackie McNeil, Dover Plains
Pop musician Hall is ready to be a player in the House
Baltimore Sun - Article discusses the evolution John's campaign
Mike Kaplowitz thanked everyone who supported him. He received approxiamtely 42% of the vote, a record high against Libell.
Lewisboro carries Democratic candidate in every race
In related news, Ed Brancati won a seat on the Lewisboro Town Board.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
John - "I believe in every vote being counted."
John - "The top agenda for the whole country is Iraq."
Brian - "What would you call yourself"
John - "I'm a Pragmatic Progressive. I'm a Fiscal Conservative."
John talks about education, healthcare, energy independance, the first 100 hours, and homeland security.
The interview finishes with Brian and John talking about the departing Congresswomen and a video of her running away from the press. Below is that video.
Friday, November 10, 2006
Hall's lead is currently 4,272. There are 8 to 10 thousand paper ballots (Why can no one say exactly how many of these exist.) Kelly will not concede until the official result is known.
"The official result might not be known for several weeks." Great.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Sue Kelly currently has 90,269 votes.
John is leading by _____4,255 votes.
For Sue Kelly to win she would need over 7000 of the 10000 paper ballots to go her way (7128 for Kelly, 2872 for Hall). Sue Kelly has yet to concede and has actually hired an election lawyer.
This means that while only 49% of people who showed up on election day voted for Kelly, the Republicans think that over 70% would have mailed in a vote for her.
All votes should be counted not just because it is the democratic and Democratic way but also we would like to know by just many votes Representative-elect John Hall won.
Kelly hires Spano election attorney http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/Elec06_Kelly_atty-09Nov06.html
Sue E. Nueman?
Our congresswomen has still not conceded the races she has clearly lost.
No Kelly concession till all votes counted - Times-Herald Record
Kelly to wait for final count before conceding - Journal News
Kelly is not ready to concede defeat - Midhudsonnews.com
Kelly talks about what she did for the last 12 years, "...I have also left the Treasury Department in Washington, DC with a crackerjack operation..." At the bottom of that crackerjack box .... a record deficit and a temporary tattoo.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Poughkeepsie Journal - Hall tops veteran Kelly in tight race
Early results suggest Democrat John Hall pulled off an upset Tuesday in the 19th District, defeating incumbent U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly, R-Katonah, to win his first two-year term in Congress.
Times Herald Record - John Hall headed for win
Buoyed by a wave of anti-incumbency that swept the nation in yesterday’s elections, Democratic challenger John Hall seemed to eke out a victory over six-term Rep. Sue Kelly, R-Katonah, last night.
The Journal News - Hall beats Kelly for U.S. House
Democratic congressional challenger John Hall appeared to ride opposition to the war in Iraq and a wide margin of victory in Westchester County to defeat Republican Rep. Sue Kelly in a race that was among a dozen across the country seen as pivotal to the Democrats' taking control of the House of Representatives.
New York Times - G.O.P. Loses 4 House Seats in New York Region
In perhaps the night’s biggest surprise, John Hall, a singer and Democratic activist, narrowly defeated Representative Sue Kelly, the Republican incumbent representing New York’s 19th District, with 97 percent of the precincts reporting.
Ryan was helping the media find and interpret the election results from the five board of elections websites: Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Rockland
Currently John has a lead of about 3500 votes. Sue Kelly will have to concede soon.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
No one has said anything official but with all of the information, John Hall is going to be our next Congressman!
Friday, October 13, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
"Sue Kelly" appeals to "supporters." Protect me from the "bloggers."
Sue Kelly's latest missive to her supporters is out and it's a hoot. Sue's all afraid of the big bad "liberal" "bloggers" (the air quotes are hers, you can't make this stuff up folks).
And of course, we'll need your financial support to counter what
promises to be a hard-hitting campaign. Thanks to the concerted
effort of the 'bloggers' to 'nationalize' this race, I fully expect
my democratic opponent to be the best funded Democrat I have ever
faced. As thousands of dollars pour into their coffers from Howard
Dean Democrats from around the country, I'll need your help to fight
"Nationalize??" Do you think she might be referring to the failure of her political bosses who took a surplus and turned it into trillions in debt, a robust economy and turned it into recession and took us into the quagmire of Iraq while failing to secure the Homeland and capture the real perpetrator of 9/11?
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Governor - Elliot Spitzer
Congress - John Hall
State Senate - Mike Kaplowitz
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