Heard Around Our Towns...
There is news, and then there's lots of talk...
In Shawangunk –
Democrats may not be running any candidates this year — but they're hosting a number of events. You'll be reading about them in our pages in the coming weeks.
In The Rondout Valley –
We've been hearing a growing amount of talk about possible zoning changes being behind some political machinations of late, as well as straight employment matters involving salaries. If true, we're sure such things will surface eventually.
In Sullivan County –
Finally, there'll be no smoking here for anyone under the age of 21; and that goes for products not just including tobacco. Meanwhile, there's also concerns about water flows from NYC reservoirs into the Delaware. Stay tuned...
In The Region –
Many are applauding the state Department of Environmental Conservation for denying a pipeline permit for CPV through Orange County, citing climate impacts.
In Albany –
The state is looking to sue over any end game scenarios for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that the Trump administration will end up with after this week's actions. "In New York, we are stepping up to protect immigrants. This year, we launched the first in the nation Liberty Defense Project to ensure all immigrants have access to quality legal representation, regardless of their status," the governor said. "New Yorkers know that we are a nation of immigrants. If there is a move to deport immigrants, then I say start with me. I come from a family of immigrants who came to this country without jobs, without money, without resources — seeking only the promise of America embodied by the Lady in our Harbor. New York has and will continue to raise the torch of hope and opportunity, not fear, and we open our arms to all who want to join our community."