KINGSTON – Republican Ulster County Legislator Kevin Roberts, who represents the Town of Plattekill, looks like he may have clear sailing in the November election.
Roberts, who will also appear on the Independence Party line, had a challenge from Democrat Miguel Garcia, who sought an opportunity to ballot to appear on that line. The State Supreme Court in Kingston on Tuesday ruled the request invalid.
The court also tossed Garcia’s Democratic Party petitions because of irregularities, said Roberts.
POUGHKEEPSIE – Democratic Dutchess County Elections Commissioner Frances Knapp and former Republican Commissioner David Gamache were both indicted by a Dutchess County grand jury, following a lengthy investigation into Board of Elections irregularities.
Both were in county court for their arraignments as the indictments were unsealed.
Entergy Corporation has announced it plans to cut 800 jobs nationwide by the end of the year. For Entergy’s nuclear operations in the Northeast, pink slips will go out at Westchester County-based Indian Point, Pilgrim, and Vermont Yankee.
WHITE PLAINS – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, Westchester/Rockland) is critical of House majority Republicans for spending bill cuts of millions in grants for clean water and clean drinking water. In particular, Lowey is concerned that a study has shown that antibiotic resistant bacteria are in the Hudson River.