A former Dutchess County executive died Wednesday. She broke several barriers and, to this day, remains the county’s only woman and Democratic county executive to have held the office.
Lucille Pattison became Dutchess County executive in 1978 through a special election, after having served on the county legislature since 1973. The first woman Democratic county executive in the United States, Pattison was reelected for the next two terms, retiring in 1991. Marc Molinaro, a Republican, is the current Dutchess County executive.
NEW PALTZ – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli kicked off a Local Government Leadership Conference at SUNY New Paltz on Wednesday. He told local officials that the State’s economic indicators are certainly more positive than they were two years ago, but when broken down to individual localities there are still significant challenges to face.
DiNapoli released the Fiscal Stress Monitoring System on Tuesday not to point fingers, but to inform the public so they can be more involved in addressing any issues within their locality.
In his first news interview about Indian Point’s license renewals since he took over in his new role earlier this year, William Mohl spoke with WAMC’s Allison Dunne about how he’s trying to putting more of a public face on the process.
An elected official in the Hudson Valley is behind a movement to put New York front and center of the women’s suffrage centennial in 2020. For starters, she has worked to ensure that New York has a new day to commemorate, in just a few weeks.
The state Senate and Assembly Tuesday adopted a resolution, calling on the governor to proclaim July 1 this year as the “Spirit of 1776” Wagon Day in the State of New York. Here’s Susan Zimet, founder of Votes for Women 2020, the non-profit organization planning suffrage centennial events in 2017 and 2020.
KINGSTON – The sale of the Ulster County-owned Golden Hill nursing home in Kingston is almost complete. The county is selling it to GH Acquisition Corp. for $11.25 million.
County Executive Michael Hein said the transfer is in the final stage.
“We are dealing with the very last components of it before there is a final process of transition,” Hein told MidHudsonNews.com. “We are dealing with the state Department of Health and we expect that to be done any moment.”
MONTICELLO – Sullivan County public officials, business and economic development leaders hope to pursuade Governor Cuomo to site at least one casino in the county.
Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and Legislator Alan Sorensen penned a letter. Sullivan County Partnership Vice President Michelle Klugman Resnick and Chamber of Commerce President Terri Ward came up with the idea to shoot a video message read by a number of people.
Resnick said they hope it will get the governor’s attention.
A congressional representative from New York introduced a bill today that would extend credit card protections for individuals to small businesses. The legislation comes during the 50th annual National Small Business Week.
Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey of the 17th district introduced her “Small Business Credit Card Act of 2013,” saying many small businesses across the country need credit cards to help keep their doors open.