Wednesday, December 30, 2009

$400,000, was awarded to the Town of Saugerties to consolidate the town and village police department.
Hinchey has a change of heart about access to hometown landmark. | | Poughkeepsie Journal

Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Saugerties Village Public Hearing to Abolish Police Department - January 4, 2010

Saugerties Village will hold a public hearing January 4th, 2010 to abolish the Village Police Department.

Location: Village Hall at 43 Partition Street
Time: 7:00PM
Date: January 4, 2010
Telephone: 845-246-2321

There are many reasons why Saugerties Village tax payers can't afford to pay 43% of our budget ($1,3000,000.00) for a dysfunctional police department, though here is one:

Partition Street Project Resembles Budget Motel Chain

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saugerties Citizens for Smart Development | A Walkable Partition Street Project
Hinchey dismisses need for public access t Partition Street Project which he owns

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mr. President: DO NOT SUPPORT or PROMOTE this excuse for a health care bill! Doing so will be a huge mistake and will hurt your core supporters!
More on the education funding lawsuit - Capitol Confidential - New York Politics - - Albany NY
Saugerties: George Heidcamp joins Teachers' Unions to sue Gov.Patterson

George Heidcamp joins Teachers' Unions to sue Gov.Patterson

More on the education funding lawsuit
An excerpt continues:
The lawsuit seeks to stop the governor from usurping the constitutional policy-making authority of the Legislature, and asks the court to order the governor to release the appropriated funds immediately. The suit notes that, if the court does not stop the governor’s actions, “He will only be emboldened to take other … unilateral action, further unbalancing the three coordinate branches of government (and) silencing the voice of the people.”
“The governor is well-aware that his actions violate the Constitution but he seems intent on carrying through with them regardless of his constitutional obligations,” the suit states.
Among the suit’s plaintiffs are NYSUT through its President Iannuzzi; NYSSBA through its President Wayne Schlifke; NYSCOSS through its President Robinson; and SAANYS through its President Peter Kruszynski. CFE, NYSASBO and the state PTA are strongly backing the groups’ lawsuit.
Other individual plaintiffs include Doug Becker, a math teacher in Churchville-Chili; Brian Boyd, a fourth-grade teacher from Yonkers; George Heidcamp, president of the board of education in Saugerties; Paul Hetland, a social studies teacher from Rochester; Florence D. Johnson, a member of the board of education in Buffalo and president-elect of NYSSBA; Kimberly Petramale, a math teacher in Saugerties; and Harry B. Reeder, a member of the board of education in Herkimer.
In addition to Paterson, the suit names as defendants the state Division of Budget and Budget Director Robert L. Megna, as well as state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.