Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mother Earth's Storehouse donates $53,000.00 for Hudson Valley's Hungry http://ping.fm/G6fRE
Six vie for three seats on Saugerties Village Board - The Daily Freeman News: Serving the Hudson Valley since 1871(DailyFreeman.com) http://ping.fm/XaPvg

Vote 'Yes' for LOWER TAXES!

Regardless of whom you vote for, be aware that this is a very important election in Saugerties Village history.

The single largest expense in our Village's budget is the Village Police Department weighing in at $1,400,000.00. Poorly negotiated PBA contacts that have been approved by prior administrations, including the New Vision Party have helped create the proverbial "Elephant in the Room". It seems as though the fox was guarding the hen house, with perks and benefits even Donald Trump would blush at.

Just for example; Saugerties Village Lieutenant Tom Rea and Chief Doc Kimble have been permitted to accrue a combined 500 days (approximately 250 days each) of sick and vacation days at their highest pay rate to date! No wonder why Saugerties Village is in such a fiscal mess. It's time to put an end to this madness. Vote tomorrow March 16, 2010 from 12 NOON to 9:00 PM at Saugerties Village Hall 43 Partition Street.

VOTE "YES" to Proposition No.1 to MERGE Village and Town Police Departments and Row "A" for the Democratic candidates to get the job done!

David Radovanovic
Saugerties Village Democratic Party
(845) 247-0909

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Last Minutes Lies Before Tuesday's Elections http://ping.fm/3TQOB

Last minute lies before Tuesday's Village Elections

It's late Sunday morning. As my neighbors' families leave Sunday Mass, there is a small cadre of silver-haired Saugerties Village Police loyalists spreading last minute lies to undermine Tuesday's Elections. 
Who would ever dream that two nice old ladies would be out spreading anonymous leaflets making false statements about fellow Villagers?
The leaflet they are distributing proclaims "Top 10 Reasons to Keep Your Police Department" listing an unbelievable conspiratorial agenda as if to come right from the mouth of Glenn Beck. The allegations includes diversion of NYS grant monies to build a Taj Mahal for Town Supervisor Helsmoortel and accusations of "Power Hungry" conspirators whose plan is to subvert the will of Saugerties Villagers and take over our local government.

The real "reality check" isn't as exciting as this anonymous leaflet. Of all the "behind-closed-doors" accusations that have ever been flung at Saugerties' legislators, the two and a half year process to merge Village and Town Police Departments has been the most transparent I've ever witnessed. The real FACTS are all contained in a detailed $30,000.00 tax-payer funded study performed by Fairweather Consultants on New Paltz, New York. The numbers don't lie and it reads like a huge tax savings for Village property owners.

If only all legislative acts of Saugerties Village government were as open to the public as this one was! The lesson that one should take away from this lame attempt to persuade Villagers, is to VOTE "YES" to Prop. 1 at March 16, 2010 Saugerties Village Elections.
Public hearing Partition Street Project site plan March 18 http://ping.fm/fK2kH
Vote 'Yes' on Proposition One http://ping.fm/09053
Referendum asks village voters if police department should be abolished http://ping.fm/Q1799

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

You're Invited to an Academy Awards Party in the Village of Saugerties http://ping.fm/Pb5Ex
You're Invited to an Academy Awards Party in the Village of Saugerties http://ping.fm/uIyWG
Watch the Academy Awards with Village Trustee Candidates on Sunday, March 7th, 7-10PM http://ping.fm/61Hid
Watch the Academy Awards with Village Trustee Candidates on Sunday, March 7th, 7-10PM http://ping.fm/lWSL7

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Watch the Academy Awards with Village Trustee Candidates on Sunday, March 7th, 7-10PM http://ping.fm/iPjoc