By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 - 12:28 am
Results are in for the Onteora school district: the budget passed 755-607, all three school board candidates on the ballot were reelected (no big surprise there), and the proposition to create a capital reserve fund passed. Here are the results, from the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 8:32 pm
On Tuesday, May 17, New Yorkers from Buffalo to the Bronx are voting in school elections -- or, at least, some of them are. (Turnout for school budget elections is usually abysmally low. We're hoping local voters will buck the trend tomorrow.) This year... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 16, 2011 - 4:19 pm
Tomorrow, voters across New York State turn out to decide the fate of school budgets and school boards. In the Onteora school district (which spans Shandaken, Olive, Woodstock, Hurley, and a sliver of Lexington), polls will be open at all four elementary... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2011 - 12:13 pm
On Monday, labor organizers throughout the Hudson Valley and the Catskills demonstrated in droves in Newburgh to show their solidarity with unions around the country on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. The gathering, which reportedly... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Apr. 3, 2011 - 10:12 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here. Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally hailing from Detroit, he lived for many years in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011 - 10:13 am
For the first time in five years, Albany has gotten its act together and passed a budget on time -- indeed, a day early. That's the good news. The bad news? With all the cuts required to close a $10 billion budget gap, state-run services are being slashed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2011 - 10:08 pm
If so, it'll be the first since 2006, says the NY Daily News. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a deal on the budget this afternoon, and it looks a lot like the budget Cuomo proposed back in February: The budget calls for a 2%... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011 - 6:28 pm
Fresh from the New York Times's City Room blog: GOP state senator John Bonacic, whose district includes territory from Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, has thrown his support behind a move to extend the so-called "millionaires' tax" in New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 5:42 pm
Liz Benjamin at Capitol Confidential reports that 100 activists were protesting the Cuomo administration's planned budget cuts in Albany today. And while 17 were arrested, she writes that the scene wasn't particularly wild: The whole situation was rather... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011 - 12:31 pm
Paul Smart of WGXC attended last night's public forum about the Catskill Central School District budget, at which parents and teachers considered what school looks like when the only things it offers are required by state mandate: Speakers addressed what... Read more


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