By Jason Dole on Monday, Apr. 16, 2012 - 5:48 pm
Above: Joel Tyner and campaign volunteer Burr Hubbell hold a receipt for 2,350 signatures filed with the New York State Board of Elections. Photo by Jess Vecchione. It can't be easy being Joel Tyner. While the four-term Dutchess County legislator has been... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 5, 2012 - 3:39 pm
Tom Wargo may not have been elected mayor of Middleburgh last month, but he's pretty sure he got more than two votes. Wargo, who came in last by a long shot in a three-way race between incumbent Bill Ansel-McCabe and winning challenger Matthew Avitabile... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 - 1:40 pm
Above: Ed Snow, who lost a village trustee election in Walton earlier this week, argues to the Delaware County Board of Elections that a vote count taken on Tuesday that declared him the winner of a village board seat should stand. Video by Lillian Browne... Read more
By Lillian Browne on Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012 - 12:12 pm
The results of a village board of trustees election in Walton that were announced on Tuesday evening were wrong, according to a recount conducted Wednesday morning by village election inspectors.The recount found that John Clark, with 223 votes, and... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012 - 4:17 pm
Above: Matthew Avitabile coordinating volunteers at the Middleburgh Municipal Offices five days after Tropical Storm Irene flooded Main Street Middleburgh in Schoharie County. Photo by Marty Rosen for the Watershed Post.  A 25-year-old who earned his... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012 - 3:54 pm
A last-minute write-in campaign for the Fleischmanns village board by planning board chair Larry Reilly and local businessman Martin Morales failed to get either candidate enough votes for a seat on the board. Incumbent trustees Fred Woller and Harriet... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2012 - 10:13 am
"Vote" poster by Flickr user Eric Perry. Published under Creative Commons license. Today, March 20, is Election Day in most of New York State's incorporated villages. Many of the village trustees and other officials running in today's local elections are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2012 - 7:01 pm
Above: Larry Reilly and Martin Morales, who recently announced write-in campaigns for the Fleischmanns village trustee race. Photos from campaign flyer. A few weeks ago, the upcoming election in Fleischmanns was shaping up to be like most village... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 - 7:05 pm
The leadership of the flood-ravaged Greene County town of Prattsville has been in limbo since November, when Republican Alan Huggins won the supervisor's race as a write-in candidate, then promptly resigned. But last night, the Prattsville town board re-... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 - 11:21 am
Dear Editor: I am extremely grateful to everyone who voted in last Tuesday's election and especially grateful to everyone who worked with me on my campaign in Shandaken. Our goal was to create a solid and community-building campaign, one that can form... Read more


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