Meet the Anti-Trump Brass Band Playing a Protest Near You

Only a handful of musicians from Tin Horn Uprising were visible as I strode up the sidewalk to Kingston City Hall. The musicians greeted each other warmly and chatted while preparing their instruments on the edge of the wide lawn as the clock ticked down to the start of their latest protest. The gaggle tooted…

The End of Bail in New York?

The bail system in New York may soon end with Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposing a measure to end the practice and democrats controlling the state legislature. Advocates for ending the system argue bail, which by state law is only meant to assure a defendant shows up to court dates, ends up discriminating against the poor,…

Delgado Supporting Vets with Chris Gibson’s ‘Agent Orange’ Bill

Congressman Antonio Delgado threw his support behind two bills seeking to benefit veterans earlier this month, some of the first legislation he sponsored since taking office at the beginning of the year. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act seeks to extend healthcare, disability and death benefits to Navy personnel sickened by exposure to Agent…

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Delgado’s Win Decided by Surge in Voter Participation

The “Blue Wave” hit the 19th District in the 2018 midterms — hard. Antonio Delgado’s victory in the midterms was helped by a surge of voter participation, with the number of voters turning out in some parts of the 19th District looking more like a presidential election. This increase in voting numbers went to the…

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My Predictions for Today’s Elections

It has been a particularly intense midterm season. I should know, because I’ve been covering it since September 2017, before (self-props) anyone else was. Now, 13 months later, it is election day. I just left my local polling place after voting (no, I’m not going to tell you who for), and there was a 15-person…

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Booing and Allegations at Final Faso-Delgado Debate

Congressman John Faso and Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado traded barbs and attempted to call each other out for lying during NY-19’s final debate before the midterm elections next week. The debate, hosted by The Times-Herald Record and held on the SUNY Sullivan campus, was pierced by cheers, hisses, boos, clapping, derisive laughter and occasional yelling,…

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Biden Talks Divisiveness, Pipe Bomb While Endorsing Delgado in Kingston

Former Vice-President Joe Biden spoke about the importance of next month’s midterm elections in operatic terms and touched on the pipe bomb discovered addressed to him just the day before while endorsing Democratic congressional nominee Antonio Delgado in Kingston Friday. Delgado, running to unseat Republican John Faso, talked of hoping to bring the augustness and…

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Delgado Bashes Faso’s Record at Town Hall

Antonio Delgado repeatedly attacked Congressman John Faso’s record to thunderous applause at a town hall event held in Cairo, Greene County Friday night. The democratic nominee flayed Faso, the Republican he is trying to unseat, for his vote to overturn Obamacare, and said Faso was not fulfilling his responsibilities as a congressman, calling him “dishonest”…

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Faso Twice Declined to Debate Delgado 1-on-1

Rep. John Faso has twice declined to debate democratic candidate Antonio Delgado because Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield would not be included in the debates. Faso, a first-term Republican congressman, is defending his seat from Delgado in a tight race to see who will represent the northern Hudson Valley and Catskills. Steve Greenfield has not…

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Inside Jeff Beals’ Insurgent Campaign for Congress

“Everything today is really tight.” Iyla Shornstein, Beals’ 29-year-old chief of staff, swipes through the day’s schedule as Beals loads a giant poster board displaying a map of New York’s 19th Congressional District into the campaign’s SUV. The truck has about 14,500 miles on it and was only purchased in late summer, which speaks to…

A Drink with Congressional Candidate Dave Clegg

Dave Clegg, one of six democratic primary candidates competing for a chance to take on Rep. John Faso in next November’s 19th District congressional election, arrived at a meet and greet at Or in Hudson Dec. 12 with his wife and daughter. The family drove from Clegg’s campaign office in Kingston, his daughter, Jennifer, said,…