Tuesday, July 15, 2008

REYNOLDS' CITY BEAT TO RETURN TO ULSTER PUBLISHING

EXCLUSIVE: Hugh Reynolds' City Beat column will make a return July 21st to the pages of Ulster Publishing, which runs a variety of local publications such as the Kingston Times, New Paltz Times, Woodstock Times and a few others. Reynolds was the political editor of the Daily Freeman for over 25 years.


This is big news for Ulster Publishing, I'm sure they will see a jump in their subscriptions as a result of snatching up the Political Dean of the lower Hudson Valley. I called their circulation department today and I hope others will do the same.


It will be good to see Reynolds back in action! It was hard to imagine having an election, especially the historical one that we are now having in Ulster County, without his input and commentary.

In an e-mail Hugh Reynolds wrote:

I enjoyed my almost 25 years at the daily and and looking forward to working with some quality journalists on the weekly beat. The Times are excellent newspapers, topical and relevant. I hope to add to that well-deserved reputation.

We look forward to it. Congratulations, Hugh!

21 comments:

Jeanette Provenzano said...

I am not renewing my subcription to the Kgn. Daily Freeman. I already am signed up for the Kingston Times from Ulster Publishing. Congratulations Hugh, happy to have you back. Looking forward to your comments. Doesn't matter if I agree with all of them or not.

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Looks like I'll be buying the Kingston Times now.

h. murphy said...

Great to have you back Hughie, H. Murphy and not ashamed to post my name Mr. Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Will Clint Brown be writing for the Times? I would expect articles of premiere journalism in the style of former New York Times journalist Jayson Blair.

GO CLINT

CBLC#2

Anonymous said...

I might be able to take him once a week!!!

Brittany Turner said...

As a NPTimes columnist, I'd like to welcome Mr. Reynolds to our team.

Anonymous said...

This is probably a different Hugh Reynolds. The other one used to complain about Geddy all the time.

Bill Berardi said...

A gret move to restore liberty to our City!

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about the newspapers, but I do know something about business. I'm guessing that if the Freeman was worried about Hugh going to another paper, they would have kept him.

Imre Beke, Jr. said...

Congratulations, Mr. Reynolds. Ulster County politics was far less interesting without your voice. Looking forward to reading your column again.

Anonymous said...

The political insiders who Reynolds appeals to already read these papers. He won't help them sell more.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy
Who is going to buy the new condos ( Sailors cove)
there are so many homes for sale becuase of the lack of good paying jobs, who is going to be able to afford these homes?
Its time to work on bringing jobs into this area, not more unaffordable housing that will turn into affordable...
Do you hear this Jeanette?

Anonymous said...

Good news for Mike Hein and Alan Lomita.

Anonymous said...

why didnt you print my post ??? scared of the truth Blaber ???

Anonymous said...

Newspapers, as well as reading in general are going to be a thing of the past. Most kids today can't read because our "edumacational" system is broken. Yet, we go like lemmings to the polls and vote for those school budgets, don't we? Throwing more money we can't afford at the problem is not working.

So go read Hugh the political dinosaur. Most people would rather read, and are only able to read Barney the purple dinosaur.

Dr. Robert H. Plimpton
Professor of History Emeritus

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Hugh. As one of my students said when you visited, "Hugh Rocks!"

Jeanette Provenzano said...

To, 12:56P. I hear you and I agree with you. My contention has always been that the State Economic Development Office has passed by Ulster County on more than one occasion.

The State Office has helped Dutchess County, (IBM) and Orange Co. (Stewart Airport) and with incentives to bring in large businesses into those areas. Ulster County or City of Kingston cannot do it alone. We need large incentives to bring in good paying jobs with benefits.

By the way I'm sure you noticed when a business wants to develope in some Towns through out the County the locals say "Not in my back yard" We are not a friendly business community. We have to change that thought process.

Please call me if you have any ideas that can help. 338-2209

Anonymous said...

Madam Legislator, what happened with "Ulster Tomorrow?" It might as well have been called "Ulster one-of-these-days" or Ulster no-time-soon."

Large tax incentives is the same old answer to promoting economic development. Never mind we don't have a serious economic development plan, shovel ready sites, inadequate infrastructure (water, sewer public transportation, fiber optics, natural gas lines, etc.)

Here is a thought: In order to entice good, career track entry level jobs to Ulster County we need to have good entry level affordable housing. This proposition is simple. If we want economic development, we need residential development too, plus training and education to develop the workforce. Otherwise, Ulster County families will continue to see their talented college educated kids leave the community for opportunities elsewhere because leaders like Jeanette Provenzano don't seem to get the connection. By the way: NIMBY doesn't discriminate- there are as many cultural and regulatory barriers to commerce as there are to residential development.

Anonymous said...

We have the highest County, City and School taxes in the highest taxed State - because of political patronage jobs - Mrs. P was/is part of the problem.

Blame the State - look in the mirror.

Jeanette Provenzano said...

11:04 - You seem to have all the answers. Please call me since your not confortable puting your name where your mouth is.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Mr. Reynolds and Ulster Publishing can address the school Board's raising lunch prices when they want to encourage a safer closed campus and then spend taxpayer money laviously for the administrators at Mohonk?