Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Please Join Robert Parete, Nicole Tucker,
And the Marbletown Democratic Committee
For An Afternoon BBQ
In Support Of
Elliott Auerbach
for Ulster County Comptroller
Saturday, August 28th
226 Rickey Road, Stone Ridge, NY
4 – 7 P.M.
Suggested Donation $30
For directions and to RSVP call Nicole Tucker @ 845-594-4600 or Judy Hakam @ 845-255-4166

See attached document for more ticket information.

From Rte 209 in Stone Ridge,
Turn EAST at NY-213 E towards HIGH FALLS (by Jack Luna's)
Take the first right onto Rickey Rd
5th house on right

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

DEMOGRAPHICS POLL: Please participate in our demographics poll, just curious where our readership comes from.

Here and There

So it's official Mario Catalano is stepping down as chair of the Ulster County Republican committee, it's a loss for the Republicans Mario is a good chairman and put a little bit of life back into a once dead party. Rumors for his replacement include: Robin Yess, Roger Rascoe, and David O'Halleran. If the Republicans are smart they will elect David O'Halleran to replace Mario. I obviously have no horse in this race and I hope I don't hurt Dave's chances but I guess as a partisan Democrat, it would be good if they did not elect O'Halleran.

Speaking of Republicans in Ulster County they are up to their old tricks, doing whatever they can to undermine County Executive Mike Hein. First with his appointment of Mrs. Caffo and now with the 2011 budget. Give me a break, Mike Hein could say the sky is blue and Kevin Roberts, Paul Hansit and the gang would say no it's yellow. The Republican party needs to get their act together and stop attacking Hein on every single issue. Hein's a good executive and they know it and so does the public. The Republican majority attacking Mike in the press will not change that, what it will do is ensure they lose their slim majority in 2011.

I was the first to break the story about Sottile not seeking reelection, we now hear he may not even finish his current term. If this is true (and I do not know it is), James Noble would elevate to become Mayor and the common council would vote to appoint an Alderman at Large to replace Noble, smart money on Majority Leader Bill Reynolds, who represents Kingston's 7th Ward. Again do not know if this is true but I have it on reliable sources.

The Ulster County Legislature wants to shift funds from the county comptroller’s budget for accounting and auditing over to its own budget to cover the annual county audit. UMM? Is that like the fox watching the hen house?

The charter is very clear that the audit should be an independent one, the legislature proved it is incompetent in handling these we forget the jail? Comptroller Auerbach is fighting back as he should, it is his job to be the people's watch dog. This is a matter of principal, it does not matter who is the comptroller is or what party has the majority in the legislature, the legislature is dead wrong on this. They need to back off and let the elected Comptroller do his job.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I am writing simply to confirm that I will be a candidate for mayor of the Village of New Paltz. Village elections are traditionally non political and I respect that. This blog is very political and I intend to keep it separate from my campaign. I plan to run a very aggressive race to become the Village's next mayor.

Village residents, feel free to call me anytime 718-662-9748 or e-mail me @

I look forward to meeting with all of you over the next 7-8 months and hope that you will agree that I am the best choice to be your next mayor.


Jeremy Blaber
Candidate for New Paltz Mayor

Monday, August 16, 2010

photo blog

me, NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Kayla at the Onondaga Dem dinner
Rochester Mayor and Dem Lt. Gov candidate Robert Duffy, Kayla and I

Monday, August 09, 2010

I've decided I will be running for Mayor of the Village of New Paltz. Full details to follow early next week.