Excerpt from Hugh Reynolds' column in this weeks Kingston Times
It’s still almost twelve weeks to the primaries, but already Kingston candidates are strutting their stuff.
Democratic candidate Shayne Gallo stole a march on his opponents by latching onto the high-ground public-safety issue. Other candidates had been waxing large on such game-changers as smoking in the parks, fixing up sidewalks and fireworks.
Republican Rich Cahill’s blurb on moving the city’s fireworks display to the Fourth rather than a week before was timely, if somewhat disingenuous. Cahill, who certainly knows better, said that former mayor T.R. Gallo staged the city celebration the last week in June so as to avoid conflicts with Saugerties’ traditional display on the real holiday.
Baloney. T.R. Gallo didn’t give a damn about Saugerties, Esopus, either. He was crazy about vintage rock-and-roll acts, which came at a premium on the Fourth, but for a song the week before. “Sort of like roses on Valentine’s Day,” observed Republican mayoral hopeful Andi Turco-Levin.
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