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Comments on Town of Newburgh 2015 Budget

Nov 8th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

As the Acting Town Supervisor and Chief Financial Officer of the Town of Newburgh, I am proud to have presented and have the board approve the Town of Newburgh’s 2015 Budget. With a combined increase of 1.92 %. This 2015 budget has a combined increase of 1.92% for the average home owner with an assessed […]



Letter to the Editor: Newburgh DMV

Sep 29th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Letter to the Editor I am issuing an appeal to the four legislators who represent the Town and City of Newburgh in the Orange County Legislature (Leigh Benton, James Kulisek, Curlie Dillard and Mike Anagnostakis) and to County Executive Steve Neuhaus to please resist all efforts to close the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices […]



Marc Molinaro Will See You at the Fair

Aug 18th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

The Dutchess County Fair has always been my favorite week of the year.  An annual tradition enjoyed by thousands of families from Dutchess County and beyond,  I am excited for next week’s kick off of the 169th annual Dutchess County Fair – celebrating the traditions of our community with agricultural exhibits, livestock shows, horticultural displays, […]



Lalor to Cuomo: Small Businesses Need Tax Breaks Too

Jul 24th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Statement on NYS Tax Breaks for CBS and The Late Show from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) “When Governor Cuomo agrees to give CBS and The Late Show $16 million in subsidies, he should remember that non-glamorous businesses need tax relief too. Small businesses might not be as glamorous as Cuomo’s Hollywood friends, […]



Letter to the Editor : Great American Weekend

Jul 13th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

To the Editor, Once again it is time to thank all of the wonderful people who made the 33rd Annual Great American Weekend such a resounding success! The continued growth of the Great American Weekend is only possible through their help and vision. This exciting year was a record breaker in terms of attendance, types […]



Women’s History Month March 2014

Mar 24th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

I sometimes find it hard to believe that American women earned the right to vote less than 100 years ago with the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920. It may seem as if we have come such a very long way in those ensuing 94 years – there is no denying that women have […]



Tuition Aid for Illegal Immigrants Sends the Wrong Message

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

“Tens of millions of immigrants have struggled to legally come to the United States. Tens of millions more are waiting on line overseas, trying to immigrate legally. They’ve done the right thing and that isn’t easy. When we pass legislation offering state grants to illegal immigrants, we’re sending the wrong message to all of those […]



Cuomo Tax Plan Sticks It To Hudson Valley, Long Island

Jan 12th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I – Fishkill) released a statement responding to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate corporate taxes on manufacturers except for manufacturers in the MTA Region. Cuomo’s plan hits the Hudson Valley and Long Island, leaving those regions with high taxes and driving manufacturing jobs out of the areas. The MTA Region includes […]



Statement from Unshackle Upstate Regarding Governor Cuomo’s 2014 Tax Relief Plan

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

“We are pleased that Governor Cuomo is making tax relief a major priority for the 2014 legislative session. Unshackle Upstate has been a statewide leader in fighting for cutting taxes for New York’s businesses and families. We have long supported eliminating the regressive 18-A energy tax, lowering the corporate franchise tax rate and eliminating corporate […]



Letter to the Editor – Recent City of Newburgh Judgeship Appointment

Jan 5th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

This public statement is being made to bring clarity to my negative vote re: the  recent judgeship appointment of Mr. Williams.  First and foremost, I feel that the whole process was not handled in a professional way, especially due to the lack of timely notification of the position to the general public.. My negative vote […]