League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum
The League of Women Voters, Mid-Hudson Region, will moderate a public forum for the candidates for Marbletown Supervisor on Sunday, October 15. The event will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in room M-1 at Rondout Municipal Center on Lucas Avenue.
The candidates are Richard Parete, who has both the Democratic and Republican nominations, and incumbent Supervisor Michael Warren, who will have the Working Families Party line in the November 7 election. Parete is currently a member of the Ulster County Legislature.
The format, which is determined by the League, includes three-minute opening and closing statements by each candidate. Most of the time will be devoted to questions from those attending, which are to be submitted in writing and read by the moderator. Candidates will be permitted a two-minute response to every question, and time-limits will be respected.
For further information: 845-687-7116
Marbletown Democratic Caucus
Retiring Marbletown Board members Patricia Clarke and Doug Adams honored for their 5 and 8 years of service respectively.
Our slate of Democratic nominees: Rich Parete, Supervisor; Don LaFera ,Town Board; Eric Steward, Town Board ; Heather Moody Town Clerk/ Tax Collector; missing from photo: George Dimler, Highway Superintendent.
Thursday, August 31st, amid a large turnout at the Marbletown Democratic Caucus held at the Rondout Municipal Center gymnasium Rich Parete edged incumbent Mike Warren for the Democratic nomination for Town Supervisor. Parete won by a single vote, 60 – 59.
There were two open seats on the Town Board, and these nominations were won by Don LaFera and Eric Stewart, who both won more votes than Dan Proctor in a three-way vote.
Town Clerk Heather Moody and Highway Superintendent George Dimler both won re-nomination without opposition.
Those nominated will appear on the Democratic line at the November 7 general election.
A moment’s silence was observed for recently departed Marbletown Democrat Bonnie Cooper as well as longtime Town Clerk Kathy Cairo-Davis.
Doug Adams and Patricia Clarke were honored at the Caucus for their years of service on the Town Board.
Congratulations to all the candidates, including those who ran and did not prevail.
Theresa Regan and Phil Ryan
Co-chairs, Marbletown Democratic Committee
Marbletown Democratic Caucus
Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 pm
Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Avenue.
Dear Marbletown Democrats:
Every two years the Marbletown Democratic Committee convenes a Caucus for the purpose of selecting our nominees for Town office in the general election. This year’s Caucus, called as required by the State Election Law, will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 31, in the gymnasium at Rondout Municipal Center, 1915 Lucas Avenue. As a Democrat registered in Marbletown as of last year’s General Election you are, under the law, able to cast your vote at the Town Caucus.
Prior to the Caucus the Marbletown Democratic Committee endorses several candidates whom we believe share our progressive values, commitment to environmental conservation and determination to preserve our town’s rural character:
Mike Warren for Town Supervisor – Mike has served the Town of Marbletown for more than 14 years, the last six as Supervisor with an enviable record of fiscal management, openness and accessibility. He seeks another two-year term to complete important projects and we are pleased to support him for re-election.
Don LaFera for Town Board – A lifelong High Falls resident, Don is an active member of the Civic Association and volunteer for the High Falls Fire Department. Having run successful enterprises in High Falls, Hudson and Kingston Don would bring to the Board the viewpoint of a local business owner. We gladly endorse him for a four-year term.
Eric Stewart for Town Board – Long active in the town, Eric has provided his landscaping services to Marbletowners for the past 15 years. In his third year on the Town’s Environmental Conservation Commission Eric also serves on the Ulster County Environmental Management Council. We endorse him without hesitation.
Heather Moody for Town Clerk/Tax Collector – Marbletown was so fortunate to have Heather step in at the Clerk’s office when our late Kathy Cairo-Davis had to retire early due to illness. We heartily support Heather for another two-year term.
(Marbletown Democrats also strongly endorses Doug Adams for County Legislature in the 18th district, but that nomination depends not on the Caucus but the September 12 Democratic primary. Doug has served on the Marbletown Board for eight years and is now focused on having Democrats regain the majority in the Legislature.)
All candidates, whether endorsed or not by the Marbletown Democratic Committee, will have an opportunity to speak, and all registered Marbletown Democrats at the Caucus may cast their ballots. The winners will appear on the Democratic line in the November election.
Join us at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 31.
Theresa Regan, MDC Chair
Phil Ryan, MDC Co-chair
A Midsummer Night’s Revelry
Marbletown Democrats present “A Midsummer Night’s Revelry”
Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Hash on Route 209 in Stone Ridge NY
Marbletown is a rural community with a population of a little over 5,500 people.
We are surrounded by many beautiful features like the Rondout and Esopus Creeks, Mohonk Mountain, a portion of the Shawangunk Ridge, the historic O&W Rail Trail, views of the Catskill Mountains and many charming neighborhoods and villages.
Marbletown is made up of the hamlets of High Falls, Stone Ridge, Kripplebush, Lyonsville, Lomontville, Atwood and North Marbletown. These hamlets have long histories dating back to the 1600’s and have beautiful farms and stone houses. We invite you to visit the hamlets and stay at one of the many B&Bs and dine at our restaurants.
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Marbletown Democratic Committee
Town of Marbletown