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Reaction to Rep. Maurice Hinchey's death

Nov 24, 2017 2:35 pm
The Daily Freeman rounds up reaction to the death of former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey on Nov. 22. His daughter Michelle Hinchey wrote on Facebook, “Thank you, Dad, for teaching me how to have immense strength in the face of adversity and the audacity to never back down from something you believe in, that humor is always a winning strategy, that the best choice isn’t necessarily the popular choice, and to always fight with courage." New York Senator Charles Schumer wrote via email: “I’ve known Maurice since we’ve served together in the (state) Assembly in the 1970s. ‘Mighty Moe,’ as I used to call him, was a man of great conviction, principle, endless energy and rare legislative ability. He cut a unique figure throughout the Hudson Valley and the Southern Tier and was passionately committed to the environment and to preserving that region’s priceless open and wild spaces." Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, a Republican, wrote on Twitter: “We’ve lost an icon and crusader for our environment, our Hudson River, our region. Maurice Hinchey served nearly four decades in public office, and left a living, breathing legacy that remains a foundation of our quality of life, not only in the Hudson Valley but throughout New York state." New York Assemblyperson Didi Barrett, a Democrat based in Hudson wrote on Twitter: “The Hudson Valley has lost an environmental pioneer and visionary public servant. We are thankful for his decades of advocacy.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.