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Jun 10, 2011 2:27 am
Puorro, Hempstead win Cairo GOP nominations
Doron Tyler Antrim in The Daily Mail takes a call from the Cairo GOP who told him Republicans in Cairo changed their lineup card a bit for this year's November election. Tara Rumph, town clerk for 12 years, lost by 13 votes, 138 to 125, to Monika Fabiano, the current treasurer of the Cairo Republican Club who is also a clerk at the Alpine Pork Store in South Cairo and waitress at Maassmann’s Restaurant in Round Top. One-term Republican Councilwoman Janet Schwarzenegger, who was elected in 2007, lost the Republican nomination this year to Tony Puorro, a businessman and town planning board member, by a vote of 177 to 88, and then to Dan Joyce, the town’s former postmaster, 193 to 75. Tax Collector Emily Feeney, Town Justice Tanja Sirago, and Town Supervisor John Coyne were also nominated without challengers. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

Party shakeups in Hudson politics
Republicans and Democrats faced headlines in the Register-Star Thursday about changes, with Hudson Republicans endorsing two Democrats, and a Democratic candidate who was not going to run, but now is. Hudson Republican Chairman George DeJesus announced the GOP endorses Geeta Cheddie, alderwoman, Glenn Martin, supervisor, William Hallenbeck, for mayor, Alexis Keith, alderwoman, John Musall, supervisor, Kenneth Ivey, treasurer, and Bart Delaney, candidate for Common Council president. Cheddie is, "the former Democratic deputy election commissioner, was elected alderwoman in 2009 as a Democrat, but, like her husband, Musall, she was dropped by the party this spring," according to reporter John Mason. Keith is the daughter of former Fourth Ward alderman and Democratic supervisor Staley Keith. Jamie Larson in the Register-Star reports that City Treasurer Eileen Halloran announced Wednesday will seek a third term, after previously announcing she would not run. Instead, she will face current Common Council President Don Moore, who Democrats earlier endorsed, in a primary. Until then, they have to work together running as Treasurer and Council President.

Molinaro co-sponsors Camphill bill
State Assemblyman Marc Molinaro, who for now represents Columbia and Dutchess County in the state legislature, and is now running for Dutchess County Executive, is co-sponsoring legislation that "authorizes the establishment of a long term care community in Columbia county known as Camphill Ghent, Inc. to provide integrated services to certain persons." The bill, A8134, is sponsored by Harvey Weisenberg, who represents a section of Nassau County on Long Island.

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Jay Connor
Hosts Mariel Fiori and Antonio Flores-Lobos interview Jay Connor, author and consultant, and founder/CEO of the Collaboratory for Community Support about education and community participation.

Rosie McLaughlin
Hosts Mariel Fiori and Antonio Flores-Lobos interview Rosie McLaughlin, Mental Health Counselor for the Oncology Support Program at Benedictine Hospital, about support for patients, teens, and families.
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