Molinaro, now running for Congress, gives the state of Dutchess County speech
MidHudson News reports that Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro delivered his 2022 State of the County address on April 20 in Pine Plains, with eyes from throughout New York's 19th Congressional District looking in. Molinaro spoke about a Dutchess County future he hopes not to be a part of, as he is currently the Republican candidate for Congress, hoping to replace Democrat Antonio Delgado. “Today we are poised for more growth and prosperity because of our decade-long commitment to smart, fiscally conservative and compassionate government. To continue along this path, we must redouble our efforts to keep Dutchess County safe and affordable, creating opportunities and optimism for every County resident,” Molinaro said. He spoke about expanding mental health services, tackling the opioid crisis, funding first responders, and housing needs in the community. Molinaro previously backed off his plan to give $12.5 million in taxpayer money for a minor league baseball stadium, switching $9.5 million of the stadium money for housing needs. Molinaro plans three public forums to give residents a chance to address the needs of the community. The first is 12:30 p.m. May 3 at Office for the Aging Tri-Town Senior Friendship Center in Pleasant Valley, the second is at 5:30 p.m., May 10 at the Red Hook Community Center, and the last is 5:30 p.m. May 17 at the American Legion Post 427 in Wappingers Falls. Read more about this story at MidHudson News.