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May 2019


Join Us at the Summer Social

Mark your calendars for festive afternoon Saturday June 8, 1-4pm, at the Fran Mark Recreation Park on Clinton Hollow Road! 

Town of Clinton (ToC) Democrats have invited Congressman Antonio Delgado, Town of Clinton Board members, Town and County candidates & incumbents to join local residents to sample delicious regional food and enjoy the sound of a live band.

Take advantage of a bucolic summer Saturday at the Park Pavilion to meet candidates and local officials and to hear about the revitalization of the Democratic Party in Clinton, which has grown about 16% in the last two years (while registered Republicans have decreased slightly).  Catch up with neighbors, make new friends, challenge elected officials with questions, or share key concerns about your community. 

Your voice is important to them. They want to hear from you and to share their priorities. Use this opportunity to help decide who should earn your vote.  

Please join friends and neighbors on June 8 for great fun, music, food and camaraderie!

County Legislature Update

Brennan Kearney, County Legislator for Clinton and Rhinebeck, reports that last month she voted to approve a Resolution requesting that the New York State Liquor Authority extend Liquor Store Hours in Dutchess County until 9 pm every evening (at the discretion of shop owners), which was passed. Harker House Wine & Spirits in Clinton was a strong supporter of the resolution. Kearney noted, "This is an important option for small business owners, especially in towns like Clinton and Rhinebeck. Dutchess County hours are the most restrictive in the state and our neighboring counties allow shops to be open until midnight (although most do not opt to). It will also benefit the tourism industry, and the busier parts of the county who have enough business to stay open later. The sales taxes collected help the whole county. And stores will be able to open on major holidays for more than an hour.”

Kearney and her colleagues also voted to fund Early Voting for Dutchess County. This will expand voter rights and encourage more voting in this year’s Primary and November elections! For details on how and where please click here.

A new Code of Ethics was approved after numerous amendments were made by the Democratic Caucus to improve upon the initial resolution and strengthen disclosure.

New Solar Energy Law Proposed

On May 14, 6 pm, two proposed laws will be open for public comment at the Town Board meeting. One is to expand solar energy use in Clinton. The other is to place a temporary halt (pending zoning revisions) on the creation of conference centers in Clinton. The public can also comment at the beginning and end of the regular Town Board meeting. The Town Board agenda will be posted here.

Volunteer and Socialize!

We need volunteers for the June 8 social event. Throughout May:
  • Talk to friends and neighbors and bring them to the social
  • Distribute flyers at the transfer station on Saturdays and elsewhere
On June 8th:
  • Set up and take down tables
  • Bring food, snacks, desserts, soft drinks, and water
  • Sign in participants
  • Staff the voter registration table
  • Introduce people to candidates and incumbents
If you can help, please email us.

Clinton Zoning Revisions Workshop: Right to Farm on Agenda

Zoning revision workshops are continuing. On May 2 at 7pm, in the Town Hall, the following sections will be reviewed:

250-44 Commercial communications facilities
250-45 Conference centers
250-49 Educational institutions
250-51 Farming, agricultural protection, right to farm

Detailed files can be found here.

Berube Challenges 10-Term DA

Richard Berube, a Beacon resident, and former Marine, spoke at last month's Clinton Town Dems meeting.  Berube has past experience working in the Dutchess County DA's Office, first as an intern, then as a senior assistant district attorney, until leaving the office for private practice. More on the candidate can be found here. You can visit his Facebook page to share his campaign with your friends.
The next Clinton Town Dems meeting is scheduled for
May 20, 6-7pm 
at the Masonic Hall at the Town Campus on Centre Road. 
All are welcome.  Minutes from the last meeting are
here.

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Newsletter produced by the Town of Clinton Democratic Committee, a group of local residents dedicated to getting out the vote in our Town. You can reach us at townofclintondemocrats@gmail.com.

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