Latest Campaign Contribution Report For Patricia Morrison

Campaign Contributions Made To Patricia Morrison

CAPITAL WOMEN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

97 WOODS LN

ALBANY, NY 12204-1613

1,000.00

FRIENDS OF BILL MCTYGUE

15 YORK STREET, APT B

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

FRIENDS OF BILL MCTYGUE

15 YORK STREET, APT B

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

SARATOGA HOSPITALITY LLC

466 BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

175.00

BATTLE, LYNNE

5157 WESTBARD AVENUE

BETHESDA, MD 20816

23.97

BEDERIAN, STEVEN M

8 WOODLAND DR.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BOARDMAN, JOHN

118 WHITE ST.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

48.25

BOYD, GORDON M

99 STATE STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-1425

300.00

BOYD, GORDON M

99 STATE STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

BRADY, FRANK

9 AMELIA COURT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

28.83

BULLOCK, ANN C

86 LINCOLN AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

CROCKER, HEATHER

92 LUDLOW ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

9.41

DANA, LEZLIE

170 SPRING ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

DEMARCO, JANICE

22 CASSIDY DRIVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

FONTAINE, MARIA L

99 MEADOW BROOK RD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-9711

300.00

GERHARDT, JOAN

4 BROOKVIEW TERRACE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

75.00

GRISIO, GIUSEPPE

185 BALLSTON AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

GROBER, BRENDA S

133 RAYLINSKY RD

BALLSTON LAKE, NY 12019

25.00

HENNING, BARBARA L

156 LAWRENCE ST, 208

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

JOHNSON, KATHERINE K

32 DOTEN AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

KEANE, SUZANNE

98 PRICHARD AVE

SOMERVILLE, MA 02144

23.97

KERAMATI, BAHRAM

27 GRANITE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MCTYGUE, THOMAS G

251 COUNTY ROUTE 68

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

MCTYGUE, THOMAS

251 COUNTY ROAD 68

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MCTYGUE, WILLIAM J

15 YORK STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MORRISON, CHARLES C

88 COURT STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

MORRISON, PATRICIA M

67 UNION STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

MULTARI JR., FRANK

105 5TH AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

PINGEL, MARK

1 VICTORIA LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SMITH, ALICE A

6 WOODLAND COURT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

40.00

SPAULDING, SHARON

36 MT MCGREGOR RD

GANSEVOORT, NY 12831

75.00

STANLEY, WILLIAM R

1 1/2 MEADOW LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

WALCZAK, LINDA L

66 LAKESIDE DR

MECHANICVILLE, NY 12118

100.00

WASH, JULIE

9 MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

23.97

WATERS, JOAN

203 WEBBER AVE

SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY 10591

14.26

WATERS, MARGARET

106 ORCHARD STREET

BELMONT, MA 02478

57.96

WATKIN, RAYMOND

9 WOODLAND CT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

400.00

YEPSEN, JOANNE

68 VISTA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

Total Contributions:

5,620.6

Latest Campaign Contribution Report For Michele Madigan

Contributions To Michele Madigan’s Campaign

BBL PAC

PO BOX 12789

ALBANY , NY 12212

200.00

CITIZENS FOR FANCK

511 BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

CITIZENS FOR JOHN FRANCK

511 BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

FITZGERALD MORRIS BAKER FIRTH PC

16 PEARL ST PO BOX 2017

GLENS FALLS , NY 12801

250.00

FRIENDS OF PETER MARTIN

PO BOX 313

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

FRIENDS OF TARA N. GASTON

PO BOX 649

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

IOUE LOCAL 158 VPAF STATE & LOCAL

27 HANNAY LANE

GLENMONT, NY 12077

500.00

KODIAK CONSTRUCTION, INC

PO BOX 657

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MUNTER ENTERPRISES, INC

881 MURRAY RD

MIDDLE GROVE , NY 12850

100.00

NEW YORK STATE LABORERS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

18 CORPORATE WOODS BOULEVARD

ALBANY, NY 12211

500.00

NOLAN & HELLER LLP

39 N PEARL ST

ALBANY, NY 12207

100.00

NORTHEAST GOVERNMENT CONSULTING LLC

501 ST DAVIDS LANE

NISKAYUNA, NY 12309

250.00

NRCC NY NON-PARTISAN PEC

111 STATE ST

ALBANY, NY 12207

250.00

PJS BAR-B-Q

ROUTE 9

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

SARATOGA COUNTY INDEPENDENCE PARTY CHAIRMAN’S CLUB

102 LUDLOW ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

SARATOGA COUNTY INDEPENDENCE PARTY CHAIRMAN’S CLUB

102 LUDLOW ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

SARATOGA HARNESS RACING INC

CRESCENT AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

SARATOGA PELICAN ASSOCIATES LLC

232 SOUTH BROADWAY 12866

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

SARATOGA SPRINGS DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

PO BOX 124

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

1,000.00

SHEET METAL WORKERS LU #83 VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

900 COMMERCE DRIVE

CLIFTON PARK, NY 12065

250.00

STEWART’S SHOPS CORP

PO BOX 435 SS 12866

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

TURF HOTELS

792 WATERVLIET SHAKER RD

LATHAM, NY 12110

250.00

UA PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LU 773 VOLUNTARY NYS PAC

PO BOX 312

GLENS FALLS, NY 12801

1,500.00

ARONSTAMM, GRADY

8 W CIRCULAR ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BELMONTE, PETER J

145 JACKSON ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

BLACK, GILLIAN

94 YORK AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BLACK, GILLIAN

94 YORK AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BLANCHARD, ROBERT

15 SPA CIRCLE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BOECHER, LYNNE

9 OAKWOOD DR

QUEENSBURY, NY 12804

25.00

BONACIO JR, ALFIO

18 DIVISION ST SUITE 401

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

BREWER, SAM

BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

20.00

BRODIE, ELLEN

32 WHISPERING PINES RD

GANSEVOORT, NY 12831

25.00

BROWN, CHARLES W

10 PERRY ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BROWN, CHARLES

10 PERRY ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

BUSH, TRISH

BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

10.00

CAIN, GEORGE

6 ROUNDTABLE RD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

35.00

CALBONE, ANGELO

33 LOUGHBERRY RD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

CAPONE, BARBARA

119 GRAND AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

40.00

CARR JR, DAVID

13 OAKLAND DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

CLEMENTS, BRUCE H

28 CLINTON ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

125.00

COLLINS, DAVID J

8 TOMMY LUTHER DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

CORBETT, CYNTHIA A

45 WALTON ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

CORBETT, CYNTHIA A

45 WALTON ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

DAKE, GARY C

PO BOX 435

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

DAKE, W P

90 BRYAN STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

DAKE, W P

90 BRYAN ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

DALEY, JOHN

LAKEWOOD DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

DALTON, ROBIN

78 CAROLINE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

DELEONARDIS, COURTNEY

30 MAGNOLIA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

75.00

DELEONARDIS, VINCENT J

30 MAGNOLIA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

75.00

DEMARCO, DAVID

7 INGERSOLL RD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

DICARA, TAMMY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

DODD, GREGORY P

165 CAROLINE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

FEINSTEIN, MICHELE

59 RAILROAD PLACE APT 501

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

35.00

FINNERAN, EILEEN J

35 THOROUGHBRED

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

FORBUSH, DAN

14 WESTBURY DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

60.00

FOSTER, DOROTHY

4 BIRCH RUN DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

GAGNE, MOLLY

22 VICHY DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

20.00

GOLDBERG, SUSAN V

66 SARAZEN STREET

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

99.00

GORMAN, KATHRYN

55 RAILROAD PL APT 311

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

25.00

GORMAN, M KATHRYN

55 RAILROAD PLACE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

25.00

HIGGINS, RICHARD L

100 UNION AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

HIGGINS, RICHARD L

100 UNION AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

HOFFMAN, MICHAEL

38 HIGH ROCK AVE, UNIT 6K

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

HOFFMAN, MICHAEL

38 HIGH ROCK AVE, UNIT 6K

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

HOLLOWOOD, CYNTHIA D

144 5TH AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

HOVER, MARK AND CATHERINE

43 LONG ALLEY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

IRELAND, KIMBERLY

3 FRUITWOOD DR

BURNT HILLS , NY 12027

100.00

JONES, MATTHEW J

2 VICTORIA LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

1,000.00

JORGENSEN, DIANE M

5 WIEBECKE CT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

KAPLAN, KEITH

67 STAFFORD BRIDGE RE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

40.00

KIEHL, ELLEN

231 CAROLINE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

35.00

KIEHL, ELLEN

231 CAROLINE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

35.00

KING, JOY

6 MARION AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

25.00

KUCZYNSKI, HENRY

153 SPRING ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

LASALLE, GAYLE B

147 WOODLAWN

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

25.00

LEWIS, TOM L

60 FRANKLIN ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

LUCAS, JOY A

30 BRAIM RD

GREENFIELD CENTER , NY 12833

150.00

LYONS, CHRISTOPHER

2163 ROWLEY RD

BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020

100.00

MADIGAN, MARY JO

6217 E CORAL CIRCLE

ANAHEIM, CA 92807

50.00

MADIGAN, MICHELE D

7 EMERALD LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

36.04

MADIGAN, MICHELE D

7 EMERALD LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

154.03

MALLORY, PATRICIA

12 ROBERTS LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MARTIN, PETER

101 BRYAN ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

MARTINEZ, JAMES

15 FIFTH AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

35.00

MARTINEZ, JAMES

15 FIFTH

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

75.00

MATHIESEN, DMD, CHRISTIAN E

154 WEST AVE 12866

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MCCLENEGHEN, FRANK D

2189 COOK RD

GALWAY, NY 12074

250.00

MCCLENEGHEN, FRANK D

2189 COOK RD

GALWAY, NY 12074

500.00

MCLAUGHLIN, PATRICIA M

6209 EMPIRE AVE

SCHENECTADY , NY 12306

100.00

MORAN, DILLON

177 LAKE AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

MURATORI, VALERIE

288 CAROLINE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

NEWKIRK, THOMAS R

553 CRESCENT AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

OGDEN, JOSEPH J

11 MOKASHA SQ

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

ORMSBY, AL

40 GLENHAM RD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

PARILLO, FRANK

4 THERESA TERRACE

MALTA , NY 12020

250.00

PARTRIDGE, JANICE

2 MAGNOLIA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

PARTRIDGE, JANICE

2 MAGNOLIA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

PATTERSON, DAVE

54 ZEPHYR LANE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

QUIGLEY, LORETTA

129 SPRING ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

QUINN ZANELLA, KELLY

27 COLLINS TERRACE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

ROOHAN, J THOMAS

519 BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

ROOHAN, J THOMAS

514 BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

SALERNI, EUGENE

24 LONGWOOD

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

75.00

SANTAMARIA, KATHLEEN

3 KEMPTON PL APT 7

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SARTIN, THOMAS

PO BOX 995

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SCARBOROUGH, MIRIAM

26 MADISON AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SCHNEIDER ZANGRANDO, JOANNA

24 COLLINS TERRACE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

SCHWARZ-LAWTON, HELEN

209 NELSON AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SELLERS, RICHARD

PO BOX 789

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

200.00

SHIMKUS, TODD

139 JEFFERSON ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

SOBOL GOMEZ, ELIZABETH

15 ADAMS ST, 12866

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

SOBOL GOMEZ, ELIZABETH

15 ADAMS ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

500.00

SPRANGEN, BROOKE

212 AGOSTINO AVE

NISAYUNA, NY 12309

40.00

STENGLEIN, PHILIP A

7 WHITE OAK PATH

BALLSTON SPA, NY 12020

75.00

SULLIVAN, CONCETA

95 VISTA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

SUTTON, RODNEY J

12 FIFTH AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

TURKHEIMER, ALLAN

158 WOODLAWN AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

36.00

VAN WAGNER, CLIFFORD

18 ROLLING BROOK DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

150.00

VON SCHENK, STEPHEN

75 COOLIDGE LN

DIAMOND POINT, NY 12824

100.00

WAIT, CHARLES W

658 N BROADWAY

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

250.00

WAIT, JR, CHARLES V

8 LAKEVIEW DR

GANSEVOORT , NY 12831

100.00

WALSH, MARGARET

16 ROSEWOOD DR

CLIFTON PARK , NY 12065

250.00

WEIHE, MARTHA JANE

44 WHITE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

WEIHE, MARTHA JANE

44 WHITE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

WHITTLE, LINDA

19 GEORGE ST

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

WILDER, NANCY

6 HORSESHOE DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

WILSON, KATHLEEN

16 CENTRAL AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

25.00

WILSON, KATHLEEN

16 CENTRAL AVE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

50.00

ZANGRANDO, JOANNA

24 COLLINS TERRACE

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

ZIEKER, MELISSA

10 MAGNOLIA DR

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

WILLIAM B WILMOT AND JOAN M. TAYLOR

46 UNION AVE, UNIT 204

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

100.00

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

644.00

Total Contributions:

23,749.07

Times Union Watch: Was That A Correction?

The Times Union today published a very nice piece on Tim Holmes, Republican candidate for mayor. I guess you could call that a correction of their earlier article in which they asserted that Mayor Kelly was running unopposed. Well, not entirely . The original story still contains the assertion that Kelly is running unopposed.

If you were looking for some sort of acknowledgement from either Wendy Liberatore or Rex Smith regarding their extraordinary error, I am afraid you will be disappointed.

Times Union Watch: Rex Smith, the Editor of the Times Union, Channels Franz Kafka

It is interesting how a story can morph. In a recent post in my Times Union Watch series I pointed out that reporter Wendy Liberatore had incorrectly stated that Mayor Meg Kelly had no opponent in the fall election. In fact, Tim Holmes has secured the Republican mayoral line for this year’s election.

Unbeknownst to me, Todd Kerner, the Chairman of the Saratoga County Democratic Committee, forwarded that blog post to Rex Smith, the editor of the Times Union, also expressing concern about these errors and voicing his frustration in general with Wendy Liberatore’s reporting.

In response, Rex Smith supported Ms. Liberatore’s report and also denied that Mayor Kelly had an opponent. Avoiding even referencing Tim Holmes’ name, he said that the “possible candidate” had not announced and was not even sure that he was going to run. He ended by saying “Please do not accuse us of bias with factually incorrect information.”

Kerner, who is an attorney and has done quite a bit of election law, was amazed at this response. Kerner pointed out to Rex Smith that Tim Holmes is indeed a candidate whether he has announced or not because

“(1) he filed petitions and did not decline during the declination period, and (2) he has an active filing with the NYS board of elections.”

Kerner added “He is on the ballot therefore he is opposing Meg Kelly.  Period.  If you don’t believe me call the Saratoga County Board of Elections or even the NYS board. ”

I called Mr. Holmes himself. He had been unaware of the article but was unequivocal regarding his commitment to run for mayor.

I wrote to Rex Smith advising him of this and received an email from Ms. Liberatore. She wrote that her understanding was that Holmes had not decided whether to run or not and that unless she heard from him (rather than me), she would continue in the belief that he was not running.

I cop to being a little snarky because I wrote back saying it appeared that the only way she would be convinced of his candidacy would be either his announcement or seeing his name on the ballot this November.

The matter was soon settled as a few minutes later she was CC’d on an email from Mr. Holmes announcing that he was indeed a candidate for mayor of the city of Saratoga Springs .

In his correspondence with Rex Smith Todd Kerner writes that he is “shocked that the TU can say that Meg Kelly has no opposition” and asks for a retraction/clarification. At this point there has been no reply from the TU.

I feel compelled to continue being snarky by pointing out that Rex Smith is on a weekly WAMC show on which he offers his expertise on how the media should comport themselves.

Below are the relevant emails. They are not long and they have a certain comic aspect to them.

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To: Rex Smith

From: Todd Kerner

Subject: Liberatore Article

Date: June 15, 2019

This blogger has now made it a cause to point out Wendy’s issues. You should stay with this as you can see even moderates are not happy with her reporting. It’s tainting the TU as being biased. Too bad because I have been a reader for 30+ years and have been an avid fan.

Todd

Todd M. Kerner, Chair

Saratoga County Democratic Committee

From: Saratoga Springs Politics <comment-reply@wordpress.com>

Date: June 15, 2019 at 8:18:13 PM EDT

To: tkerner1@nycap.rr.com

Subject: [New post] Times Union Watch

Reply-To: Saratoga Springs Politics

John Kaufmann posted: “In a story in today’s edition of the Times Union, Wendy Liberatore refers to Billy McTygue as William McTague. She also writes that Mayor Meg Kelly is running unopposed. In fact she is being challenged by Republican Tim Holmes.”

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From: “Smith, Rex” <RSmith@TimesUnion.com>

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:10 PM

To: “Todd M. Kerner” <tkerner1@nycap.rr.com>

Subject: Re: [New post] Times Union Watch

Sorry for the misspelling — no excuse for that.

But the blogger is incorrect to say that the mayor has a Republican opponent. The possible candidate named here has not announced, nor even decided whether or not to run. Please do not accuse us of bias with factually incorrect information.

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From: Todd Kerner <tkerner1@nycap.rr.com>
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 2:56 PM
To: “Smith, Rex” <RSmith@TimesUnion.com>
Subject: Re: [New post] Times Union Watch

 

Rex,

 

Tim Holmes is a candidate for Mayor of Saratoga Springs.  He will be on the ballot.  He filed his petitions and they were certified.  To say he is not a candidate is just not accurate.  Whether he has made a formal announcement or not is irrelevant.  Also, to say he has not decided to run is wrong for two reasons:  (1) he filed petitions and did not decline during the declination period, and (2) he has an active filing with the NYS board of elections.

I have done quite a bit of election law and am shocked that the TU can say Meg Kelly has no opposition.  I would ask for a retraction/clarification.

In addition, this is why I called you weeks ago, that Wendy’s reporting and her selection of stories is biased.  When she does stories they often contain errors. The errors seem to always be on the side of her acquaintances.   Not surprisingly her coverage of Saratoga Springs is symbolic of that.  I have never complained or called you in all my years as county chair, but I must confront her reporting and will not let it go unchallenged.   I am surprised though that in this day when newspapers are fighting social media to stay alive the TU would allow itself to be no different than many social media outlets.  I guess the fact people are talking about her stories, not about the substance, but about the bias shown is irrelevant to the number of hits to her stories.  I am just disappointed in the TU that instead of taking a look at her writing you would double down and defend it.

If you have any doubt whether Meg Kelly is opposed, you should confirm that with either the Republican or Democratic Commissioner of Elections for Saratoga County.

I am also available to any reporter or editor at the TU.  I will not talk to Wendy as I have no faith in her reporting.  I believe this is becoming more common throughout the County.  That is a disservice to the readership of the TU, including me.

Todd

 

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Todd Kerner commentary:

I cannot believe that he says because the person under NYS ELECTION LAW who is on the ballot is not an opponent because he has not announced or decided to run.  I am flabbergasted that he does not know under the election law that when someone petitions after the declination period you cannot get off the ballot except in limited cases.  Nonetheless he is an opponent.  They are closing the ranks at the TU.  I am not letting drop as this is to easy to show how wrong their reporting is in SS.

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To: Rex Smith
From: John Kaufmann
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
I am the blogger referenced in Todd Kerner’s emails to you.

In your email to Mr. Kerner you state:

“The possible candidate named here [JK: TIm Holmes] has not announced, nor even decided whether or not to run”

Tim Holmes cares deeply about our city.  His decision to run was neither frivolous nor impulsive.

Following reading your email, I contacted him.  There was nothing equivocal about his response.  He is fully committed to his campaign and plans to announce his candidacy at what he considers the appropriate time.  I am sure if you contact him using the email above or by phoning him, he will confirm this.  I do not know where you received your misinformation.
Running for office in the current environment is not an easy or pleasant business.  I would urge you as a courtesy to Mr. Holmes to correct the record on this matter.
Thank you for your attention,
John Kaufmann
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To: John Kaufmann
From: Wendy Liberatore
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
That’s not what he tells me. Until he tell me, I can’t use what you say.
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To: Wendy Liberatore
From: John Kaufmann
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
The fact that Mr. Holmes is going to appear on the ballot as the Republican candidate for mayor would seem to most of us sufficient so we would not write a story saying Meg Kelly has no opponent.  I guess for you and Mr. Smith you will have to wait until his announcement or until you get a copy of the ballot this fall.
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To: John Kaufmann
From: Wendy Liberatore
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
I will look at the ballot. But at this point, he is still being coy with me.
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To: Wendy Liberatore
From: Todd Kerner
CC: John Kaufmann, Rex Smith. Tim Holmes
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
Wendy- 

Do you know under NYS election law once petitioning is done and the 3 day declination period elapses you are on the ballot.  Do you know this year that was moved up to March.  Mr. Holmes filed petitions for Mayor and did not decline the nomination.  He is on the ballot therefore he is opposing Meg Kelly.  Period.  If you don’t believe me call the Saratoga County Board of Elections or even the NYS board.   By the way, Is it true that the GOP commissioner also refuses to speak to you because of the same issues we are discussing.  

I have tried to be professional and point out the mistakes and also talked to you about the bias in your reporting.  I then went to Rex Smith to discuss this continued concern. If anything it is worse now than ever.  
It does not matter what Mr. Holmes may have said to you or not. We have election laws that say he is on the ballot and cannot come off unless certain circumstances are met (death, etc).  So why would you not phrase your article to reflect the laws of this State rather than your misguided beliefs.  
 Todd M. Kerner, ChairSaratoga County Democratic Committee
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To: Todd Kerner
From: Tim Holmes
CC: John Kaufmann, Wendy Liberatore, Rex Smith
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
All,

I am on the ballot for the November election as a candidate for Mayor, on the Republican line, having filed appropriately as the NYS BOE would attest.

I am glad to do so to offer an alternative for the municipal position. I very much respect the incumbents and others who volunteer themselves for such service.
We are all working in Saratoga Springs to maintain and improve this phenomenal city. 
I appreciate some of the difficulties of running a press operation.
Thanks all.
Sincerely,
Tim Holmes
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From: John Kaufmann
To: Wendy Liberatore
CC: Rex Smith, Tim Holmes, Todd Kerner
Subject: Liberatore Article
Date: June 16, 2019
Wendy:
I hope the email below (which you received [Holmes Email]) is sufficient proof to you and Mr. Smith that Mr. Holmes is running for the mayor of Saratoga Springs.
I also think you would benefit by checking with the Saratoga County Board of Elections now about his status as a candidate rather wait until the ballots are issued just before the actual election.
JK

The Disgrace Of What Had Been The County’s Nursing Home: It is time for Matt Veitch and Tara Gaston to speak up

The Federal Government has put what had been the county’s nursing home on a watch list as one of the most troubled facilities in the nation. In a cost saving move a few years ago, the county sold what had been called Maplewood Manor under the county to Zenith Care Health.

This blog as did others warned at the time of the proposed sale that privatizing the nursing home would, in all likelihood, lead to a deterioration of services. In her excellent column for the Gazette, Sara Foss points out the moral failure of our county whose success should have made possible public investment in the care of our elderly.

The New York Times reported recently about HUD and Medicare’s growing crisis regarding privatized nursing homes. In an attempt to expand care, following the myth that the private sector always does things better, the Federal government began underwriting loans for private companies who wanted to buy nursing homes. The story paints a grim picture of the result. Many of the players either as a result of mismanagement or the exploitation of payments to themselves, have now created a crisis with insolvent nursing homes that have vulnerable patients with no place to go.

The decision by the Board of Supervisors  to sell the Maplewood Manor created this problem. There is good reason to worry that the currently named Saratoga Center for Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care may become insolvent.

At a minimum, the Board of Supervisors, as our elected officials should be voicing alarm and meeting with Zenith Health Care and the state to find out just what is going on. If the the facility is in financial jeopardy, they should be evaluating whether they need to be looking into taking it over again.

Matt Veitch was a Saratoga County Supervisor representing Saratoga Springs when the decision was made to sell the manor. He is still our Supervisor. Tara Gaston is currently our Supervisor as well but was not serving on the Board when the decision to sell was made. Both are up for re-election this year.

I would like to offer them both the opportunity to be guest writers on this blog to tell us their thoughts on this matter.

I urge the readers of this blog to take the time to read Ms. Foss’ column.

https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/06/10/foss-poor-conditions-at-nursing-home-are-troubling

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/business/nursing-homes-mortgage-hud.html?searchResultPosition=1

LGBTQ Pride Event June 16

The fifth annual Saratoga Pride Celebration will be on Sunday,  June 16, from 1 to 4pm at the High Rock Park Pavilion. They will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Police regularly raided bars like the Stonewall. For more details on the many activities at the event here is a story from the Saratogian.

Wikipedia has an excellent history of the Stonewall Riot and the emergence of the gay liberation movement. Here is an excerpt:

The Stonewall Inn, located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street, along with several other establishments in the city, was owned by the Genovese crime family.  In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested $3,500 to turn the Stonewall Inn into a gay bar, after it had been a restaurant and a nightclub for heterosexuals. Once a week a police officer would collect envelopes of cash as a payoff, as the Stonewall Inn had no liquor license. It had no running water behind the bar—used glasses were run through tubs of water and immediately reused. There were no fire exits, and the toilets overran consistently. Though the bar was not used for prostitution, drug sales and other “cash transactions” took place. It was the only bar for gay men in New York City where dancing was allowed; dancing was its main draw since its re-opening as a gay club.

Visitors to the Stonewall Inn in 1969 were greeted by a bouncer who inspected them through a peephole in the door. The legal drinking age was 18, and to avoid unwittingly letting in undercover police (who were called “Lily Law”, “Alice Blue Gown”, or “Betty Badge”), visitors would have to be known by the doorman, or look gay. The entrance fee on weekends was $3, for which the customer received two tickets that could be exchanged for two drinks. Patrons were required to sign their names in a book to prove that the bar was a private “bottle club”, but rarely signed their real names.[10] There were two dance floors in the Stonewall; the interior was painted black, making it very dark inside, with pulsing gel lights or black lights. If police were spotted, regular white lights were turned on, signaling that everyone should stop dancing or touching.[54]. In the rear of the bar was a smaller room frequented by “queens”; it was one of two bars where effeminate men who wore makeup and teased their hair (though dressed in men’s clothing) could go. Only a few transvestites, or men in full drag, were allowed in by the bouncers. The customers were “98 percent male” but a few lesbians sometimes came to the bar. Younger homeless adolescent males, who slept in nearby Christopher Park, would often try to get in so customers would buy them drinks. The age of the clientele ranged between the upper teens and early thirties, and the racial mix was evenly distributed among white, black, and Hispanic patrons. Because of its even mix of people, its location, and the attraction of dancing, the Stonewall Inn was known by many as “the gay bar in the city”.

Police raids on gay bars were frequent—occurring on average once a month for each bar. Many bars kept extra liquor in a secret panel behind the bar, or in a car down the block, to facilitate resuming business as quickly as possible if alcohol was seized. Bar management usually knew about raids beforehand due to police tip-offs, and raids occurred early enough in the evening that business could commence after the police had finished.[59] During a typical raid, the lights were turned on, and customers were lined up and their identification cards checked. Those without identification or dressed in full drag were arrested; others were allowed to leave. Some of the men, including those in drag, used their draft cards as identification. Women were required to wear three pieces of feminine clothing, and would be arrested if found not wearing them. Employees and management of the bars were also typically arrested. The period immediately before June 28, 1969, was marked by frequent raids of local bars—including a raid at the Stonewall Inn on the Tuesday before the riots—and the closing of the Checkerboard, the Tele-Star, and two other clubs in Greenwich Village.