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3/7/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

‘Get your green on’
Parade of Green Saturday

By Kristine Coulter

(Continued from cover) The number of entries in the parade has grown has well. This year, so far, there are 40 entries.

“All these people are way excited,” said Markarian.

Beacon Bears Football and Cheer will be marching in The Parade of Green on March 10. Those participating should meet by the police station at 10 a.m. Those who are marching for the organization should wear their Beacon Bears spirit wear.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Molinaro will run for governor after all

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro

By Ray Fashona

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has changed his mind and decided he will run for governor in November against Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

In January, Molinaro issued a statement saying he had decided not to chase the GOP nomination for governor.

“After much discussion, contemplation and prayer, I have made the decision that at this time I will not be a Republican candidate for Governor,” Molinaro, 42, said in a statement issued Jan. 4.

But the winds of political change have brought the county executive back to a candidacy he has been discussing for at least four years.

Molinaro reportedly was urged by Republicans throughout the state to reconsider after several GOP candidates, including Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, dropped out of the race.

Molinaro now faces state Sen. John DeFrancisco, R-Syracuse, and Joe Holland, a former housing commissioner, for the GOP line. Republicans will hold their convention in May. The three men made their case last Friday to party leaders who had gathered in Saratoga Springs.

According to the state GOP committee, Molinaro swept 55 of 83 votes taken in a straw poll March 2.

Also in the Mar 7-13, 2018 issue:

  • Easter Egg Hunt to be new feature at Children's Spring Tea

A table set with tea and fine china at Mount Gulian Historic Site. - Courtesy photo


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