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(POSTED 10/30/19)

"Here we are at Joe Ruggiero’s fundraiser Tuesday evening in Wappingers. Mike Weinberg, political strategist to Pete Harckham, NYS Senator, District 40, and Kenya Gadsden, our wonderful candidate for county clerk, are also there! Go Blue!"

 Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/28/19)

"Here I am voting early in Union Vale! How spine-tingling to see my name on the ballot and then to cast my vote for myself and the Blue! OMG! This is exciting stuff

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/28/19)

"Here it is - what I would work to accomplish if elected. I’ve done my knocking (continuing all week thru Election Day), and I’ve done my homework. We must bring Beekman up to speed! It’s the 21st century, for heaven’s sake! Please vote to give me that opportunity."

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

 

(POSTED 10/20119)

"Did some canvassing in Ulster County yesterday with Rima Liscum. Here we are with Dave Clegg running for DA there. Dave is an awesome candidate. He’s worked for human rights, the LGBTQ community, and wants to do more for criminal justice reform. Good luck, Dave!"

Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/20/19)

"Here I am with my #1 political mentor, Rima Liscum. We are about to go out canvassing. This woman welcomes me every day as her colleague and friend. Her wonderful friends in Rhinebeck have become my friends. They all support my campaign for Beekman’s town board and have stepped up to canvass for me.

Thank you, Rima, and Dems of northern Dutchess! Go Blue!"

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

 

(POSTED 10/20/19)

"So I’m researching candidates for Beekman town board from the 2015 election, and, some of what people hoped to accomplish sounds very familiar. “The biggest challenges are lack of foresight and planning by the present administration which consists solely of five members of the same political party...They do not encourage businesses to open here, there is no transparency in their transactions, they decide many important issues in “executive session” and outside of the public forum...” Remember when I pointed out that at town board meetings I have not once seen a discussion among board members. Clearly issues have been decided upon prior to their meetings.

Nothing changes if nothing changes!

Vote Barbara-a new voice for Beekman."

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/18/19)

"I attended the Chamber of Commerce forum in Poughkeepsie this past Wednesday. Our current county executive was there; he announced that the towns of Hyde Park and Pawling had both received one-half million dollar grants recently for infrastructure, specifically sewer. Wow, Beekman could sure use some money from the county for infrastructure to improve its town center. A Dutchess County legislator explained to me that these particular funds came from sales tax revenue generated by towns in the county that are collected by the county exec. Towns have the opportunity to maybe get some of this money back in the form of grants. Why aren’t our county legislator and town board members writing grants to get some of Beekman’s money back? Why aren’t our elected officials more pro-active for Beekman? This looks like complacency to me. I’d like the chance to write a grant to improve Beekman."

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/15/19)

"It was a great fundraiser for the Dems at Murray Johnson’s home in Beekman on Monday evening. Our own awesome Congressman Antonio Delgado made an appearance to lend his support.

Dutchess County candidates Joe Ruggiero, Rich Berube, and Kenya Gadsden were there. Coleen Snow on the right is running for town board in Pawling, and, of course, I am running for town board in Beekman.

The third pic includes my beautiful daughter, Erin, who came from Westchester County to support our cause.  Thank you, sweet Erie, and GO BLUE!!!"

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

 

(POSTED 10/14/19)

"I was talking with a young business owner in Beekman last Friday. He is ambitious, but doesn’t appear to be the kind of person who would “step on someone else” to get ahead. His current establishment is very successful, and he is planning to expand. As a matter of fact, he was very interested in a piece of land in what could be called Beekman’s town center on Rt. 55. However, in trying to move forward with his plan, this young man told me that Beekman’s town board was making it so difficult to build that he is now purchasing property in Union Vale instead. Wondering what is happening to the old Ramblers Restaurant on Rt. 55 in Beekman? River Station in Poughkeepsie wanted to purchase it and rename it Station Grill and make it a bar and grill. But, again, I’m told that the town was putting so many restrictions on changes that could be made to the inside, the buyer backed out. A tattoo shop tried to establish itself some time ago but was told that is not the kind of business we want to promote in Beekman. But there doesn’t appear to be a problem having a gun/ammunition shop next to an ice cream parlor! Or having an adjacent intersection that is so dangerous, it causes multiple accidents a year! It’s definitely time for at least one change!

VOTE BARBARA WALSH FOR BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD!"

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

 

(POSTED 10/12/19)

"Here I am canvassing in Chelsea Cove today. Karen Smythe who just announced her candidacy for the NYS Senate seat in district 41 was here and gathered materials to canvass also. Her best gift was the time she spent talking with me and mentoring me in running for office. What a wise lady that Karen Smythe is..."

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

 

(POSTED 10/11/19)

"Beekman’s Dem chair and I are hosting this. Come to southern Dutchess to support our awesome Democratic candidates! WE NEED YOU!!! "

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/9/19)

"Beekman’s Dem chair and I are hosting this. Come to southern Dutchess to support our awesome Democratic candidates! WE NEED YOU!!! "

  Barbara Walsh

 

 

(POSTED 10/9/19)

Book Drive for Incarcerated People in the Hudson Valley

Public
 · Hosted by Howland Public Library

Barbara Walsh

 

(POSTED 10/8/19)

"One issue important to Beekman that residents may not be aware of is the Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. It is a NYS initiative that helps local governments take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. The program offers free technical assistance, grants, and rebates for electric vehicles. There are over 275 NY communities that have partnered with their state government to build a resilient, low-emission future. Twenty of those towns are in Dutchess County, including Union Vale, LaGrange, Dover, and Pleasant Valley. Beekman is not one of them; it is hampered by lack of interest from the town board. How will you answer your children and grandchildren when they ask what YOU DID to save the environment? I’m so on board with this!"

  Barbara Walsh

 

(POSTED 10/1/19)

"The more doors I knock on and the more people I meet in Beekman, the more I hear voters say, "It's time for a change." That's what I want to be - one small change - a new voice among the same voices we've heard for the last eight years. It only makes sense that a fresh perspective is a winning idea after all this time. I've received four endorsements from organizations that must agree: Dutchess Central Labor Council, Dutchess Democratic Women's Caucus, Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, and Eleanor's Legacy. Please give me a chance to make a difference in Beekman!"

  Barbara Walsh


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