Ballot Set in Cold Spring

Mayor and trustees will face challengers

Mayor Dave Merandy and Trustees Fran Murphy and Marie Early will have challengers in the November election for their seats on the Cold Spring Village Board.

Merandy will face Chuck Hustis, a former trustee, for mayor. Murphy, Early and Margaret Parr, a member of the Haldane school board, will campaign for two open trustee seats on the five-member panel. All filed valid nominating petitions with the Putnam County Board of Elections by the May 28 deadline. Merandy is seeking his third, 2-year term and Murphy and Early hope to return for their third terms.

4 Responses to "Ballot Set in Cold Spring"

  1. Patty Villanova   May 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Very nice to see Chuck Hustis on the ballot and returning to local politics. He did a great job in the past and I think he will work hard for Cold Spring if he becomes mayor.

    Chuck is a native and is under no illusions about what the problems are. I also believe that he understands the benefits of a thriving Main Street and will be pro-active in that regard. Speaking as a merchant, I think we need the kind of change from the current regime that Chuck will bring. I wish him lots of luck.

  2. Thomas Tannery   June 6, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Charles is a nice fellow, but didn’t he abandon his trustee seat in the middle of his tenure, serenading his fellow-trustees in song? He was erratic in his voting as well. I’m curious why he feels a vote should be cast for him when his track record is less than pristine. Perhaps he will prove me wrong.

  3. Charles Hustis   June 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    For the record, I finished out my term of office on March 31, 2014. I left office to focus on personal priorities and now am reinvigorated to help the village.

  4. Donna Anderson   June 8, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Chuck is a good guy and will serve the village well. I will promote Chuck with the seniors, many of whom live in the village.