Primary Day Around The Corner on Sept. 13

Primary elections will be held on Sept. 13. For those outside of the county that day, absentee ballots can be obtained by calling the Board of Elections at 845-360-6500, visiting their website (orangecountygov.com/elections), or in person at their office at 75 Webster Ave. in Goshen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The board’s office will be open for extended absentee balloting on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Here’s what to expect on the ballot:

State Senate challenger Christopher Eachus is solo on the Working Families Party line in Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, New Windsor, City of Newburgh, and the Town of Newburgh, among other locations. Eachus is taking on incumbent Republican state Sen. William Larkin in the general election in November. There will be a write-in space for the Women’s Equality Party for the state senator seat in the same locations.

Robert Freehill and Steven Brockett will be on the ballot for county judge on the Green Party ticket in Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Hamptonburgh, New Windsor, both the city and town of Newburgh, and elsewhere.

Blooming Grove:

Philip Canterino and James O’Donnell will be on the ballot for the Conservative, Independence (District 2), and Republican (District 2) line for an Orange County Legislator seat.

Cornwall:

Michael O’Connor and Lynn A. Beesecker will vie for the Conservative and Independence lines for town justice.

City of Newburgh: Dorcas Brown, Joseph Fogarty, Yvonne Garriques, and Jason Alfred will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s First Ward, District One. Voters can pick two candidates.

Hilary Rayford, Roxie Royal, Daniella Jones, and Benilda Armstead-Jones will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s First Ward, District Two. Voters can pick two candidates.

Charline Boyle, Mark Carnes, and Zina Woody will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s First Ward, District Three. Voters can pick two candidates.

Jerry Maldonado, Luis Fonseca, and Gay Lee will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s First Ward, District Four. Voters can pick two candidates.

Nancy Colas, Kevindaryan Lujan, Ramona Monteverde, and Nadene Speer will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee in the city’s Second Ward, District Two. Voters can pick two candidates.

Lillian Burgarelli, Jason Muller, Jonathan Jacobson, and William Hernandez will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee in the city’s Third Ward, District One. Voters can pick two candidates.

Judith Kennedy, Mary Phillips, Mary Keller, and William Keller will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s Third Ward, District Two. Voters can pick two candidates.

Owen Fraser, Deborah Danzy, and Tamle Hollins will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s Third Ward, District Three. Voters can pick two candidates.

Regina Angelo, Lori Angelo, Robert Sklarz, and Roberto Orduna will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s Third Ward, District Four. Voters can pick two candidates.

Karen McCarthy, Mary Korchinsky, Jeffrey Gardiner will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s Fourth Ward, District One. Voters can pick two candidates.

Patricia Sofokles, Candace Nicholas, and Lisa Dally will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee for the city’s Fourth Ward, District Two. Voters can pick two candidates.

Cindy Holmes, Anissa Williams, Gabrielle Hill, and Yvondra Sims-Bruce will compete to be a member of the Orange County Democratic Committee in the city’s Fourth Ward, District Four. Voters can pick two candidates.

Stolen Car Burns In Chester, Police Searching For Clues

XX Car Fire

The Town of Chester police and fire departments are looking for information about a car fire last week involving a Nissan Altima that was stolen from a driveway in the Town of Ghent in Columbia County in September, police said. The car was found on Lehigh Avenue near Route 17, police said. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Town of Chester Police Department at 845-469-9311, or the anonymous tip line 845-569-7000 ext. 370. (photo provided)

Chester Drops The Ball Against Notre Dame

NYS Class C Semi-Final: (Moreau Recreation Park, South Glens Falls, NY)
Notre Dame (Elmira) 1, Chester 0
It was the seventh inning at the Moreau Recreation field in South Glens Falls and the Lady Hambletonians were in trouble.
With one out Notre Dame had put runners on second and third on two Chester miscues in the infield. The next batter for the Lady Crusaders was Mackenzie Mahajan, and with one swing of the bat Chester would see their dreams of a state title scamper home with the winning run. Mahajan had lined a single through the hole between first and second to score Ally Wichtowski from third base with the walk-off run and a 1-0 NYS Class C semi-final victory.
It wasn’t the first time Chester put runners on via the error. In the fifth inning, Chester escaped from the clutches of defeat when they put runners in scoring position and only a fine play by shortstop Stephanie Green stopped a run from scoring, as she fired home to get the runner at third. The inning was not over when a walk and a wild pitch put runners on second and third. Chester starting pitcher Skylar Conklin ended the threat by striking out Makenzie Maloney to end the inning.
Conklin allowed five hits and two walks, striking out one, over six and one-thirds innings and had to work out of trouble in the fourth and fifth innings to keep the game knotted at 0. Chester also had their chances moving a runner into scoring position more than once. During the game, however, a tough Notre Dame pitcher by the name of Alivia Clark ended those threats striking out the next Chester hitter to end the inning.
The Chester Lady Hambletonians have been winners of four of the last five Section IX Class C titles and with only two seniors on this year’s roster, Kathryn Jankelunas and Amanda Almodovar, leaving the team, their streak of getting to the dance has a good chance of continuing. Chester (18-2) played in the state semifinal round for just the second time in program history.

Pierson Falls to Chester

Chester 9, Pierson 7
NYS Regional Class C in Rhinebeck on June 6

The Lady Hambletonians redeemed themselves from last year’s 9-7 loss to Pierson High School by turning the tide and beating the Whalers by the same score. Last year, Chester had the tying runs in scoring position and failed to bring them home. This year, the Lady Hambletonians were behind 3-1 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning when they exploded for eight runs to break out to a 9-3 lead.
In the infamous seventh, singles by Taylor Randazzo and Taylor Baird put runners on first and second. After Danielle LaGuidice lined out to left Stephanie Dudgeon walked to load the bases. RBI singles by Amanda Almodovar and Skylar Conklin tied the score at three. Chester continued to hit and drive in runs and when the dust cleared they had scored eight runs on seven hits and found themselves on the positive end of a 9-3 lead.

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Tuckahoe Trumps Chester in Class C Tournament

Tuckahoe 6, Chester 1
Opening-Round Class C State Tournament in Saugerties on June 5

If you saw any of the games the Chester Hambletonians played during the year you would not have recognized them during their opening round of the Class C state baseball tournament. Chester’s speed on the bases and their flawless defense catapulted them to a Section IX Championship and into the first round of the state tourney. Against Tuckahoe High School, the Hambletonians made errors in the third and fifth innings resulting in six runs for the Tigers. Starting pitcher Colin Marco toughed out a complete game getting defensive help from second baseman T.J. Gregory as he turned a double play snatching a line drive and doubling up Tuckahoe’s Nanno Santorelli at first. Chester third baseman Brandon Sadlier made a nice grab in foul territory behind the bag and flipped over the fence for the out.
Chester (18-5) came a long way from the two losses to Burke and Highland to start the season. The Hambletonians came back to win five in a row before dropping a close decision to SS Seward 6-4 back in April. After that loss Chester would go on to a 13-1 record capturing the Section IX Title.
“In the beginning of the year we were all about the stats,” head coach Mike Doucette said. “However, we grew up fast and came together as a team. I am so proud of these guys.”

Chester second baseman T.J. Gregory gets in front of this hard hit grounder to start a double play.
Chester second baseman T.J. Gregory gets in front of this hard hit grounder to start a double play.
Wilson Jimenez hustles down to first to beat the throw. (photos by Frank DeSantis)
Wilson Jimenez hustles down to first to beat the throw. (photos by Frank DeSantis)
Chester pitcher Colin Marco pitched a complete game.
Chester pitcher Colin Marco pitched a complete game.
Chester third baseman Brandon Sadlier makes this play and tumbles over the fence for the out.
Chester third baseman Brandon Sadlier makes this play and tumbles over the fence for the out.
First baseman Robert Alonso stretches to make the tag after second baseman T.J. Gregory snags a line drive and starts the double play at first.
First baseman Robert Alonso stretches to make the tag after second baseman T.J. Gregory snags a line drive and starts the double play at first.
Angel Suarez goes hard into second base to thwart a double play.
Angel Suarez goes hard into second base to thwart a double play.
Chester catcher Kyle Marco shows the umpire the ball as he makes the tag for the out at the plate.
Chester catcher Kyle Marco shows the umpire the ball as he makes the tag for the out at the plate.
Chester shortstop Angel Suarez lines a single to right.
Chester shortstop Angel Suarez lines a single to right.
Chester first baseman Robert Alonzo flips to pitcher Colin Marco covering first for the out.
Chester first baseman Robert Alonzo flips to pitcher Colin Marco covering first for the out.