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Cupcakes on Main Street

Ulster County SealJack Hayes
Ulster County Legislator,
PO Box 414,
Gardiner NY 12525
845 633 8733

Made in the USA and sold on MAIN STREET USA , in particular Main Street, Gardiner, NY. Local bakers extraordinaire lined the streets of Gardiner on the Annual Cupcake Festival day. There was music, fellowship and standing room only entrepreneurship in the moist air. The rain did not dampen the spirits or level of attendance. The parking lots were full and the lines of cars waited patiently to get a space and visit the activities.
I can’t be absolutely sure but I don’t think a single vendor was operating with a government subsidy or bailout package. Sales were swift and some cooks sold out with two whole hours to go. It really appeared to be a business success. It’s hard to believe that individual people could pull together a fun and profitable enterprise without the help of Big Government. Go Figure. But not so fast , the Gardiner Fire Department was there. Isn’t that Government? Sort of. The Gardiner Fire Department volunteered their assistance to help with traffic and keep things safe. Thanks to the men and women of the Gardiner Fire Department they accomplished that task for our community (pretty much like they always do). New York State Department of Transportation also cooperated by closing route 44/55 and signing the event well in advance. So may maybe there was a collaborative effort after all.
So an industrious group of small businesses and Not For Profits put their heads together and created a fun event that brought people to our community and those people spent money and had a good time. I wonder if they might just be on to something.
I think some of the powers to be make things too complicated, don’t trust basic American Initiative and try to regulate people into disinterest. They might just learn a thing or two from a CUPCAKE FESTIVAL.

Jack Hayes

Categories: Business, Good News, NEWS

Cheers/Barks for our K-9 Teams graduation

Ulster County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release

Police K-9 Graduation

Sheriff Paul J. VanBlarcum announces the graduation of three Canine Teams who successfully completed Narcotics Detection training:
Deputy James Mullen and Canine Triton of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office,
Officer Robert Knoth and Canine Rex of the New Paltz Police Department,
Deputy Greg Stewart and Canine Blaze of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

The canine teams have trained for 240 hours of Narcotics Detection, starting on April 4, 2011, and ending on May 13, 2011. This 6-week class was hosted by Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum. The teams are certified by New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services, Bureau of Municipal Police Services, and trained by NYS-certified trainer Deputy George Carlson of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Van Blarcum

Prepared by: Deputy George Carlson
Date of Graduation: May 13, 2011
Approved by: Captain Michael Freer

Categories: Good News