BETHLEHEM She was a rare gem in today’s politics when she took office in 1993 as the first woman town supervisor in Bethlehem’s long history. Sheila Fuller would continue to lead the town, with her office door wide open, until she decided not to run again in 2003.
“I’m most proud of being able to have people feel comfortable about meeting with the supervisor,” Fuller told Spotlight News in 2003. “Everyone I met was most important to me. It’s all about people, and that’s what I love.”
Fuller died Thursday, Nov. 19 after battling a long illness. She was 71.
Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson ordered the town’s flag in front of Town Hall to half-mast on Thursday.
“Sheila Fuller is extremely well remembered in this town. As a Bethlehem Central school board member and [president], and as town supervisor for five terms, she gave Bethlehem her full devotion and established a legacy of service,” said Clarkson. “She was a model public servant and will be very much missed by the community. All of us at Town Hall today want to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to her family and friends.”
In addition to her 10 years as the town supervisor, Fuller previously served 13 years on the Bethlehem Central school board. She left her post on the school board when she was appointed to the town board in June 1991 to fill out the unexpired term of former Democratic Councilman Bob Burns. She would later earn a full, four-year term in the election that November.
When then-Bethlehem Supervisor Ken Ringler announced he was choosing to concentrate on business matters instead of seeking a third two-year term, Fuller sought to become the town’s first woman supervisor.
Not unlike 2015, where the supervisor race between Democratic incumbent Clarkson and Republican challenger Jim Foster was recently decided by absentee ballots, a close battle between Fuller, a Republican, and Democrat Matt Clyne was decided by mailed-in votes.
Former town councilwoman Doris Davis took her seat on the board the same time Fuller was sworn in as supervisor.
“How my heart just goes out to Sheila’s family, and I know it’s been difficult for everyone,” said Davis. “I will always remember her positively.
Head out to all of your favorite spots tonight with the convenience of a free ride! Check out the Capital City Trolley and find stops near you using the Cityfinder app! Did we mention it’s the PERFECT ride for a date?!🥰🚎 ... See MoreSee Less
There's a general strike in the USA on April 15th and you all are invited.
After the so-called tax cuts, this year you will receive a smaller refund, or will have to pay even more taxes than other years. Do you know who is really benefitting from the Republican/Trump tax cut scam? The VERY RICH. That's all Paul Ryan wanted; he got it and ran away.
“The 2017 law was supposed to boost workers' wages, create jobs, and drive more investment — and as we've known for a while, it's done none of that. But now we can add two more failures to the creatively-named Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): It hasn't encouraged corporations to return their profits from overseas, and it's probably hiding a nasty surprise for many Americans come tax season.” – Jeff Spross
If in your tax bracket, after Trump's tax cuts, you received 3% more money in your paycheck, and then when you file your taxes you receive an average of 8% refund less than other years, how much are you losing?
“Lower tax refunds might hurt the economy. If Americans are getting less money back, that might mean they're going to spend less of their refund.” - Jordan Valinsky
Your (small) refunds will be delayed thanks to President Donald Trump’s shutdown.
"I DIDN’T NEED TO DO THIS." - Donald Trump as he declares a national emergency taking billions of dollars away from our Veterans, and leaving for Florida for the weekend to PLAY GOLF.
JOIN THE GENERAL STRIKE APRIL 15, 2019.
PROTEST THE ILLEGITIMATE CORRUPT CRUEL TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
EVENT: GENERAL STRIKE TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM OFFICE.
WHEN: APRIL 15, 2019.
TIME: 12:00 AM TO 11:59 PM.
WHERE: THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Proud to partner with the Albany Patroons on "Seats for Service Members." Nominate your hero today for a chance to win tickets to a game and a gift basket! Full details can be found here 👇👇 ... See MoreSee Less
February 16, 2019 All Active Duty Military Members and Veterans Eligible for Promotion ALBANY, NY (February 15, 2019) The Capital District Transportation Authority and the ...
“Through images, objects, and stories, this exhibition features the people of New York - past and present – and our firsthand accounts of perseverance and migration.”
The #PeopleofNewYork on Exhibit now in the #NYSCapitol – Don’t miss it! 🗽
Visit the New York State Capitol and Empire State Plaza Come and meet some of the #PeopleofNewYork, a 🆕 EXHIBITION at the New York State Capitol!
See the Exhibit Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the East Lobby, 2nd Floor of the #NYSCapitol or online at empirestateplaza.ny.gov/people-new-york
#Visit #AlbanyNY ... See MoreSee Less