Saugerties celebrates Maurice Hinchey Day
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. -- The town and village of Saugerties thanks Congressman Maurice Hinchey for his years of service, as his final term in office winds down. Hinchey is stepping down at the end of this year after serving 20 years in Congress. In recognition for his many years of public service, Saugerties residents were invited to a free community picnic at Cantine Field.
Sunday was also declared Maurice Hinchey Day. Hinchey, who first moved to Saugerties at age nine, and recently moved back, said he considers Saugerties his hometown, making Sunday's celebration even more meaningful.
"I don't think I could feel any better. I am just amazing and very, very deeply happy about the whole situation. And frankly, one of the main things I am happy about is the opportunity I've had to see so many good people," said Rep. Maurice Hinchey, (D) 22nd Congressional District.
Hinchey was also presented with the Pride of Ulster County Award at the picnic.