Native Kingstonian Pat Ryan, lately of Gardiner, drew about 125 supporters to a campaign headquarters opening Sunday. Chilly, rainy weather prevailed, but warm hugs predominated inside the former Radio Shack store in Kingston Plaza. Ryan, appearing comfortable in his role as candidate, took the occasion to introduce campaign staff and announce his endorsement by the Gardiner Democratic Committee and by County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach. New Paltz town councilman Dan Torres is also on board. Woodstock’s Bill and Hillary (town Supervisor Bill McKenna and wife Hillary) showed up. I sense momentum.
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