Nyack, Sept 14 — NYS Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee held off a challenge from Airmont Planning Board member Thomas Gulla in yesterday’s Democratic Primary, capturing 64% of the vote. In Nyack, incumbent Village Board Member Louise Parker (26.9%) and newcomer Donna Lightfoot Cooper (27.2%) will be the Democrat trustee candidates in the November general election. Deputy Mayor Don Hammond finished third (24.6%) followed by Barbara Cohig (21%).
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Dec 9 — If you live in Nyack or any other Orangetown community and can’t understand why its taking so long to decide who won last month’s Supervisor election, there’s a 6 in 10 chance that you might be the cause of the delay. That’s because only 40 percent of the registered voters in Orangetown voted in the General Election. As of today, only three votes separate incumbent Andy Stewart (D) from challenger Walter Wettje (R). A judge will review 12 remaining challenged ballots this week to choose a winner.
Which brings us to Tuesday’s Fire District Election in Nyack. We support our volunteers with tax dollars, charitable donations, our grateful thanks and our collective thoughts and prayers for their safety. Isn’t their dedication to our community worth a few minutes of your time on Tuesday?
Orangetown residents (that includes you, Nyack) go to the polls on Tuesday where they can vote for Town Supervisor, Town Council and County Executive. Here are two letters we received about the Town Supervisor contest.
Voters in South Nyack and Upper Nyack will go to the polls on Tues March 19 to elect trustees and mayors. Polls are open from 12n-9p in each community’s village hall. All candidates in contested races were invited to submit statements. Read what they had to say by clicking below.
by Ed Day, Rockland County Legislator
It is during this time of year, we reflect on things and events past, and look to focus on how we can improve our lot during the calendar’s ‘€œnew beginning.” These New Year’s resolutions are often considered light conversational fare, but can take on great significance as part of a larger solution in our lives. GPS technology aside for the moment, good roadmaps can get us on a path to where we need to get to, both figuratively and literally. For those who believe we here in Rockland are at the edge of our own ‘fiscal cliff’ right now, we need a plan of action designed to get us back to being the great county we know we are.
Much like the post office, neither wind, nor rain nor a once in a hundred year hurricane will keep Tuesday’s election from being held. Rockland’s Commissioner of Elections Ann Marie Kelly says polling places will be ready to go on Tues Nov 6. Polling hours in New York State are 6a-9p.
Nyack, Dec 30 — If a picture can conjure a thousands words, here are some of the more memorable photos, illustrations and graphics in 2011. Without further ado and the thousand words, here’s our look back at 2011.
by Ben Wilcox
If you cannot make it to the polls on November 8 for the general election, the last day to apply for absentee ballot by mail is November 1st. The final opportunity to apply in person is November 7.
Nyack, August 15 — As we approach the September Democratic Primary, we’ll hear from the two mayoral and two Village Board candidates on one topic each week.
Mayor Richard Kavesh is running for re-election against Trustee Jen White. Incumbent Trustee Doug Foster and former Trustee Marie Lorenzini are running for two open seats on the Village Board.
This week we will hear from the candidates about the challenges faced by Nyack’s downtown businesses.
David Carlucci’s campaign held a “street theater-style protest” event on Thursday 10/28 to in front of Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef’s office today to draw attention to what they say is “pay to play” behavior by the Republican NYS Senate candidate.
Carlucci’s campaign has accused Vanderhoef of accepting over $9200 from companies that have current contracts with Rockland County “making them flat out illegal,” according to Carlucci.
“This was a silly publicity stunt orchestrated by the Albany Democratic operatives who are running David Carlucci’s campaign,” says Vanderhoef spokesperson Bill Madden.