New York State may soon recognize a “state visual artist.” If adopted by the New York State Legislature, a citation named for Nyack native son Edward Hopper would acknowledge the work of a contemporary artist with an honorarium of $10,000. The chosen artist will also give two public showings within the State, one of which will be at the Edward Hopper House Art Center. Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) visited the Hopper House last week to announce the establishment of the Edward Hopper Citation of Merit for Visual Artists.
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by Bill Batson
As one of the 49 children at the center of a successful desegregation case in Rockland County in 1943, Dr. Travis Jackson will be a special guest at a ceremony in Hillburn, New York on Saturday, May 17 to commemorate the 60th anniversary Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The program will also remember the lawyer who was on the winning side in both cases, Thurgood Marshall.
Rockland County Exec Candidates Opine On Early Voting
by Dave Zornow
The NYS Assembly took a small step forward on April 30 to make New York as liberal as Florida to let citizens exercise the most cherished right in a democracy. The state senate however, is less inclined to take up a bill that would allow early voting 15 days before a general election and eight days before a primary.
by Ellen Jaffee
New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) announced her appointment as Chairperson of the NYS Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy Task Force at the weekly Winter Farmer’s Market at the Nyack Center on Feb 7.
Food policy includes support for programs to sustain our food production capacity and at the same time improve nutrition and health. Providing young children proper nutrition enables them to fully benefit from our education programs. Expanding meal programs for seniors helps maintain their health, dignity, and independence and reduce nursing home stays.
Each week the Nyack Winter Farmer’s Market features farm produce, baked goods, wine & cheese and other culinary delights. On Thu Feb 7 there will be a few additional attractions on the menu, including a nutritionist, a NYS Assemblywoman, a mayor and several farm-to-table advocates.
Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Rockland) will be on hand at the Farmer’s Market on Thurs to announce her appointment as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on Food, Farm and Nutrition Policy at the Nyack Center at 11a.
Nyack, Augst 29 — Two women from Washington are coming to Nyack on Thurs to talk small business. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey will be at the Maria Luisa Boutique on S. Broadway to promote the Success Act, legislation that would encourage investments in small business stock, double the deduction for start-up expenses and continue tax breaks for spending on new equipment.
Statements by a leading Hudson River environmental group and a Rockland County Assemblywoman this week offered opposing points of view on building a new Tappan Zee Bridge. Riverkeeper “expresses extreme concern” about the project, saying the revised plan doesn’t address traffic congestion and pollution and has the potential to cause needless destruction to the Hudson River. Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (Suffern ‘€“ D) says “the governor’s expedited plan will bring us jobs, build a safer bridge that preserves mass transit options, and do it all with construction starting in one year.”
NYS Democrat Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, who represents Orangetown and part of Ramapo, told a gathering of top Rockland County Democrats that she is considering a run for State Senate.
Nyack Center held its fifth annual event honoring “Women of Leadership and Vision”. The event is a fund raiser for the Center. It was a veritable who’s who of local politics, proving the strong community backing for the Center. The EmCee was school Superintendent Valencia Douglas, who gave a powerful[…]