“The Tappan Zee Bridge in particular offers some very basic lessons,” says Political Science Professor Philip Mark Plotch. “States need to cooperate on transportation problems that cross borders, maintain their existing infrastructure, and make strategic investments in a timely manner.” Plotch, author of the new book, Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject, will be the featured speaker at 7p tonight, Sept 24, at the Nyack Library.
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by Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White
Potholes, gazebos and the governor (Oh My!) And the village says good bye to a good man and long time employee who left us way too soon. Fishing pier status, paving, the 2% tax cap and progress on Memorial Park, too.
by Dave Zornow
Last week South Nyack’s multi-decade strained relationship with New York State got — weirder.
Two days before Thanksgiving, South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian called a press conference to criticize the state’s choice of Cornelison and Broadway as the entrance to a future shared use path (SUP) for pedestrians and cyclists on the new Tappan Zee bridge. Last week Christian admitted that the choice of Cornelison as the SUP start was actually the village’s idea. “The [trustees] thought the idea — keeping cars off village streets while maintaining the character and integrity of the historic village — was plausible,” Christian told Janie Rosman in a Dec 4 article in the Rockland County Times.
by Bill Batson
On a recent phone call with President Barack Obama, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo observed that we seem to have a one hundred year storm every year now. Fortunately for us, the senior levels of government are providing more than gallows humor in the aftermath of the super storm Sandy. As a resident of a county declared a disaster area, I feel well represented by the federal, state, regional and local governments that are overseeing this natural catastrophe. But are we ready for the next storm, like the one that is coming literally and figuratively tomorrow?