This Week in The Villages: Outdoor summertime tunes continue to ring this week when a veritable rock ‘n roll juke box, George Romano takes the stage in South Nyack. Bridge work will take place this week near the Rockland landing. And closer to home, there will be sewer scuttling–and not just by rats.
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This Week in The Villages: The new bridge has milestones for your eyes and your ears.
In Orangetown, there will be a public meeting of the Architecture and Community Appearance Board of Review with the Project Sycamore Data Center on the agenda.
Plastic bags may no longer be used for pickup of Rockland County recyclables.
This Week in The Villages. Spring? It’s on. Don Hammond says new trees are coming to Midland and 5th Ave. Memorial Park got a spring cleaning last weekend.
Attn motorists: Tappan Zee Bridge construction will cause Wed evening and overnight interruptions. Next Saturday brings the annual Easter Egg roll. And Congresswoman Nita Lowey opines on last week’s Trump administration moves.
White Plains, NY — On Friday, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17), joined by Dr. Robert Almer (Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health at New York Medical College), called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to immediately reconvene Congress to pass emergency funding to combat Zika virus.
“It is outrageous that, at a time when the deadly Zika virus is spreading within the continental United States, Congress sits on its hands and refuses to provide emergency funding needed for an effective response,” said Lowey, referring to a $1.1 billion emergency funding bill passed by the Senate in May but not by the House of Representatives. “The consequences of this public health emergency are too severe for political gamesmanship. Speaker Ryan should immediately reconvene the House of Representatives to provide emergency funding to stem the tide of this public health crisis.”
by Hunter Andrasko
It was 9 p.m. on Sunday night when I received an email from Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White. Do you want to skip school tomorrow? she asked. I’m a second semester senior at Nyack High School. Of course I want to skip school. I don’t need a reason. But the reason the Mayor provided made the offer all the more enticing: We would attend a rally for paid family leave being held by Governor Cuomo. As an AP American Government and Politics student and avid follower of all things politics, I jumped at the idea. Who wouldn’t want to skip school to hear one of the most influential New York politicians speak?
“Mario Cuomo, the late great liberal lion of NY State politics who passed away last week, was my first big assignment as a TV reporter,” says Frank LoBuono.
Also: tributes from Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.
by Gina Daschbach
During Congress’ summer recess this month, members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are holding lemonade stands across the country to pressure Congress to pass background check legislation when they return in the fall. Moms Demand Action NY Hudson Valley Chapter will take part locally on August 27th from 11am – 1pm at The Sign of the Times, 112 Main Street, Nyack.
by Congresswoman Nita Lowey
The 2014 budget and appropriations process has been described as a “slow-motion train wreck,” but this is far too generous. For a collision to occur, locomotives must actually meet.
by Dan White
Remember the sequester and all of the headlines it got back in March? Seems like all of the bellyaching was for nothing — and life seems to have gone on Just Fine for most of us. That’s of course, after the immovable Congress decided to adjust some rules so that the FAA had the latitude to give airlines some altitude.
Well it turns out that not everyone who was affected by the sequester worked in the moving “Congressman and Senators around the country” business. In fact, a small group of constituents impacted by Headstart cuts don’t even have their own lobbyist! But have no fear, someone is looking out for this “tiny” minority.
by Bill Batson
Jen Laird-White is only the third woman to be mayor of the Village of Nyack. In recognition of Women’s History Month, Nyack Sketch Log talks with our Mayor about the State of The Village, the backlash officials received after passing a resolution supporting Governor Cuomo’s Gun Control legislation, the high and low points so far and her future plans.