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.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack Mayor Jen White will meet with residents and businesses at 11a today on the steps of Village Hall to update citizens about the response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. It’s likely that elected officials will suggest curtailing Halloween Trick Or Treating as there are too many power lines still down to make it safe for children to walk from house to house.
Nyack, Update 10/31 8:30a — Nyack and its two sister villages suffered significant damage during Hurricane Sandy as countless trees snapped and power lines were downed.
by Beth Riso
Thirty people made a difference last week saving thousands of dollars for thousands of Orangetown taxpayers.
The Orangetown Town Council, which had been set to over-ride Governor Cuomo’s two percent tax cap approved last July, abruptly turned about face and voted No after a citizen outcry at last Wednesday’s Town Council Meeting.
Nyack, Nov 7 — The long road to Election Day ends tomorrow for local candidates in Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown and Rockland County.
In Nyack, there’s a mayor’s race and two uncontested trustee contests. Orangetown and Clarkstown elect a Town Supervisor and Town Council members. All 17 seats in the Rockland County legislature are up for grabs as well as county wide races for Sheriff and Family Court Judge.
NyackNewsAndViews offered more than twenty candidates on the ballot in Nyack the opportunity to submit a “closing statement” for voters before the Tuesday Nov 8 General Election.
Here are a list of races with links to the closing statements received from participating candidates.
by Cliff Weathers
Upper / South / Nyack voters live in a village that’s inside a town that’s embedded in a county, a fact that’s apparently lost on many residents of the Nyack river villages.
by Nancy Phillips
This year Halloween in Nyack will be more than just Trick and Treat. There will be roller derby, 15 foot puppets and great marching bands on Sat afternoon Oct 22 for the village’s 24th annual Halloween Parade beginning at 5:30p.
Nyack’s annual Halloween Parade is the largest event of its kind outside of New York City. Building on a history of record-breaking crowds, over 20,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Main and Broadway in Nyack.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Sept 30 — The Nyack Village Board and the Orangetown Police Department have reached an agreement which will continue daytime coverage in the village, give the OPD more staffing flexibility and add new officers to evening foot patrols.
Residents and business owners raised concerns after Neil O’Donnell, a 29 year police veteran with roots going back to Nyack’s now-disbanded police department, was removed from daytime duty in the village. The OPD has revised its schedules to let O’Donnell continue to cover the village during some days while adding some evening shifts to his schedule, according to Trustee Jen White, Nyack’s liaison to the Orangetown Police Department.
by John Shields
On Sunday July 24, 2011, I officiated at the first same sex marriage ceremony in Nyack.
Although it was a joyous and historic occasion, there was no fanfare to accompany the event. The ceremony, held in the gazebo at Memorial Park, was conducted next to a yoga class. Nearby, a group of young women with strollers and young girls enjoyed a Sunday picnic in the park by the river. None of these bystanders seemed to be aware of the historic and emotional scene taking place only a few feet away.
Nyack, June 4 — Nyack’s Democratic Committee met to select candidates for mayor, trustee, village justice on Tuesday. In a close vote, Democrats tapped Jen Laird-White for mayor over current Mayor Richard Kavesh. Rob Knoebel and Doug Foster were the unanimous selections for Village Justice and Village Trustee.
Nyack, April 7 — Nyack’s tax increases over the past two years have been whoppers: 9.49 and 8.5 percent respectively in 2009 and 2010. Given the cuts in state aid and the rising cost of employee heathcare, village homeowners should be bracing for another over-the-top increase. Yet the 2010-11 tax hike is a tiny 1.6 percent. You never want to question good news…but inquiring minds still want to know: what gives?