This Week In The Villages: There will be lane closures on the Tappan Zee Bridge and outdoor fun in Clarkstown. In politics, the Democratic primary election results are in; and, Congresswoman Nita Lowey made two announcements pertaining to federal funding to assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Updated, 9/11/2017: The Village of Nyack holds a primary election on Tuesday, Sept 12. Four candidates are running for two spots on the Democratic ticket to serve on Nyack’s Village Board. Former Deputy Mayor and Village Board member Don Hammond is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination for mayor.
Because Nyack is overwhelming Democratic — and there are no declared Republican candidates — it is widely assumed that the winner of the Democratic Primary will also be the candidate who wins the general election. So if you want to have a voice in this election, make sure you go to the polls this Tuesday (this offer only applies to registered Democrats). Polls are open 6a-9p. Need to know where to vote? The Rockland County Board of Elections has got you covered..
Each of the four trustee candidates, Joe Carlin, Marie Lorenzini, Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Anngela Vasser Cooper were invited to submit a closing argument statement.You are now one click away from helping the democratic process by being an informed voter.
Peekskill, Jan 25 — “The senator knows that there are fights to be had,” said Allison Biasotti, the Regional Director for US Senator Chuck Schumer. “Our main job now is to know when to fight and when to dance.” The 20 Rockland and Westchester activists who made the pilgrimage on Tuesday to the Senate Minority Leader’s Peekskill office were not pleased with that response, and told Schumer’s representative that he needs to do more.
Rockland County residents will come together on Sunday 18, 2016 in Nyack to resist hate and intolerance.
“This rally will bring residents together to affirm values of tolerance and social justice, and to share actions we can take to protect our communities, defend democracy, and build a country that works for everyone.”
It was a busy week in Rockland politics. Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee was mostly pleased with the state’s 2014-15 education budget, Senator David Carlucci had good things to say about NYS mental health spending, and County Executive Ed Day expressed concerns about development just over the border.
New City, Sept 10 — Democrat David Fried will square off with Republican candidate Ed Day in the November General Election for Rockland County Executive. Fried bested Rockland County Legislator Ilan Schoenberger in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary winning 52.2% of the vote. Schoenberger received 43% of the ballots cast.
Registered Democrats will go to the polls on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 to select either Ilan Schoenberger or David Fried as the Democratic Candidate for Rockland County Executive. Polling places will be open from 6a-9p.
Many polling places have changed since the last election cycle, so visit the Rockland County Board of Elections to find out where you should vote.
Here are closing arguments from each candidate.
by Frank LoBuono
Guns have been in the news over the past few weeks: thousands attended a pro 2nd Amendment rally in Albany; a 70 year old man shot and killed a lawyer during a mediation dispute in Phoenix, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee; Congresswoman Nita Lowey and a dozen local officials urged federal officials to reduce gun violence.
Nyack resident Frank LoBuono grew up around guns and knows how to use them, but he didn’t attend the Albany rally to defend the 2nd amendment. Here’s why: