KLEINER SAYS RETIRING OFFICIAL WILL LEAVE A VOID, BOARD MUST CHOOSE REPLACEMENT WISELY

KLEINER SAYS RETIRING OFFICIAL WILL LEAVE A VOID, BOARD MUST CHOOSE REPLACEMENT WISELY

To the Editor, John Giardiello – longtime head of Orangetown’s Office of Building, Zoning, Planning Enforcement and Administration (OBZPAE) – is retiring in July. Twice in the last several weeks I addressed the town board regarding the importance of filling that upcoming vacancy with someone with impeccable credentials, demonstrated independence from political pressure and a […]

Orangetown Appears Serious About Unmasking Hidden Owners of Properties

Orangetown Appears Serious About Unmasking Hidden Owners of Properties

Public hearing set for June 13 on “full disclosure law”   BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Orangetown is moving closer to adopting a “full disclosure” law, which mandates the actual owners of all real property in the township publicly identify themselves whenever they seek a building, zoning, planning or other land use approval. The […]

With us or Against Us

With us or Against Us

Local political figures must disavow Ramapo 5 and those who nominate them or they tacitly support them By Chris Day, Candidate for Orangetown Supervisor Recently, five Ramapo county legislators, elected via the overwhelming force of the “bloc vote” controlled by the leaders of the Hasidic community and their developer allies, decided to disregard the fact […]

CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO “PRESERVE ORANGETOWN”

CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR ANNOUNCES PLAN TO “PRESERVE ORANGETOWN”

BY CHRIS DAY, Republican candidate for Orangetown supervisor PHOTOS BY SARA WALDRON (Taken at May 2 Chris Day fundraiser) Orangetown is known as a friendly, diverse, and welcoming place.  We enjoy our suburban lifestyle and welcome all who share those characteristics and values to join us here.  However, there are some who want things like high […]

THOM KLEINER KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR

THOM KLEINER KICKS OFF CAMPAIGN FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR

PRESS RELEASE Former Orangetown Supervisor Thom Kleiner announced Sunday that he is running as the Democratic candidate for Orangetown Supervisor in 2017. Kleiner, a Sparkill resident, won seven previous elections for supervisor and served in the position from 1996-2009. Speaking before a crowd of supporters at the Knights of Columbus hall in Blauvelt, he laid out his vision for […]

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