COMMUNITY VIEW: Preserving Orangetown

COMMUNITY VIEW: Preserving Orangetown

BY THOM KLEINER Candidate, Orangetown supervisor Over the past several months I have met hundreds of Orangetown residents at their doors as I have campaigned for Supervisor. Everyone wants an affordable town, safe neighborhoods and clean air. But one issue dominates all others, regardless of age, party, or ideology: the fervent desire to preserve the character and integrity of […]

KLEINER REMEMBERS ELIOT TOZER

KLEINER REMEMBERS ELIOT TOZER

To the Editor, Eliot Tozer, longtime resident of Tappan,  died last week at the age of 95.  As Deputy Supervisor of Orangetown from 1996-2009, he chaired the Orangetown Labor-Management Committee, designed to resolve disputes between town employees and management. More than anyone else involved in that committee over the years,  Eliot  enjoyed the full respect […]

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 […]

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