By Joel Grossbarth The newly elected mayor and trustees in Airmont had a tough first day in office following their close March 19 victory over the write-in campaign led by former mayor Phil Gigante. The newly-elected Mayor Nathan Bubel took the oath of office at noon and then presided over his first Board of Trustees […]
Downstate “Blue Wave” carries Democrats to control all chambers of state government and all statewide elected positions – Now What?
CORRECTION – [This article originally reported the wrong winner of the Orangetown clerk race] BY KATHY KAHN Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, easily won victory over Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Tuesday. A blue wave that did not quite materialize nationally did, in fact, swamp downstate New York. […]
Hometown Happenings: You Decide: How long should Terms of Office be for Clarkstown elected officials?
By Supervisor George Hoehmann With less than two weeks before Election Day, I wanted to use the space I have here to remind voters in Clarkstown that there are two propositions that you will have the ability to weigh in on this year. You will have the opportunity to decide whether town council members should […]
By County Executive Ed Day When I reviewed the proposed Governor’s Executive Budget, it included, among other items, an Early Voting initiative. Given the fact that some years back when this was last proposed, the proposed cost of implementation would have occupied approximately three quarters of the entirety of a 2% property tax increase, I […]
To the Editor, This November, voters across our state will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the State Constitution that would take pensions away from elected officials convicted of corruption. I strongly encourage all New Yorkers to support this much-needed measure. Time and again, we have seen the same story: an elected […]
The Correction Officers Benevolent Association of Rockland County (COBARC) has announced their support of former Spring Valley Justice David Fried for County Executive. “David Fried is a longtime, trusted, and proven friend of the law enforcement community,” said COBARC President John Kezek, Jr., a resident of Stony Point. “First as a chair of the Legislature’s […]