CHESTNUT RIDGE TRUSTEE
Anthony Shaut 1,106
Steven Wasserman 1,129
Paul Van Alstyne (W) 1,314
Grant Valentine (W) 1,330
Philip Gigante 1,293
Ralph Bracco 152
Nathan Bubel 1,449 (W)
Paul Marchesani 1,289
Anthony Valvo 1,285
Brian Downey 1,453 (W)
Migdalia Pesante 1,455 (W)
Ronald Roberti 148
Angela Thompson 146
Daniel Kolak 231
Ian Banks (W) 435
Lloyd Ecker 312
Leon Harris 227
Nicholas Wilson 221
Ilan Fuchs (W) 431
Susanne Kernan 311
Carol McFarlane (W) 441
Joanne Robinson 312
Joseph Tursi (W) 142
Craig Flanagan Jr. 88
Bernadette Tarantino (W) 121
Eleanor DeGraw 103
For more information on the Chestnut Ridge candidates go to www.onechestnutridge.org or visit Facebook @Onechestnutridge.org
Vote at the Chestnut Ridge Village Hall, 277 Old Nyack Turnpike from 7am to 9pm.
The Village of Airmont
To vote for the Preserve Airmont candidates you have to write them in on your ballot. For directions on how to do that, please click here.
For more information on the candidates visit preserveairmont.org
Vote at Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59 from 6am to 9pm.
Village of Pomona
“Anthony Mallia is back at work after Spring Valley officials rehired the former Ramapo building inspector as a consultant despite Rockland County personnel officials disqualifying him due to his felony conviction.
While residents called the hiring nepotism by Mayor Alan Simon, Trustees Asher Grossman and Zach Clerina voted with Simon on Wednesday night to rehire Mallia as an independent government adviser. Trustees Sherry McGill and Eudson Francois voted against the move, contending the village should not circumvent the county ruling. [Read more…]
“Anthony Mallia has been booted as the mayor’s top aide after the Rockland Personnel Department rejected his job application based on his felony conviction and the lack of proper job documentation.
Despite the county’s ruling, Mayor Alan Simon is looking to re-hire Mallia as an independent contract employee. The proposed hiring — with no stated salary — is listed on the Board of Trustees’ tentative agenda for Wednesday night’s meeting.
Mallia worked for the village during 2018 at $125,000 annually but the county Personnel Department never approved his application and was never officially told the mayor hired Mallia as his confidential assistant. [Read more…]
We need your help.
Due to new legislation from the State, the petitioning period for the June 25th primary and the November general election are upon us. We are running a full slate of candidates for the Town of Ramapo offices including Supervisor, Town Council and Highway Superintendent. The ticket is a bit fluid as a couple of candidates may step aside if other candidates willing to run come forward.
Click here for a copy of the Petition.
Our goal is to get them on to the ballot for the Democratic primary to be held on June 25th. The required number of signatures is much lower this year due to the disruption caused by the accelerated election calendar that was put into law this year. We need to take advantage of this opportunity and get our candidates on the ballot
“Three people with ties to town officials have been approved to fill open government jobs ranging from $80,000 to $145,000 in annual salary.
A local Republican immediately said the moves reeked of patronage and nepotism.
“It is obvious that they did not perform a true candidate search to fill these positions, but instead hired friends, and family members as a continuation of the nepotism policy that has been prevalent in Ramapo for many years.” said William Weber, a past candidate for supervisor. [Read more…]
“Educators at a boys yeshiva said Tuesday that the state’s guidelines for a substantially equivalent education would be prohibitive to their students’ studies.
“It infringes on our religious rights,” said Rabbi Moshe Schwab, the principal of Yeshiva Degel HaTorah. “We’re begging the commissioner to reconsider because … it’s going to infringe on the good educational system that we have. We know we have to have equivalency and we think we not only have equivalent, we’re superior.”
His pleas were targeted at a previously ignored 70-year-old law stating private school education needs to be “substantially equivalent” to public school, which gained traction a few years ago when state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia updated guidelines to enforce it. [Read more…]
“During a contentious and emotional meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted a three-tier zoning law that allows houses of worships in residential neighborhoods.
The law adopted Thursday night before dozens of people will be challenged in court by CUPON-Chestnut Ridge, an attorney for the grassroots group said Friday.
Steve Mogel said the board ignored basic environmental impacts on residents by essentially allowing unlimited houses of worship and crafting the law to cater to the Orthodox Jewish Coalition, which suggested the zone and has since filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing the village of violating religious rights.
“I think the way they crafted the resolution defined their bias,” Mogel said. “What they did … throughout the whole process is they made it clear that they would pick and choose among the statements made to support their pre-conceived determination to pass the resolution regardless of how bad it might be for the overall community.” [Read more…]
Tonight’s Chestnut Ridge CUPON February meeting is at 7pm at the William P. Faist Ambulance Corps, 3 Red Schoolhouse Road.
The Village Places of Worship Vote by the Village Board will be Thursday Feb. 21 at 7:30pm at the Chestnut Ridge Middle School, 892 Chestnut Ridge Road.
For more information visit www.cuponchestnutridge.org.