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“As absentee vote-counting winds down, Democratic state Senate candidate Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Assembly Republican hopeful Michael Lawler have won election in their respective races, elections officials said.
Lawler’s ousting of seven-term Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee means Democrats will lose a seat in the Assembly while still maintaining majority control of the lower house. Reichlin-Melnick succeeds a Democrat, David Carlucci, and his party will continue to hold the majority. [Read more…]
District 17 House of Representatives
District 97 New York Assembly
District 38 New York Senate
District 96 New York Assembly
Zebrowski 31,588 (unopposed)
“A federal judge today called an East Ramapo school board election for Feb. 2 using a ward system for the first time that would include three districts out of nine comprised mostly of minority voters.
The ward or single-member system would replace East Ramapo’s current at-large voting setup, which U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel declared in May violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. [Read more…]
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“Mike Parietti runs for elected office on his principles of good government and anti-corruption. He’s made his case to voters six times since 2007, falling short at the polls each time.
Now, the West Point graduate and former Suffern High School wrestling champion eyes Congress, running on a minor party line for the seat of retiring Nita Lowey representing Rockland and portions of Westchester County in the 17th Congressional District.
Parietti doesn’t have illusions of being the favorite to win the seat as he takes on progressive Democrat Mondaire Jones, a former Obama administration attorney raised in Spring Valley, and Republican Maureen McArdle-Schulman, a retired New York City firefighter. Parietti’s name will be found on the Serve America Movement SAM line on the lower end of the Nov. 3 ballot.
The Journal News has posted the most recent opening plans by District.
“Nyack has become the latest of Rockland County’s eight public school districts to rejigger their learning plans to meet the challenges of COVID-19 guidelines and safety as the 2020-2021 academic year approaches.
Nyack announced Thursday that it would open this year with 100% remote learning, joining Pearl River, East Ramapo, South Orangetown, Suffern and Clarkstown in launching full distance learning for at least for some portion of September. [Read more…]
“The East Ramapo school board has appointed an interim superintendent to step in when Deborah Wortham leaves in October to head up the Roosevelt school district on Long Island.
Raymond Giamartino, most recently a top administrator for the Rochester City Schools, was chosen as interim superintendent for the 2020-2021 school year. His appointment was announced at the tail end of an Aug. 18 school board meeting via Zoom. [Read more…]
“The Spring Valley Board of Trustees has hired felon Anthony Mallia on a six-month contract at $50,000 to serve at the pleasure of Mayor Alan Simon, an ally dating to their days with the Ramapo Building Department.
The decision marked the third time Mallia has become employed with the village since Simon won election to a four-year term as mayor in December 2017.
Mallia resigned as Ramapo building inspector in August 2017 as part of his guilty plea to felony charges involving undercharging contractors for permits and shortchanging taxpayers by $150,000. Mallia worked as chief building inspector for Simon at the Ramapo Building and Zoning Department. [Read more…]