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Archive for October, 2011

Rockland sheriff, Ramapo supervisor candidates on Editorial Spotlight

October
25

The Journal News/LoHud.com Editorial Board holds endorsement interviews with candidates in key contests on the Nov. 8 ballot. Voters may watch LIVE online at www.lohud.com/editorialspotlight; questions can be submitted via our CoverItLive live-blogging feature.

The following endorsement hearings are scheduled:
Today: 1 p.m.: Rockland County sheriff (Matthew Brennan vs. Louis Falco III vs. Timothy O’Neill).
Today: 3 p.m.: Ramapo supervisor (Marino Fontana vs. Robert Rhodes vs. Christopher St. Lawrence*).
Wednesday: 1 p.m.: Yonkers mayor (Carlo Calvi vs. John Murtagh vs. Mike Spano).
Wednesday: 3 p.m.: Mount Vernon mayor (Ernest Davis vs. Maureen Walker).
(* denotes incumbent.)
Interviews for Westchester and Putnam candidates take place in our Harrison office, 1 Gannett Drive. Interviews for Rockland candidates take place in our West Nyack office, 1 Crosfield Ave. Candidates needing more information may contact Nancy Cutler at ncutler@lohud.com or 845-578-2403.

View past sessions
Recent Editorial Spotlight candidate interviews include:
» Stony Point supervisor (Geoffrey Finn vs. William Sherwood*).
» Rockland Legislature, Session 1: District 1 (Mike Diederich Jr. vs. Douglas Jobson*); District 2 (Dian Cifuni vs. Michael Grant*); District 3 (Jay Hood Jr.* vs. Ricky Sanchez); District 4 (Michael Parietti vs. Ilan Schoenberger*); and District 8 (Denet Alexandre vs. Toney Earl*).
» Rockland Legislature, Session 2: District 9 (Christopher Carey vs. Christopher Martone); District 10 (Harriett Cornell* vs. York Kleinhandler); District 11 (Robert Milone vs. Frank Sparaco*); and District 12 (Elye Kramer vs. Joseph Meyers*).
» Rockland Legislature, Session 3: District 14 (Aney Paul vs. Henry Stewart); District 16 (John Murphy* vs. Eliot Tozer vs. Andrew Wiley) and District 17 (Guy DeVincenzo vs. Nancy Low-Hogan).
» Putnam’s county executive (MaryEllen Odell vs. Alan Schneider)
» New Rochelle mayor (Noam Bramson* vs. Richard St. Paul).
» Westchester Board of Legislators, Session 1: District 1 (Michael Kane vs. John Testa*); District 2 (Peter Harckham* vs. Peter Michaelis); District 3 (John Nonna* vs. Michael Smith).
» Westchester Board of Legislators, Session 2: District 4 (Michael Kaplowitz* vs. Terrence Murphy); District 5 (Iris Pagan vs. William Ryan*); District 6 (Dan Brakewood vs. David Gelfarb vs. Mark Jaffe, who has since dropped out); District 7 (Suzanna Keith vs. Judy Myers*).
» Westchester Board of Legislators, Session 3: District 9 (Catherine Borgia vs. Susan Konig); District 10 (John Fitzpatrick vs. Sheila Marcotte*); District 13 (Lyndon Williams* vs. Rosemarie Jarosz).
» Westchester Board of Legislators, Session 4: District 14 (George Kevgas vs. Bernice Spreckman*); District 15 (Gordon Burrows* vs. Delfim Heusler vs. Ted Moustakopoulos); and District 17 (Jose Alvarado*, who has since dropped out, vs. Carmen Gomez Goldberg vs. Virginia Perez).
» Clarkstown supervisor (Alexander Gromack* vs. Ralph Sabatini).
» Orangetown supervisor (Andrew Stewart vs. Paul Whalen*).

To view the discussions, visit www.LoHud.com/editorialspotlight; click “On Demand” and select the video from the menu.
* denotes incumbent.

Voters guide
The elections determine who represents you on the county, town and village level. Visit www.lohud.com/candidates to find out who’s running, and where the candidates stand on the issues.

Calling all candidates
The Journal News and LoHud.com wish to hear from candidates vying in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam elections. Please send an email with your full name, home address, daytime phone number and an active email address to elections@lohud.
com. In the subject line and body of the email, indicate which office you are vying for. The information will be used by our news and opinion staffs to contact and correspond with candidates. The email address will be used to send candidates a questionnaire that will form the basis of a voters guide.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 at 10:21 am |
| | 98 Comments »

Editorial Board poll: Tappan Zee Bridge

October
17

Plans are out for a new crossing to replace the aged Tappan Zee Bridge. The new game plan from Washington doesn’t include rail or rapid bus transit, both long-discussed components of the project. What do you think?


Posted by Ed Forbes on Monday, October 17th, 2011 at 11:49 am |
| | 1,201 Comments »

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Welcome to the community conversation/editorial page blog for Rockland. It's your place for two-way talk with the people behind the opinions on The Journal News editorial pages and LoHud.com. Look here daily to talk back to the opinion writers, find out what's on our agenda, and steer us to the hot topics in your community. Contributing to this blog are deep-rooted Rocklanders Nancy Cutler, editorial page editor in Rockland, and Bob Baird, longtime Rockland columnist and editor, along with Ed Forbes, interactivity editor, with occasional contributions from other opinion staff.

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