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Editorial Spotlight candidate interviews scheduled

September
29

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:
Oct. 4: 1 p.m. Stony Point supervisor
Oct. 4: 3 p.m. Rockland Legislature, Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8
Oct. 5: 1 p.m. Putnam County executive
Oct. 5: 3 p.m. New Rochelle mayor
Oct. 11: 1 p.m. Rockland Legislature, Districts 9, 10 and 11
Oct. 11: 3 p.m. Rockland Legislature, Districts 13, 14, 16 and 17
Oct. 12: 1 p.m. Westchester Board of Legislators, Districts 1, 2 and 3
Oct. 12: 3 p.m. Westchester Board of Legislators, Districts 4, 5, 6 and 7
Oct. 18: 1 p.m. Clarkstown supervisor
Oct. 18: 3 p.m. Orangetown supervisor
Oct. 19: 1 p.m., Westchester Board of Legislators, Districts 9, 10, 12 and 13
Oct. 19: 3 p.m., Westchester Board of Legislators, Districts 14, 15 and 17
Oct. 25: 1 p.m. Rockland County Sheriff
Oct. 25: 3 p.m. Ramapo supervisor
Oct. 26: 1 p.m. Yonkers mayor
Oct. 26: 3 p.m. Mount Vernon mayor

Interviews for Westchester and Putnam candidates take place in our White Plains office, 1 Gannett Drive. Interviews for Rockland candidates take place in our West Nyack office, 1 Crosfield Ave. Candidates needing more information can contact Nancy Cutler at ncutler@lohud.com or 845-578-2403.

Voters guide
The 2011 local 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 local Westchester, Rockland and Putnam elections.

Please send us an email including your full name, home address, daytime phone number and an active email address to elections@lohud.com. In both the subject line and body of the email, be sure to indicate which office you are vying for. The information will be used by our news and opinion staffs to contact and correspond with candidates. Additionally, the email address will be used to send candidates a questionnaire that will form the basis of an online guide for voters.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
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Fight against flight path in court today

May
11

Lawyers representing the parts of the Northeast, including Rockland, are in federal appeals court today to oppose a plan that redirects air traffic over our area.

The lawyers are appearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Rockland County and 11 governments and organizations from Delaware to Connecticut are suing to prevent the FAA from implementing its New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Airspace Redesign project.

The Federal Aviation Administration successfully sought to have the 12 cases heard together in one court.

The FAA has said congested airspace above New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware must be changed to accommodate the growing number of planes in the skies, for safety reasons and to reduce delays.

Starting in July 2012, more than 11,000 residents in Orangetown and Ramapo could hear more noise from the 300 to 400 planes preparing to land at Newark Liberty International Airport each day. The busiest days could have as many as 600 planes flying about a mile above the county.

Larry Liebesman, the attorney representing Rockland, will argue that the FAA did not properly follow National Environmental Policy Act procedures.

Other plan critics claim the FAA did not properly air pollution and traffic levels into account.

Connecticut state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal also is presenting an oral argument, citing the FAA’s failure to consider the impact of increased noise on residents and state parks. Those same impacts would also be felt in Pound Ridge, on the Connecticut border in the northeast corner of Westchester.

Read more about this story tomorrow in The Journal News and LoHud.com.

Posted by Khurram Saeed on Monday, May 11th, 2009 at 10:06 am |
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Rockland DMV reopens

April
9

The Department of Motor Vehicles in West Haverstraw is open for business — a month after it was shut down for mold removal.

Local residents have been forced to travel to Orange and Westchester counties for service.
In the past week, both County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and County Clerk Paul Piperato offered the state DMV use of county office space to house a temporary site until the problem was corrected.

The Rockland office has been shut down since March 9. It was initially expected to reopen after a few days, but the mold problem was found to be worse than first thought.

Posted by Khurram Saeed on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 11:24 am |
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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.

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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE


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