Just wondering how folks around Ramapo feel about a street clock that the town paid to install in Suffern, one of seven installations that Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence said were part of a beautification campaign.
Suffern Mayor John Keegan thinks the town ought to remove the recorded greeting: “This is Ramapo Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence wishing you a lovely day.”
Tax dollars funded the clock – about $30,000 – and it was installed with Suffern’s permission.
Mayor John Keegan was initially enthusiastic – saw it as a nice, no-expense deal for the village – but now he isn’t so sure.
Some folks commenting on the story saw it as self-promotion by St. Lawrence.
What do you think?
Here’s a video for those who haven’t seen the clock:
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So I’m filling in for Christina Jeng for this week’s Week In Review podcast while she produces the Year In Review podcast. You can find the Year In Review podcast on the Inside Rockland blog on Jan. 1. Enjoy!
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County Legislator Ed Day, R-New City, will host an outdoor community forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in front of DeCiccoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Marketplace at 180 South Main Street in New City.
Also scheduled to attend are representatives from the Little Tor Neighborhood Association, the New City Chamber of Commerce and the New City Hamlet Center Vision Plan Advisory Committee.
In a news release issued today, Day said the forum would provide “one stop shopping” for residents looking for information about the issues affecting the community.
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This year promises to bring drastic changes to the village’s downtown, with the construction of new stores, apartments and townhouses.
Village officials also speak of declining crime rates, and how a “24-hour community” will make for a safer place.
What’s needed to bring more consumers into Spring Valley? What kinds of stores and restaurants would be draw? How much an issue is public safety?
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