Suffern Mayor John Keegan thinks it would be a good idea for residents to have a chance to tour the former Tilcon New York guarry where a developer wants to build at least 440 condominiums.
It’s a place that’s been off limits for decades while the quarry operated, so few residents have had a chance to see the property and the views of the Ramapo Mountains.
Want to take a look?
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County Legislature Vice Chairman William Darden, D-Hillcrest, announced today that he would not seek election to the 95th Assembly District against incumbent Ellen Jaffee, D-Suffern.
“I thought about it for a period of time. I had supporters over there and I truly treasure their support,” Darden said this afternoon.
Even though he knows it’s cliche, Darden said he honestly likes what he’s doing on the Legislature.
Still, he said, a run for the Assembly is “not out of the future.”
Jaffee had been facing as many as five challengers from within her own party.Â Of them, only one, Ramapo Town Clerk Chris Sampson, has decided to run. The others were Darden, Suffern Mayor John Keegan and former Legislators David Fried and Patrick Withers.
The Republicans are expected to run a candidate against Jaffee, who is finishing out her first term. The district includes Orangetown and parts of Ramapo.
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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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