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Mayor’s Column

November 3, 2014

Greenwood Lake Mayor

By Jesse Dwyer

Election Day Make Sure you Vote!
If everyone who is eligible to vote came out to exercise their right, we would truly be served by representative democracy. I believe there are two obligations associated with elections: 1) Informing yourself and not voting blindly, and 2) Making the time to vote. In addition to the many races up for election, there are 3 Propositions to change the State’s Constitution. I encourage citizens to read about the propositions, but in a nutshell, here is a list of what will be up for YOUR decision on Tuesday, November 4th. And again, voting will take place at the GWL Elks Lodge from 6am-9pm.

Details of the Propositions can be found here http://www.elections.ny.gov/ProposedConsAmendments2.html
Prop 1: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure
Prop II: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills
Prop III: The Smart School’s Bond Act of 2014

Candidate Races for Election:
Governor
Comptroller
Attorney General
Supreme Court
Congress

Family Court

Assembly
Sheriff
NY Senate

Local Church to Stay Open
In the recent months, there has been much talk about closing and consolidation of Catholic Churches in NY. As many of you know, a Church in GWL, Holy Rosary Church, was on that list. I am very happy to report that the list of churches to be consolidated or closed has been released, and Holy Rosary Church is not on that list. I attribute this decision to what our community does best – band together for a common goal. Closing any religious institution within Greenwood Lake would have very costly effects on our community as a whole. We are a community that is deep rooted in religious, civic and organizational institutions and we will fight to preserve our history and our way of life.

Coalition Hosts Presentation on Dangers of Heroin
Our community is witnessing some of the challenges that communities throughout the region are facing – but, we will not sit idly by. We will take control and proactively effect change. There will be a presentation on the dangers of heroin, and the steps that may lead people to use heroin, at the Greenwood Lake Middle School on November 13th. This presentation is hosted by the Greenwood Lake Coalition and has some very special and talented guest speakers, including our County District Attorney David Hoovler. The event is free and we welcome everyone to attend over the age of 13.

• Coalition Teen Center Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
• Youth Open Gym for 6th through 8th graders at the middle school from 6-8pm every Monday. 9th – 12th graders will have open gym every Monday from 8pm – 10pm.
• Dangers of Heroin public presentation on the dangers of heroin use Nov., 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School.
• Village Board Workshop Mon., Nov., 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse
• Village Board General Meeting Mon., Nov., 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the courthouse

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