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Assemblyman Lawler Secures $25,000 in Assembly “Bullet Aid” to the Pearl River Public Library to Assist with Ongoing Renovation

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PEARL RIVER, NY – Assemblyman Mike Lawler announced today the granting of $25,000 in Assembly “bullet aid” to the Pearl River Public Library, to assist with their ongoing renovation efforts.

“I’m proud to stand here today in support of public libraries,” said Lawler. “It’s especially meaningful to me to provide my hometown library, the Pearl River Public Library, with a $25,000 grant in addition to the hundreds of millions in funding for public libraries that I supported in this year’s state budget.”

“Our public libraries are part of the lifeblood of our towns, villages, and hamlets, and I’m proud to be a strong supporter of them,” concluded Lawler.

“With this money, we will be able to not only continue our industry-leading educational and technology programs and events, but also expand our offerings to our Pearl River community. Especially now as we emerge from COVID, children, teens, adults and seniors need the Library as their community and educational center more than ever,” said Eugenia Schatoff, Executive Director of the Pearl River Public Library. “With the imminent catastrophic failure of our building, any monetary aid we receive will help us keep our doors open and our services running. The benefit to the community is beyond measure, and I’d like to express again how extremely grateful we are to Assemblyman Lawler for not only thinking of us but tirelessly working to secure these funds.”

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Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act

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Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:

“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.

The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.

I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.

This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.

We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.

 

After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.

This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.

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