WEST HAVERSTRAW, NY – This past Saturday, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski joined with the Village of West Haverstraw Mayor Robert D’Amelio and Village Officials for the ribbon cutting of a new roller hockey rink at the Peck’s Pond Recreation Facility.
Zebrowski was able to secure $125,000 in state funding for the revitalization project including critical resurfacing and new boards for safety and insulation of the rink during the colder months. The Pecks Pond Rink had been in a state of deterioration and needed these infrastructure upgrades to be operational.
The ribbon cutting of the rink coincided with the New York Rangers “Breaking the Ice” event that promotes youth sports by introducing kids to hockey. The Village of West Haverstraw partnered with the Rangers to provide a free one hour program including instruction from NY Rangers alumni – and are planning more of these events in the future. With the Rangers collaboration, this rink could provide long lasting hockey opportunities for kids in the North Rockland community and beyond.
“Any way in which we can expand opportunities for our kids to get outside and play is a win for the entire community. I am so glad that I was able to secure this funding to revitalize the Peck’s Pond Roller Hockey Rink. I’d also like to thank Mayor D’Amelio and the Village for investing in this project, recognizing the importance of recreation not only for kids, but adults too. I look forward to our continued work together on projects that enrich the Village,” said Assemblyman Zebrowski.
“This grant allowed the Village to take on the re-surfacing and restoration project all at one time. The Village would not have been in a position to complete the project of this magnitude in one year and our youth and organizations would have suffered. We’d like to thank Assemblymember Zebrowski for his dedication to the youth and wellbeing of our community. The refurbishment couldn’t have come at a better time as it has allowed us to partner with the New York Rangers to offer street hockey programs in the future,” concluded Mayor D’Amelio.
Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act
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.”
End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale
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.