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Statement from Assemblyman Schmitt on Private-Public Camping Partnership at Harriman State Park

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Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt joined Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Start Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid today at Harriman State Park for the announcement of a private-public partnership between New York State and Tentrr.

The announcement included the opening of a new camping service with 45 new sites across four of the Hudson Valley’s State Parks. Each site services residents and visitors with tents, sleeping accommodations, and necessary equipment. The visitors just need to show up and all items are pre-setup for them, ready to use, and constantly maintained.

Reservations are now being accepted online. The fee is $135/night with a portion returning back as a funding stream for NYS Parks.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Our Hudson Valley State Parks are a public treasure. This new innovative public-private partnership to expand camping opportunities will open new access to our parks for local families and visitors alike. This is a perfect way to give more people the opportunity to experience the outdoor lifestyle in New York and explore all that our beautiful Hudson Valley has to offer while supporting private enterprise, creating new funding streams for our park system and offering expanded tourism opportunities.”

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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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