OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To the Editor:
It seems to me the contrast between Mayor Bill Hanauer and the current Democratic candidate is like night and day, although both seem to be running on the same platform – change.
Yes, we all want change – that is an improvement in downtown Ossining, an improvement in the quality of life, and yes, less taxation. The question is who is going to actually accomplish this?
Currently, we have a mayor who has accomplished much change with the construction and rental of the Avalon project on North Highland Avenue. And the Ginsberg project on the riverfront is under construction to the tune of $85 million. Further, combination commercial and residential buildings are nearing completion on both Main Street and Croton Avenue. That is change, and more importantly – progress. In contrast to the mayor, Victoria Gearity has served as a village trustee for the past year and a half with no particular distinction and has no previous experience at a municipal level, much less as an administrator, on any level. As noted in a letter to Lohud.com (8/21/14) village of Ossining Trustees Robert Daraio and Manuel Quezada specifically point out Ms. Gearity’s limited experience and short duration of public service. And Ms. Gearity proposed “no significant new programs or initiatives.” Ossining is very lucky to have had a dedicated leader, Mayor Bill Hanauer, with real corporate experience, and real leadership abilities, leading the village through the economic minefields of the past eight years. Clearly, much remains to be done – and Ossining will indeed move forward under the dedicated leadership of Hanauer. One Tuesday, Nov. 4, I urge you to make a difference and come out and vote, and before you do, carefully consider the two candidates. Who is the most qualified to run the village? Who has the experience? Who is the individual who is capable of really leading the village into the future; and I would urge you to vote for the current mayor with a plan for progress -- Mayor Bill Hanauer, on the Working Party -- line D. Gerold M. Wunderlich
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