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Ossining Republicans Get Behind Romney in Primary

OSSINING, N.Y. – Ossining and Briarcliff Manor Republicans say Mitt Romney is their man on Tuesday.

Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas U.S. Congress member Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum are on the ballot Tuesday as local Republicans go to the polls for the primary. With Santorum dropping out recently and Romney receiving victories in other states, local Republicans are expecting Romney to win New York in a landslide.

“I’m positive that Romney is going to be the nominee and I’m extremely happy with him and I see him turning this country around,” said Peter Tripodi, vice chairman of the Republican Party in Ossining. “I was a big fan of Herman Cain and donated to his campaign. When he dropped out I was upset, but I thought the campaign was a good opportunity to see a diverse field of candidates and I think Romney rightly came out of that as the strongest candidate.”

Tripodi, who also serves as a member on the Ossining Town Council , said he was willing to give Barack Obama a chance in 2008.

“Right now this country is in a hole and we were promised a fix when President Obama took office and I believed that he would be able to do it and I put party aside,” Tripodi said. “But he didn’t deliver and I think Romney will and he has the background and experience to do it.”

Briarcliff Manor resident John O’Leary, who served as vice chairman on the Westchester County Board of Legislators in 1985, said he was pleased to see Romney winning the primaries in other states and expects the same to follow in New York.

“There should’ve been no slate of candidates,” O’Leary said. “He should’ve run unopposed. It’s been a long time since we’ve had such a strong candidate. I think he’s going to clean up and win them all.”

Below is a list of polling places in Briarcliff Manor and Ossining. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, residents are asked to view the Westchester Board of Elections website .

All Saints’ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 201 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor

Bethel Nursing Home, 19 Narragansett Ave., Ossining

Briarcliff Congregational Church Youth Center Parish House, 25 S. State St., Briarcliff Manor

Briarcliff Manor Youth Center, 5 Van Lu Van Road, Briarcliff Manor

Brookside School, 30 Ryder Road, Ossining

Claremont School Gym, 30 Claremont Road, Ossining

Club Fit Conference Room, 584 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor

Holla Hose Fire House, 2 Lafayette Ave., Ossining

Independent Fire House, 3 Campwoods Road, Ossining

Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining

Maryknoll Sisters, 100 Ryder Road, Ossining

Ossining Community Center Gym, 95 Broadway, Ossining

Ossining Fire Headquarters, 21 State St., Ossining

Ossining Operations Center Conference Room, 101 Route 9A, Ossining

Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corp, 8 Clinton Ave., Ossining

Park School Gym, 22 Edward St., Ossining

Roosevelt School, 190 Croton Ave., Ossining

Scarborough Presbyterian Church, 655 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor

St. Paul’s On-The-Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining

St. Theresa School, 300 Dalmeny Road, Briarcliff Manor

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