Orange County is lucky to have David M. Hoovler Orange County DA at the helm now as State DA’s Association president during tumultuous changes in NY Law. Tonight we celebrate his efforts to keep Orange County and all NY safe.
Starting off Monday like….
Starting off Monday like….
Posted by Colin Schmitt on Monday, December 9, 2019
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What a great evening in Cornwall!! Happy to be at the Town and Village tree lighting festivities and Football Champions Parade.
I was happy to present awards to every member of the Cornwall Dragons repeat state champion football team.
I also presented an Assembly certificate to the Nannini family who were honored at Town of Cornwall’s Holiday Festival.
Honored to participate again this year in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony hosted by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1796.
Presented New Windsor Police Department Sergeant William Ruger with an Assembly Certificate of Merit today recognizing his prestigious NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Award.
Town of New Windsor Town of New Windsor Police Department Unofficial Orange County Post
ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST TOWN OF CHESTER AND ORANGE COUNTY
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) today released the following statement regarding Attorney General Letitia James’ intervention on behalf of the Greens of Chester developer in ongoing federal litigation against the Town of Chester and Orange County.
“This unprecedented intervention by the New York State Attorney General seeking to infringe on a local municipality’s home rule authority is unacceptable. The Attorney General is not representing the citizens of Chester or Orange County by taking this extraordinary step. On the contrary, she is seeking to directly prevent the duly elected Chester town government from representing Chester residents who want to preserve the rural character of their community through longstanding zoning and planning laws.
For years, the Attorney General’s office stood silent as the illegal practice called blockbusting has impacted South Blooming Grove and other communities in the Hudson Valley. Instead of enforcing laws designed to protect homeowners, the Attorney General is now seeking to bring an action purportedly related to the Fair Housing Act that would benefit this one private developer.
This intervention will negatively impact Chester and have long term ramifications for countless communities throughout our region.
As this action plays out through the legal process, I invite Attorney General James to join me in Chester to meet with a diverse group of community members to understand the real issues at hand here and the significant impacts they have on all members of the community.”
Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!
Please join us! Pet Photos with Santa at the Assembly Office
Photo News: Assemblyman Schmitt hosts pet photos with Santa on Dec. 8
Stony Point Christmas tree lighting tonight was a wonderful success! Great job Supervisor Monaghan and all who participated.
MidHudsonNews: Trees for Troops gathers Christmas trees for their 11th year https://midhudsonnews.com/2019/12/04/trees-for-troops-gathers-christmas-trees-for-their-11th-year/
Trees for Troops on Spectrum News: Local Farm Making Sure Those Serving Our Nation Still Have Their Holiday Spirit. https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2019/12/03/trees-for-troops
Another great year for the Trees for Troops Program run by the Nannini family at Farmside Acres.
Over 1,100 Christmas trees have been donated and will be sent to active duty US Military personnel free of charge this season.
Spreading the joys of a real Christmas tree from the 99th Assembly District across the world to our military heroes is an awesome experience and cause.
My dad John and I have volunteered with the program for at least 5 or 6 years now and it was great to have the help again this year from local Cornwall students.
Thank you to the Nannini family for running this amazing program.
Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider supporting some of the many worthy non-profits that are based in and serve the Hudson Valley today.