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New Rochelle LWV Cable Program Interviews: Kathy Gilwit, Manager of Communications and Marketing for City; and Holly Moskow and Jenny Geer from the Sheldrake Environmental Center

Two contrasting cable programs, one highlighting the technological revolution and the other beckoning people back to nature, will be shown on alternate weeks on the New Rochelle League of Women Voters Program, “City People and Issues,” every Monday night at 7 pm and repeated Wednesday and Thursday nights at 9 pm. on Cablevision Channel 76.

Kathy Gilwit, Manager of Communications and Marketing for the City of New Rochelle, talks about the transition from paper to electronic media in her job, increasing the options for keeping people informed. She elaborates on automatic messages for emergencies and announcements, such as the changes in leaf pickup or alternatively, using fallen leaves for mulching. Interviewer is Haina Just-Michael. The interview with Gilwit is scheduled for the weeks of August 25 and September 8 and 11.

Holly Moskow, executive director, and Jenny Geer, community educator, of Sheldrake Environmental Center, explain that the Center, partly in New Rochelle, with nature trails along the former Larchmont reservoir connecting to the Colonial Greenway, offers hiking in a natural setting, educational programs and family fun. Interviewer is Ina Aronow. Moskow and Geer will appear on the weeks of September 1, 15 and 29.

The two programs will be shown on demand on Vimeo.com shortly after being seen on Cablevision. Links will be available here.

Programs are recorded in the NRTV studio in City Hall. For further information, call 636-6271.
Now on Demand

Dr. Brian G. OsborneSuperintendent of Schools www.Vimeo.com/101973374

Alex Tergis, Commissioner of Public Works www.Vimeo.com/99467295

Envirolution One, an energy saving group, www.Vimeo.com/101655257

Bob Marrone, Exec. Dir, Chamber of Commerce, www.vimeo.com/99478516

Mayor Noam Bramson on future development for New Rochelle  https://vimeo.com/92513134

Steven Horton on public housing https://vimeo.com/92530139

Angela Taylor on New Rochelle's 325th Anniversary Celebration

New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice Discusses City Issues

John Wright, Exec. Dir. of the Thomas Paine Cottage Museum https://.vimeo.com/89249209

District 2 Councilman Al Tarantino https://.vimeo.com/89261780

Programs are recorded in the NRTV studio in City Hall. For further information, call 636-6271. First Floor Meeting Room

LWVNR Forum for Board of Education and Library Election Held May 2014

The New Rochelle LWV held its annual Board of Education and Library Board of Trustees Forum at the New Rochelle Public Library. In photo below are, left to right, Joan Alexander, Voter Service Chair; Ricardo Monzon, school board candidate; Nicole Benjamin from Yonkers, the moderator, Jeffrey Hastie, school board incumbent, and Haina Just-Michael, library board incumbent.

Winners of the two school board seats were Dr. Salvador Fernandez (1533 votes) and Hastie (1363), edging out Monzon (1222). Just-Michael and Emery Zweig were reelected to the library board unopposed. Both school and library budgets passed.

New Rochelle Board of Educ. & Library Candidate forum spring 2014




Cable TV interviews See dates and details at left.  "City People and Issues"  will be available on demand shortly after they are first shown on Cablevision. See links at left for recent interviews.

Fri. Sept. 19 Coffee and Conversation, first of the 2014-15 series, sponsored by the LWV of New Rochelle, will feature Luiz C. Aragon, New Rochelle Commissioner of Development. In an informal setting, Mr. Aragon will update all who attend on plans for future development and answer questions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served at no charge. For further information, call 914-632-8254. 9:30 a.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza.

Election Day for the state legislature, state officials, and Congress is November 4th.

Be sure you are registered to vote. Your vote counts.  Get the election and candidate information you need at www.Vote411.org.

New Rochelle League members are doing the following:
--Registering Voters. at the New Rochelle Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 7, at selected places on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23. Members are working with Iona College, College of New Rochelle, and Monroe College to register student. Contact Tamar Tait at tamartait@optonline.net to volunteer to help. You can also register on line; go to www.lwvny.org or www.Vote411.org for information.
--Arranging with candidates to use www.Vote411.org and the Voters Guide to reach voters by entering basic information and explaining their positions on issues to voters
--Candidates forums are in the planning stage.

Voter Registration at Monroe College in May 2014

LWVNR Voter Registration Monroe Coll. Spring 2014

New Rochelle League of Women Voters members were registering dozens of new voters at local colleges and a city street fair in the fall of 2013. 

Joan Alexander, voter service chair, scheduled the registration. Here are photos she had taken at three of these events.

Below: Joyce Goldklang, left, and Tamar Tait, right, flank student Andrea Rodgers, president of Democracy Matters at Iona College, as they prepare to sign up voters.

Voter Registration #4
Below: Leona Newman, Ginny Coffina, and Joan Alexander register voters at the New Rochelle 325th anniversary street fair.

Voter Registration #1
Below: Patricia Carter and Joan Alexander register students at Monroe College in New Rochelle

Voter Registration #12



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