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Locals Weigh in as New City Library Vote Approaches

Read blog posts written by your neighbors about Wednesday's library vote.

Residents are continuing to weigh in on the eight-way race for New City Library trustee positions with the Wednesday, Dec. 11 vote just a day away.

Agin AnthonySuresh AryaCarole Beth GoldbergMartus GranirerMargaret M. HookRalph SabatiniJeffrey Sasson and David Zuckerberg are each looking to fill one of the three open slots.

Here are some of the blogs residents have written on Patch about the vote:
To weigh in on tomorrow's vote or other local issues, start a Patch blog here.

You can also voice your opinions using our Speak Out Board here.

Locals will also have the chance to vote for or against the library's proposed 2015 budget, which does not include a tax increase for residents.

Voting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Districts 1, 2 and 3 will vote at the New City Library while District 4 will vote at the West Nyack Free Library. Absentee ballots for the trustee election are available weekdays 9 a.m. until Tuesday, Dec. 10 in the library's administrative office or download it by clicking here. Trustee ballots must be returned to the polling place by 5 p.m. on December 11.
Harry Bloomberg December 10, 2013 at 04:06 PM
The only taxing entity that stayed under the two percent cap within driving distance is the New City Library. The current budget increase is ZERO. Again, that is a 0% increase. I wish the rest of the State was as dysfunctional. Vote for Agin Anthony, Ralph Sabatini, and Suresh Arya to continue this.
Lilly December 10, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Agin Anthony is 19 years old and is currently working on getting his first degree. He has no experience in anything yet so I fail to see why he should be elected for trustee. There are still plenty of other activities for someone his age to do.
Michael N. Hull December 11, 2013 at 06:05 AM
Lilly: I have to agree - given the past history of this board as I outlined in my article one needs three people of proven expertise to return sanity to its operations. I wish Agin Anthony well but this is not the time to get on the job training in bar-room brawling. Sabatini, Sasson and Zuckerberg are seasoned professionals who understand courtesy must come before coercion when working together on a board towards a common goal. The danger here is that soon-to-be ex-President Ninan may still think he can run the board through surrogates. Napoleonic complexes can be avoided by the election of the independent-minded Sabatini, Sasson and Zuckerberg.

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