Friday, December 14, 2012
But, Romney supporters from Mahwah donated more money to their candidate of choice, report says
More Mahwah residents cast their vote for Mitt Romney in November’s presidential election, but more than double the number of people from Mahwah who donated money to the Romney campaign, donated to the Obama campaign. According to an interactive map posted on NJSpotlight.com Friday, 403 Mahwah residents contributed to the Obama campaign from March 2011 through Nov. 2012. Only 198 donated funds to the Romney campaign during the same time period. But, the amount donated by Romney supporters was much higher. Romney raised $80,033 from Mahwah contributors, whereas Obama only raised $40,332, the map reported. No. of Mahwah votes No. of Mahwah Contributors Total Contributions from Mahwah ($) Average dollar amount per contributor Romney 6,299 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sbarra beat newcomer Jonathan Marcus by 32 votes, county results certified Wednesday
By a margin of 32 votes, candidate Steve Sbarra will officially be sworn in to the third seat up for election on the Mahwah township council this year. Certified county election results posted Wednesday afternoon verified preliminary results gathered in the township on Election Day, when Sbarra led first-time council candidate Jonathan Marcus by 37 votes. According to the official results released by the Bergen County Clerk’s office Wednesday afternoon, which includes counts of the absentee and provisional ballots cast, 2,131 residents voted for Sbarra. 2,099 voted for Marcus. The two were battling for the third council seat up for election this year, vacated by retiring councilman Sam Alderisio. The other two open seats were easily won by…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
See all Mahwah's local election results - DiGiulio and Roth win reelection to the council; two candidates separated by only 37 votes for the third council seat
While Mahwah’s mayor-elect Bill Laforet said he was “honored and humbled” to accept the top job in the township for four more years Tuesday night, his focus Wednesday will not be celebrating his victory, he said. “The town is in crisis mode right now, and my work [on Hurricane Sandy relief] won’t be done until every resident’s power is restored,” Laforet said at a victory party Tuesday night. “I’m back on the job first thing [Wednesday] morning.” Orange & Rockland is reporting over 1,400 Mahwah residents are still without power over a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast. More than 9,000 lost power during last Monday's storm. Laforet easily won reelection to a four-year term as mayor, according to unofficial results counted at …
Which do you think was the more interesting race?
Steady streams of Mahwah residents were seen filing in and out of each of the township’s polling locations Tuesday, many focused on two races in particular. Residents coming from the polls said they felt both the presidential and the mayoral races were the most important being decided. Many said they were following both races closely. So, Patch wants to know, which was the more interesting race this year, the mayoral or the presidential? Which was the harder election to deiced on, the mayoral or the presidential? Tell us in the comments!
Info about the candidates running for local office; Election Day is Tuesday
Tuesday, Mahwah voters will decide on local, county, state, and national political races. Locally, voters will choose between two candidates running for mayor, five running for three seats on the township council, and three running for three spots on the Mahwah Board of Education. Check the following links for more information about candidates running for office in Mahwah. William “Bill” Laforet – Laforet, a Mahwah gas station owner, was elected last November to finish out the final year of late Mayor Dick Martel’s term in office. Laforet, who announced his intent to seek reelection in April, has focused his campaign on lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, and “opening the government up to the people.” Edward “Ed” Sinclair – Sinclair, the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Some polling locations have been changed, thanks to Sandy
Despite remaining power outages and ongoing recovery from last week’s Hurricane Sandy, Mahwah voters will be going to the polls Tuesday. Three seats on the local school board, three seats on the Mahwah township council, and the office of the mayor are all up for election locally. Voters will also be voting in county and statewide elections, as well as for the President and on two public ballot questions. Thanks to Sandy, a few of the township’s polling locations have been changed by the county board of elections. According to township clery Kathy Coletta, three locations were changed - District 4, which is normally at the Ramapo Ridge Clubhouse, and Districts 5 and 14 which are normally a the Bergen County Police and Fire Academy, are all …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dear Editor, I am writing to voice my support to re-elect John Roth to the Mahwah Town Council. John Roth has served us very well during the past 8 years, and we will continue to need his experience, dedication and management skills as we face important and complex issues in our community during these difficult economic times. This is a very important election year in Mahwah because we will be electing a new Mayor, and 3 candidates for the Town Council. As a result, we will need the stability of John’s experience, dedication and fairness on our Council, more than ever, in order to preserve the quality of life and the Town services that we have enjoyed in Mahwah. John has seriously been involved in Mahwah for almost 20 years. He has …
Monday, October 22, 2012
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The following are letters to the editor, submitted via email. Council President John Spiech Dear Mahwah Taxpayers, It is time once again (we did this just last year) to elect a Mayor. This time the Mayor-elect will serve a four year term. The next four years will be critical for all Taxpayers since it will be our dollars that will go to fund the expenses of the Town. Our current Mayor, Bill Laforet, was elected last year to fulfill the final year of Dick Martel’s four year term. Bill Laforet could have just sat quiet and probably won a four year term. Instead, being an astute business person, he quickly realized that the Township could not meet the State mandated 2% Budget Cap. With 35 years as a successful Businessman, he knew that he …
A Mahwah HIgh School grad who was chosen to work at last week's presidential debate spills the details about what her experience was really like
Monday, October 22, 2012
Mahwah resident and 2010 MHS graduate Kayla Engeman, a student at Hofstra University, was chosen to be a volunteer assistant at the town hall style Presidential debate last week between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. The following is a description she wrote for Patch detailing her experience. On Tuesday, October 16, a feeling of Hofstra Pride was undeniable. I started the day by putting on my “Debate 2012” polo, and my credentials as provided by the United States’ Secret Service. I joined some fellow volunteers and headed off to the check- in site. My assignment was “Production Assistant” for NBC in Spin Alley, which was stationed in the “Media Filing Center.” When I entered the Mack Physical Fitness Center, it was almost…
See highlights from the 'Meet the Candidates' forum
Last week, the library board hosted the second half of its second annual ‘Meet the Candidates’ Night. Both candidates running for mayor introduced themselves and answered the following question: Considering the 2% tax cap, putting together the 2013 municipal budget will be difficult. Please list some specific departments or areas of the budget you will look to, to cut costs. Do you have any specific ideas for increasing revenue to the township? Highlights of what they said: Bill Laforet Ed Sinclair See other videos from the Meet the Candidates night: -- Follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your email inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.