Northern Tuxedo Residents Association


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Meet Ken English, Candidate for Tuxedo Town Board

An Invitation

Meet: Ken English, Candidate for Tuxedo Town Board

Where: At his home, 42 Cross Ridge Road, Laurel Ridge – Tuxedo

When: Saturday, October 14th, 4:00pm

Esteemed Tuxedo Voters

I’m Ken English, of Laurel Ridge, Tuxedo, and I’m seeking a seat on the Town Board being vacated by Clifford Loncar. I hope to join the established team led by Supervisor Michael Rost, and pledge to work together to strengthen Tuxedo’s future as a viable family friendly community that’s surrounded by incredible natural resources and wildlife.

Key to preservation of our way of life as well as attracting appropriate business opportunities is maintaining fiscal balance and control. My career has been in public service, working in education at the New York Public Library as Associate Director, managing annual budgets of over $6,000,000 and leading a team of 120 employees. Locally, I’m a board member of the Northern Tuxedo Residents Association, a group committed to building community and responding to neighbors concerns. I’m an active volunteer with the NY/NJ Trail Conference, helping to maintain trails and promoting the organization most Saturday mornings at the Tuxedo Farmer’s Market.

For more than a decade I have frequently attended town board meetings and have developed a deep appreciation for the community service our local leaders provide. We are in the midst of dramatic expansion with the Tuxedo Farms project for residential and commercial development that will also be a key factor in the future of the Tuxedo School District and its current 250 students. For those who live in northern Tuxedo, our Monroe – Woodbury School District is facing a redistricting implementation intended to separate it from the pending town of Palm Tree and to protect it from the bloc-vote threat of the Satmar community. I’ve voiced concern that although northern Tuxedo residents pay substantial school taxes we are not eligible to vote on a proposed referendum for redrawing the Monroe town and the M/W school boundaries.
Another concern, the Pilgrim Petroleum Pipelines route would run along Route 17 in Tuxedo, passing through private and town properties as well as through Tuxedo Park.

Tuxedo is a small town spread out across fifty square miles and is made up of distinct neighborhoods with unique issues. It’s my goal to learn more about my neighbors concerns, seek common ground and work with the Town Board to move things forward. I welcome input and questions and hope to hear from you. I can be reached at TuxedoEnglish@gmail.com

I hope you can come to my home next Saturday, October 14th at 4:00pm, and meet with me, my wife Lynn, and some of your concerned neighbors. Donations in support of this campaign will gladly be accepted. Thanks!

Ken English

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Michele Lindsay for Tuxedo Town Council

Kristy Apostolides and Claudia Bakhtiary invite you to meet your Town Council Candidate – Michele Lindsay – on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 11:30am – 1:30pm, at:

The Bakhtiary Residence
39 Fawn Hill Rd.
Tuxedo, NY, 10987

We hope you can join us for a chance to meet who we feel is the candidate that best represents our community. Please RSVP Kristy at 845.915.3154.


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Appointee for Town Board Position and a few, more pleasant items

Hi all. Here’s a few items for your consideration.

Closed-Door Politics at Work Again

I just wanted to let everyone know about a special Town Board Meeting that is to be held Monday, June 29 at 7pm at the Town Hall.

The only item on the agenda is to enter into executive session to interview possible appointee to the Town Board.

None of the individuals that I know have expressed interest in running in November have been called in for an interview, and the way the resolution is written, it seems THEY ARE ONLY INTERVIEWING ONE CANDIDATE. I have heard a rumor that the individual is the wife of the planning board chair. If this is the case, two individuals on both the Planning Board and the Town Board will have spouses serving on the other board, and there will again be no representation from the northern part of town anywhere.

That doesn’t exactly sound like a fair process to me.

Please attend this meeting to express your frustration at the extremely closed-door administration which we still seem to be dealing with, despite many promises of transparency, openness, and inclusion.

Pilgrim Pipeline Information Session

St Mary’s Episcopal Church
Fox Hill Road, Tuxedo Park
Thursday  – July 9th  – 7PM

A presentation to the town about the Pilgrim Pipeline conducted by a Scenic Hudson.

On a happier note

  1. The Tuxedo Farmers’ Market also has been hosting a welcome booth for hikers coming to the area and we will be launching our shuttle service soon. Come down and check out our great town market! Every Saturday, Tuxedo Train Station!
  2. The Wee-Wah Beach Club has opened up its membership to any and all residents in Tuxedo. This is really a great family beach and I encourage you to join. Go here for a membership form and info: http://www.tpfyi.com/weewah.html
  3. The Tuxedo Farmers’ Market is looking for a new market manager. Download the job description. Contact Christina Tremblay at Christina@tuxedofarmersmarket.com and 845-323-1460.