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Ossining-Croton Election Hub: Election Results

Here's your hub for updates in Ossining and Croton for Election Day 2012.

 

 

8:11 a.m.: "The first thing that really drove me to run for office is making decisions about development in Ossining," says Village of Ossining Trustee Elect Victoria Gearity, who was running unopposed. "My kids are really young now—what's Ossining going to look like when they're in high school? What are we building, what's our mindset and how are we making those decisions? And I want to be a part of that decision making."

6:57 a.m.: "Economic development has been key to this village remaining powerful and strong in its own right," says Village of Ossining Mayor Bill Hanauer, who has apparently won re-election. "We have had a great deal of it already in the last six years, despite the economy… We will see a tremendous upswing in development and a great economic boon to the Village."

11:39 p.m. Ossining Mayor Bill Hanauer appears to have won re-election against Republican Linda Cabral Marrero. With 13 out of 17 districts reporting, Hanauer has 3,435 votes and Marrero has 1,322.


11:35 p.m.: In the Town of Ossining, it appears that voters may have decided to keep the position of highway superintendent an elected position, instead of voting to make it an appointed position. Currently, Michael G. O'Connor holds the Town of Ossining highway superintendent position. With 100% of the districts reporting, 904 have voted against the change and 377 have voted for it.

9:00 p.m.: Polls are closed. Votes are now being tallied.

8:01 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "It's important for me to see that my community's needs be met and that the streets be cleaned up. Sometimes there's a lot of people hanging out on the corner. It would be nice to feel safe in your own neighborhood," said Ossining resident Elana Rivers.

7:39 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "I'd like to see some more lower income housing here… because a lot of them are moving out and this area is changing. Some people are going south and some are going up to places like Wappingers Falls and Fishkill. Even the people who are middle class are moving out," said Ossining resident Elana Soumaoro.

7:32 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "The most important thing is the youth, because the youths build the community," said Ossining resident Stephen Pugh. "If the mayor does things for the youths—getting them active with programs involving the police athletic league would be nice, so we could stop the fighting in the streets. It'd be nice for the kids to have something constructive to do instead of being destructive out here."

7:15 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "The economy is important—the local economy," said Croton resident Ivan Brightly, who had come to vote with his wife, Nicole. "We've lived here for three or four years and we've watched as businesses come up and then shutter within the same year. So, we need to spur the local economy."

7:12 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "I think a lot of times, the trustees are pressed to do things that are a little bit out of their control, like when all of the store fronts were empty for so long," said a Croton-on-Hudson resident who did not want to be identified. "That's the economy. That's Amazon.com. Those are larger forces than the village trustees. So, sometimes I think they get an unfair rap in that regard."

7:02 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "We've had a lot of problems with housing. We need better housing. Especially for lower income people," said Ossining resident Viola Copeland. "I think the mayor has done a good job. I think there's a lot more to be done. I think that they have to do more when it comes to getting rid of drugs—there's  a lot of drugs floating around and I think they have to do a better job of cleaning that up. Other than that, I think the mayor has done a good job."
  • "I'd like to see more businesses coming here," said Croton-on-Hudson resident Lisa Baranowski. "A little bit more diversity in the types of businesses would be nice. We have six nail salons and four pizza places."

 

6:50 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "I'd like to see elected officials take care of the goose poop at Senasqua," said a Croton-on-Hudson resident who did not want to be identified. "And I'd like them to get rid of the preferred parking spaces at the train station. I don't believe in first class and second class parking. Metro North doesn't have first class and second class seating—the parking lot shouldn't have first and second class parking."

5:13 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "I've lived here my whole life and things seem to be running pretty well, except for the storm. I still don't have any electricity. I think the problem is that there just isn't enough equipment and crews to deal with the number of trees that are down," says Charlie, who said he lives on Mount Airy Road.

4:28 p.m.: Patch is talking to voters here in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson as they vote at our polls. Here is what some of them are saying right now.

  • "What they consider to be low income housing here isn't actually low income housing. People that have low income housing can't afford it. A lot of working families are struggling," said Ossining resident Nikki Reynolds.
  • "I do question, a little bit, this plan of putting all of the traffic lights down towards the station," said a Croton-on-Hudson resident who did not want to be identified. "It's very expensive for a very short stretch of road. But other than that, they could shave the taxes here a tad."

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Local races and results:


U.S. House of Representatives, District 17

Candidates # of votes  percentage of vote Nita Lowey (D) 75,766 67 Joe Carvin (R) 37,089 33 Frank Morgenthaler (We the People)  1,011 1

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New York State Senate, District 38

Candidates # of votes percentage of vote David Carlucci (D) 6,527 69 Janis Castaldi (R) 2,972 31

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New York State Senate, District 40

Candidates # of votes  percentage of vote Greg Ball (R) 

Justin Wagner (D) 

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New York State Assembly, District 95

Candidates # of votes   percentage of votes Sandy Galef (D)

19,517

71 Kim Izzarelli (R) 8,069 29

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Village of Ossining, Mayor

Candidates # of votes percentage of vote William Hanauer (D) 3,435
72%
Linda Cabral Marrero (R) 1,322
28%

Village of Ossining, Trustee

Candidates # of votes percentage of vote Victoria Gearity (D)

John Codman (D)

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Village of Croton-on-Hudson, Trustee

Candidates # of votes  percentage of votes Ann Gallelli 

Kevin Davis 

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Town of Ossining referendum

Change elected highway supervisor post to an appointed position # of votes  percentage of vote Yes 377
29%
No 904
71%


Chris Clement November 07, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Congrats to everyone who took the time, and spent their energies, to run for elected office.
stefano November 07, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Well...It appears that the PEOPLE of the Town of Ossining have spoken. Wake up Town Board we told you we wanted our Highway Superintendent to be elected and you wouldn't listen.....UNANIMOUSLY... you told us you had a better plan.....UNANIMOUSLY WE told you to shove it!
Phil Morton November 07, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Nice to see the Ossining Dems classed it up this year and decided to leave the tiaras at home

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