Hello everybody! I’m Laurel Babcock, Communities Editor for The Journal News and our weekly Express publications. As you hopefully know by now, the Express, and this blog you’re reading at LoHud.com, are dedicated to bringing you hyper-local news and information about your communities. </p><p>But really, who knows more about where you live, than you? </p><p>You’re not an elected official, but you’re the one who knows every important place, person and issue in your community; the person newcomers and neighbors go to when they have a question. </p><p>We’re going to give you the chance to show how much you know about your community by holding the Express “Unofficial Mayor” Contest, here on this blog from March 1 to 5. </p><p>This isn’t a quiz. There are no right or wrong answers. But we will be challenging you to answer questions that show how connected you are to your hometown. </p><p>The Grand Prize winner will receive a mini laptop computer, a profile published in a Sunday Express, and the chance to be a guest blogger here for three months. Two Second Prize winners will receive a digital camera.</p><p>We’ll post one question here each day from March 1 to 5, and give you two hours to post your response. The more fully-informed your answers, the better your chances of winning the Grand Prize! </p><p>We’re going to hold this contest three more times during the year, then ask you to vote on the ultimate “Unofficial Mayor” from among our Grand Prize winners — so enter now!</p><p> Visit <a href=”http://www.lohud.com/legacy/contests/unofficialmayor.html”>LoHud.com/unofficialmayor </a>for all the rules and details.</p><p> Good luck!