Good afternoon. Here’s a look at opinion content published today in The Journal News:
Nyack’s Riverspace: Editorial
We comment on news that Riverspace Arts and the village of Nyack are poised to team on the development of an arts-based “superblock” in the Rockland village’s downtown. We write:
… At tonight’s Nyack village board meeting, the board and Riverspace will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding that allows the village to control the site and seek development proposals. Riverspace will put up $200,000 to cover costs of seeking developers’ ideas for the site. The seed money would also be used to hire a planning consultant.
Key to the memorandum: Either side can walk away if the plan doesn’t suit its needs. Riverspace doesn’t get the $200,000 back. Riverspace also is responsible for a $2 million capital campaign to help fund a performing arts cultural center that will be the plan’s centerpiece. Nyack’s job is to seek government funding for redevelopment. And, of course, the village is the arbiter of land-use for the site. The village owns about 70 percent of the land bounded by South Franklin, Main and Cedar streets. Riverspace has had past agreements with other landowners to purchase their properties. …
Indian Point: Commentary
George Hoshmann, a Republican member of the Clarkstown Town Board, argues in favor of developing argues in favor of developing solar energy as an alternative to the preservation of Indian Point.
Here’s what our colleagues are saying today:
Prison for Leibell is the only option: Editorial, Times Herald-Record
Lauren’s Law: Do more to recuit organ donors: Editorial, Poughkeepsie Journal
The 33-cent gas solution: Editorial, Albany Times Union
Traffic cameras clash with privacy: Editorial, Newsday
Be deliberate in examining hydrofracking: Editorial, Utica Observer-Dispatch