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Letter to the Editor: Village of Suffern Needs the Orange Avenue Project

  3 years ago     1845 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Wednesday the vote for the Orange Avenue project failed.  Trustee Frank Hagen, who had told the developer, mayor, deputy mayor and various chamber members that he supported the project as recently as Saturday -- inexplicably changed his vote to a no. He offered no explanation but it wasn't for the best of Suffern as he never gave any board member a heads up or expressed any issues with the project at the public hearing last Thursday. Not only does this put the project on life support but it sends a dangerous message to any business considering coming to Suffern. Based on Frank’s word…

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Suffern’s Orange Avenue Project Dead in the Water

  3 years ago     3813 Views     Leave your thoughts  

A special vote last night that would have given the go-ahead for the Orange Avenue redevelopment project instead met its demise as the vote on the project essentially ended in a tie. Now the properties all need to be cleaned up because of the brown fields in the area as a result of the battery plant that resided there at the turn of the last century at an estimated cost of $700,000. The village loses out on $290,000 which was the purchase price of a village-owned piece of property that was one of the parcels the developer was looking to…

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