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Advertiser and reader reminder: Next week is a short week for us. Deadline is Tuesday, November 22, 12 noon for ads.  The paper will be delivered on Wednesday and the email version of the paper will go out Wednesday morning. Still haven’t signed up for The Rockaway Times email blast? Subscribe (it’s free!) at Rockawaytimes.com or just shoot us a quick email telling us to sign you up and we’ll take care of the rest. Send an email to: Mail@Rockawaytimes.com

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And with next week a short one, put those orders in now, make those reservations today. And start by checking the pages of where else? The Rockaway Times!

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Stacey Pheffer Amato ,trailing Tom Sullivan by a couple hundred votes in the NYS Assembly race, has filed a lawsuit, first reported by The Wave, to do a ballot recount. The absentee ballots were to be counted through this past Tuesday. Military ballots can be counted through November 21, according to the State Board of Elections. Counties are expected to certify vote totals by December 2.  The State certifies on December 15. By the time this is done, candidates will be gearing up for the 2024 race!

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Speaking of things political, Danny Ruscillo gets some credit for going online and asking people who put up political signs (especially on trees and light posts) to take them down now. Whether your candidate won or lost. By now, it’s litter and an eyesore.

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Job well done. The Graybeards and RIBS conducted their annual food drive and collected more than 1,600 bags of food items that were distributed to St. Mary’s in Far Rockaway and at other food pantries. These guys get (and share) the Thanksgiving spirit!

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Robin Shapiro sends thanks to those who dropped off coats, hats, mittens and more. Robin Shapiro Realty (with an assist from The Rockaway Times) is sponsoring a coat drive through December 1. Hats, scarves, and mittens happily accepted. A box or bin will be set up in the lobby of The Rockaway Times office at 114-04 Beach Channel Drive. Any questions, please email
Robinshapirorealty@gmail.com

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And you can contact Robin if you love flowers. The Shore Garden Club is looking for new members who are interested in gardening, floral arrangements, herbs and nature! The group meets once a month for a Monday afternoon luncheon. Interested in joining? Give Robin a call: 718-490-9463

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Connolly’s says it’s opening by popular demand. The iconic summer hangout is opening this Monday, November 21 for the US World Cup match and will show games (except for Thanksgiving) through November 27. That means Connolly’s is open for Thanksgiving Eve, too.

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More than a few people took note that Mayor Adams was a no-show at the Flight 587 ceremony that took place last Saturday, November 12. The previous mayor was known for being late but not known for being absent at the Beach 116th Street tradition. Adams was at the SOMOS Conference in Puerto Rico instead.

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Attention all passengers, this tweet comes via the 100th Precinct: You will start to see more of your 100 Precinct officers in the subway stations & on the platform. We are here to keep you safe Rockaway. Don’t hesitate to say hello when you see us. Be vigilant & stay safe. You see something, say something!

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