June 10, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 13 �������������������������� Voters to have choice in autumn by John Koster Despite last week’s uncontested primary election, Wyckoff voters will have a choice in the general election, as write-in votes justified the bids of Brian Hubert and Diane Sobin places on the November ballot. Only the Republican candidates were listed on the June primary ballot. Kevin Rooney, a real estate manager with experience working with trees and landscaping, received 945 votes. Christopher De Phillips, an attorney, received 924 ballots. Hubert would have needed only 13 write-in votes to earn a place on the November ballot, but received 82 write-ins in the Democratic column and 4 in the Republican column. Sobin, who ran previously as a registered Republican, received 77 write-in votes in the Democratic column and 4 in the Republican column. Bergen County officials ruled that Sobin could not run as a Democrat, but could run as an Independent in November. Both Hubert and Sobin have run in previous elections, but have not been elected. Both supported the initiative by Friends of Wyckoff to save Deep Voll Ravine from development and disagreed that the Wyckoff Township Committee and Wyckoff Planning Board had saved a substantial part of the ravine while allowing construction of single-family houses on the upper ground. The Friends of Wyckoff organization has also advocated attempts to collect more grant money for preservation of open space, and the group has run environmental programs including the recycling of electronic equipment. Last year, Brian Scanlan, a Democrat and founding member of Friends of Wyckoff, became the first member of his party to be elected to the Wyckoff Township Committee in many years. Wyckoff Sale Days June 11-12-13 Showcasing their talents Phoebe and Alex are two of the many Sicomac School students who participated in the Third Grade Community Service Showcase. The showcase provided students the opportunity to display their work. From volunteering time at local nursing homes to organizing food drives, these students proved they were able to meet the challenge of improving the world. Wyckoff Russell G. Grimm Financial Advisor 212 Everett Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481 201-560-0861 Franklin Lakes Scott B. Hostutler Financial Advisor 861 Franklin Lake Rd., Ste. 208 Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 201-560-0100 Gigantic Sidewalk Sale June 11 • 12 • 13 selected items 630 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 201-891-8889 Chocolate Etc... Dads, Grads & Teachers... Seasonal Gifts with Chocolate 6-10-09 pat/janine EdwardJones3x3WithNames(6-10-09) 3x3 We’re more than chocolate! Home of The Most Delicious Gift Baskets � Bridal Favors � Full Line of Chocolate Making Supplies � Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers � Children’s Birthday Parties � Favors for All Occasions � Sugar-Free Chocolates 382 Main St, Wyckoff • 201-891-3711 www.chocolateetc.com Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:30