Carlucci Questions Valentine Signatures, Slows Down the Process

Tight lips at the Board of Elections as they work to verify signatures hurriedly  BY SARA GILBERT New York State Senator David Carlucci challenged over 1,100 petition signatures gathered by Democratic candidate Grant Valentine and his supporters. Valentine, of Chestnut Ridge, plans to challenge Carlucci, of New City, for the 38th Senate District, which includes […]

Fallen Korean War Rockland Soldiers Honored

Fallen Korean War Rockland Soldiers Honored

BY DIANA BIERMAN On July 22, the Eagle Chapter of Korean War Veterans of Rockland County held their 19th monument memorial service to honor and remember the 27 Rockland residents who gave their lives while serving in the war. Approximately 60 to 70 people attended to commemorate these fallen heroes at the Gary Onderdonk Rockland Veterans Cemetery at […]


Schmitt takes Roddey to court over petitions, Roddey accuses Schmitt of BS-ing public Assembly candidate Colin Schmitt has filed an “invalidating petition” in State Supreme Court against opponent Kyle Roddey. Both men are running in the Republican Primary for the 99th Assembly District. Schmitt said he believes Roddey’s petitions contain inconsistencies. “We must protect the integrity of the […]

$15 Million More in the Hole

Rockland County budget news gets even worse  BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature met Tuesday, July 24 to receive news that despite tax hikes and 100 layoffs, the county is an additional $15 million in debt so far during this budget year, bringing the grand debt total to an estimated $95 million. Acting County Finance Director […]

Timelines: July 26, 2012

Teacher Claims he was Fired After Refusing Sexual Advances Former teacher Shawn Dowiak of New Jersey is suing the Rockland County Board of Cooperative Educational Services in federal court for discrimination, claiming he was repeatedly sexually harassed. Dowiak said he got a teaching job at Rockland BOCES after he had sex with William Boydston, the board’s […]

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