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The Impact of Hurricane Sandy

BY MICHAEL CAHILL PHOTOS BY TOM MCGUIRE AND DYLAN SKRILOFF Hurricane Sandy blew through Rockland County on this week, with high winds and a record storm surge. In her wake,…

Boulder Stadium becomes Home Base for Emergency Ice Distribution

BY MICHAEL RICONDA In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, long lines of cars packed the roads surrounding Boulder Stadium as police and Orange & Rockland personnel coordinated emergency ice distribution.…

PRESIDENT DECLARES MAJOR DISASTER FOR NEW YORK

Press Release from FEMA WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New York…

VANDERHOEF URGES CONSERVATION & PATIENCE AS ROCKLAND FACES GAS SHORTAGE

Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today reached out to state officials to alert them that Rockland County faces a shortage of petroleum, the result of the recent closure of…

Candidates Push Issue of School Tax Funding-Reform in 2012 Campaign

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF There appears to be a growing consensus that the school tax formula in New York State needs to change. As school costs have exploded in the last…

“WORST STORM IN COMPANY HISTORY” – O&R

According to O&R spokesman Mike Donovan, Hurricane Sandy caused unprecedented damage. Donovan called Sandy, “The worst storm in company history. Double the amount of damage from Irene.” Donovan said 80…

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