THE RAMAPO GAMES: Race to become leader of Rockland’s trickiest town narrows to two favorites

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY RAMAPO- William Weber (R ) and Michael Specht (D) are now the front runners for becoming the next supervisor of the Town of Ramapo. Michael Specht is presently Ramapo Deputy Attorney and in charge of handling zoning and permits of the town. AttorneyScott Goldman previously opposed Specht for the democratic nomination; Goldman has since pulled out […]

Another small child run over and killed in Monsey

Fifteen-month-old Ephraim Szydlow was struck by a car and killed Sunday afternoon in Monsey. An American Latina Taxi cab operated by 41-year-old Jorge Garrangui-Castillo apparently struck and killed the child as the cab was backing out of a driveway at 3 Johanna Lane.  Police found no evidence the cab driver was impaired by drugs or […]

To protect kids, some E liquid companies won’t peddle candy flavored products

Rockland County Times Candy E-Liquid Flavors: Alluring to Youth, ‘Gateway’ to Smoking? Cotton candy. Banana pudding. Very berry crunch. Some e-liquid flavors just can’t help but sound sweet, friendly and alluring to youth. Not only do these flavors make vaping appear delicious, but research has also shown young people who pick up vaping have a greater […]

200 show up for protest of cell phone shop in Monsey

Ramapo PD reported early Friday afternoon that approximately 200 protesters gathered to voice their displeasure at the sale of smart phones at Ping Verizon 59 on Route 59 in Monsey.  Police said the protest was reportedly due to religious beliefs against smart phone use. Police said that at 1:30 p.m. the protesters peacefully dispersed. There were no incidents […]

New York State to Destroy More Than One Ton of Elephant Ivory in New York City’s Central Park

New York State to Destroy More Than One Ton of Elephant Ivory in New York City’s Central Park

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts over the last two years. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry, and other decorative items will be crushed in Central Park, New York City, Thursday while supporters gather to watch, sending a […]

A BAD DESIRE: Sears Nanuet employee charged with allegedly pocketing $5,483 in false returns

A BAD DESIRE: Sears Nanuet employee charged with allegedly pocketing $5,483 in false returns

Carlentz Desire, a 21-year-old former clerk at Sears Nanuet, has been hit with three felony charges for allegedly printing false return slips totaling $5,483 and depositing the money for the returns in his bank account. On Tuesday, August 1 around 5 p.m. Desire’s store manager reported the alleged theft via phony return slips to Clarkstown PD. Following an investigation, Clarkstown PD agreed with the manager’s assessment of the situation, […]

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