Legislators Ask for $80 Million Deficit Bond on 9-5 Vote

Several legislators fear county will do nothing to achieve efficiencies  BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On Tuesday the Rockland County Legislature officially requested an $80 million deficit bond on a 11-3 vote, but really the vote was 9-5, with five dissenting lawmakers voting to float a $62 million bond instead, as proposed by Legislator Ed Day. Legislators […]

What’s Happening–1/18

BY GEORGE J. DACRE – Singersongwriter Joe Crookston at New City Ambulance Corps Building, January 22 at 2 p.m. Produced by Borderline Music Club. Tickets at 845-354-4586. – Kimmy Shwimmy Music at Bryant Park, New York January 21 and 22. Info at www.kidsfoodfestival.com. –  “Dial M For Murder” directed by Melinda Pinto opens Friday, January […]

PUDDIN’ DON’T

PUDDIN’ DON’T

Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and the great Marty Feldman. Puddin’ Don’t can be found daily online at www.puddindont.com.

Force of Nature Ellen Ratner Captivates Crowd at The Nyack Center

Force of Nature Ellen Ratner Captivates Crowd at The Nyack Center

BY CAROLYN JOHNSON In the film, Oscar-winning film director Barbara Kopple follows Ratner on assignment, from her home base in Washington, DC to hurricane-ravaged Mississippi to war-torn South Sudan. We meet key figures in her life, including partner Cholene Espinoza and high-profile siblings Michael, a human rights lawyer and Bruce, a real estate developer. Ratner’s best friend, musician […]

Highlights from Rockland County Firefighter Graduation

Highlights from Rockland County Firefighter Graduation

The 13th Firefighter Graduation was held on Thursday January 12, 2012 at RCC Cultural Arts Center. Sixty-four Firefighter 1 and II students graduated, several were from Orange and Putnam Counties. State Fire Instructor’s Frank Jewett, Michael Healy, Frank Bifulco along with Les Greenwood NYS Fire Protection Specialist presented the new firefighters with their certificates. Past […]

United Water Announces Project to Combat Rockland’s Future Water Deficit

On Janurary 18, United Water New York officials announced that the New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation has provided draft permits for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. The DEC has decided, after review, that the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was complete and ready for public view. According to United Water’s vice president […]