COURTHOUSE NEWS: Schwartz to Westchester?

COURTHOUSE NEWS: Schwartz to Westchester?

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY According to legal insiders and, newly-elected County Court Justice Larry Schwartz will not serve in Rockland County. Court overseers have chosen to place Schwartz across the river in Westchester instead. Judge Rolf Thorsen, who had previously been transferred from Rockland to Westchester, apparently has been transferred back as he is listed […]

Timelines: January 5, 2017

Timelines: January 5, 2017

Public supportive of Ramapo Central School District name change Results confirm parents, staff members and the general public supporting changing the Ramapo Central School District’s name to Suffern Central as proposed by School Board trustees. The district hopes to differentiate itself from controversy-plagued East Ramapo School District. Under the status quo names were confused partly because […]

ROCKLAND OFFICALS TELL GOV. CUOMO NO: Universal outrage over commutation of Brinks terrorist Judith Clarke’s sentence

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY NEW CITY- Rockland PBA President Chris Tiernan stood on the steps of Rockland Superior Court and blasted NY Governor Andrew Cuomo at a Wednesday afternoon rally against the governor’s commutation of Judith Clark’s life sentence. “Andrew Cuomo got it wrong when he said [1981 Brinks Robbery co-conspirator and convicted cop killer Judith […]

6-year-old Suffern girl part of POP Tennis exhibition at US nationals, Flushing Meadows

Olivia Gravagna, a 6-year-old Suffern resident, was one of four youths to take part in a POP Tennis exhibition Dec. 31 at the US tennis nationals held in Flushing Meadows. Olivia, daughter of RCC tennis coach Joe Gravagna, impressed the crowd by keeping pace with exhibitioners twice her age. POP Tennis VP Mitch Kutner told the Rockland County Times that with […]

Will Obama grant Leonard Peltier clemency?

Last month, a letter in support of clemency for federal prisoner Leonard Peltier was sent to President Obama by former United States Attorney James H. Reynolds, a US attorney who oversaw the Peltier case in 1977. Supporters believe that Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in 1977 for the deaths of two agents […]

Orangetown Board condemns Gov. Cuomo’s Commutation of Brinks Terrorist Sentence

Orangetown Board condemns Gov. Cuomo’s  Commutation of Brinks Terrorist Sentence

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES An enraged Orangetown Town Board Tuesday unanimously condemned New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for commuting the life prison sentence of convicted Brinks armored car robber Judith Clark, and demanded that her original sentence of 75 years to life be re-imposed and served in full. The resolution […]