REPORT FROM MOODY’S, UNEDITED Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded to Baa3 from A3 the rating on Rockland County’s (NY) $240 million in rated general obligation debt and placed the rating on review for downgrade. Concurrently, Moody’s has also downgraded to MIG3 from MIG 2 the $10.5 million Bond Anticipation Note Series 2011C. The bonds are […]

Area College Students Celebrate Senior Week

Area College Students Celebrate Senior Week

BY ERIN MAHER This past “Thirsty Thursday,” May 3, saw the streets and bars of Nyack painted bright neon yellow. St. Thomas Aquinas College Senior class of 2012 was celebrating their last night out of fun together in Rockland at the third annual senior bar crawl. St. Thomas Aquinas College, also referred to as “STAC,” […]

“ATM-Scan” Scammers Hit North Rockland

The Stony Point police are investigating an “ATM-scanning” incident at the Chase Bank located at 22 S. Liberty Dr. (Patriot Square Shopping Center). This likely is connected to previous “ATM-scans” discovered in other parts of Rockland County. The police issued a release that said, “An alert patron noticed that the card reader on the door […]

Carlucci a No-Go on County Sales Tax…Proposal All but Dead

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Legislators must go back to the drawing board as State Senator David Carlucci has officially rebuffed a proposal from the Rockland County Legislature to raise the Rockland portion of the sales tax in order to reduce the county’s deficit. According to state Senate rules in order for an increase to be passed […]

The Calm Before the Vote

BY MICHAEL CAHILL No public comments on budget at this week’s NRCSD Meeting The North Rockland Central School district met on Tuesday evening at North Rockland High School to honor several students who had won essay contests, and hold a public hearing on the 2012 – 2013 budget. Once again the evening started on a […]


BY MICHAEL CAHILL Police in Oceanside California on Wednesday discovered the body of former Chargers and Patriots Probowl linebacker Junior Seau. According to police, Seau’s body was found at his home by his girlfriend with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Police are ruling it as a suicide. Both the New England Patriots and […]