Scott Vanderhoef and John Grant’s $1 BILLION MTA Mistake

Just in Time to Help Rockland County with these New Taxes Rockland County Times Staff Editorial Did you know, Rockland County, that in 1986 our state legislators did something very useful for us here in the Hudson Valley and passed a law that said any of the outlying counties which wished to withdraw from the […]

OBAMA ATTEMPTS TO SUFFOCATE WESTCHESTER—ASTORINO WON’T LET IT HAPPEN

ARTICLE BY PATRICK BRENNAN Originally Published in National Review What might cause the New York Times editorial board to find, in New York’s suburban Westchester County, an example of “a struggle for racial integration [that] is neither bygone nor exclusively Southern”? Why might “county leaders [be] stonewalling federal authorities over a longstanding housing desegregation case?” […]

SHAMEFUL HIRING OF ANOTHER PATRONAGE APPOINTMENT

(Public letter) Dear Clarkstown Town Board and Town Attorney, You should be ashamed of yourselves for blatantly dismissing one patronage person, M. Coppersmith because she is no longer of use to you since she doesn’t control the Independent Party line any more; and then filling her position with another patronage appointment by hiring an outside […]

Fight the Epidemic: Government Bullies Need Reining In

Regulation enforcers are out of control  BY DIANE DIMOND Nobody likes a bully — especially me. But what if it is the United States government that is the bully? What if certain people in Washington decide to target a citizen and then use all the resources available to them to crush that person? I must […]

Snail Mail’s Slow Death by Government Intrusion

Y SEAN TURNER Project 21 Editorial The ubiquity of email, social networking websites and other factors are causing a steady decline in the number of people using the services of the 236-year-old U.S. Postal Service. As banks, credit card and utilities companies increasingly offer online payment options, people frequently pay bills without using the USPS. […]

NEW YEAR, BIG CHANGES FOR STATE LAWS

A legislative column from Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R,C,I-Blooming Grove) With the start of a new year there are many new laws of which the public should be aware. While some of these changes may not impact you, I feel it is important that you know what is going on. Some of the new laws cover […]