State Budget Lacks Transparency

State Budget Lacks Transparency

By Kathy Kahn At 11:45p.m. on March 31, Albany lawmakers passed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $168.3 Billion NYS Budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, but no mention of how to address the $4 billion deficit the state faces were included.  It is the fourth consecutive year the budget was passed “on time.” Among the positives: A uniform policy on sexual […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: New Beginnings

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: New Beginnings

By Town Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann We’re at an interesting point of the year as winter lingered but the signs of spring are everywhere. Spring is the annual time of renewal as nature takes over, flowers start to bloom and the world comes alive. While flowers are slow to arrive, we’re witnessing renewal in a […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT ANNOUNCES VICTORY FOR ROCKLAND COMMUTERS

OMBUDSMAN ALERT ANNOUNCES VICTORY FOR ROCKLAND COMMUTERS

BY DR. LOUIS ALEPRT Ombudsman On November 3, 2017, an article entitled “OMBUDSMAN ALERT EXCLUSIVE: NYS Dept. of Transportation tells officials it wants to eliminate Tappan Zee Express bus service”, this column started our lobbying efforts to restore the widely used express bus service from the Palisades Mall to the Tarrytown Railroad station that was […]

Was It the Bombs’ Fault, or the Mind That Made Them?

Was It the Bombs’ Fault, or the Mind That Made Them?

BY DIANE DIMOND There is no doubt the deadly mayhem endured by the citizens of Austin, Texas, at the hands of a mysterious bomber this month was horrendous. But in the annals of crime, 23-year-old suspect Mark Anthony Conditt (aka the “Austin Bomber”) will go down as an amateur. It’s sad to say bombings are […]

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For School Funding

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For School Funding

BY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI When you’re looking to move, as a parent your first question may often be, ‘how are the schools?’ Quality public school education is the single best investment we can make because we know our children are the future. They’re the future doctors, lawyers, astronauts, and so much more. A quality […]

County Executive’s Corner “Rebirth and Renewal”

County Executive’s Corner “Rebirth and Renewal”

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day As we look forward to celebrating Easter, Passover and this time of renewal, let’s find strength in our shared resolve and purpose in our common aspirations. This is a time of hope and peace, when our spirits are filled and lifted. It’s a time when we give thanks for our […]

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