Stony Point supports proposed changes to Coast Guard barge plan

Stony Point supports proposed changes to Coast Guard barge plan

BY KATHY KAHN  The U.S. Coast Guard’s plan to place several “parking spots” for crude oil barges and other tankers along the banks of the Hudson is being challenged in Albany. The barge anchorage locations the Coast Guard is entertaining would permit more than 40 barges to “rest”  along the river’s coastline from Yonkers to Kingston […]

East Ramapo School District in Nasty Fight With Its Insurance Company

East Ramapo School District in Nasty Fight With Its Insurance Company

BY JOEL GROSSBARTH The embattled East Ramapo School District has been entangled in a nasty legal fight with its own insurance company. The fight has culminated in a decision recently handed down by an appellate court in Brooklyn. In East Ramapo Central School District v. New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal, the insurance company issued a policy […]

With St. Lawrence gone, Ramapo must find a better way to carry on

With St. Lawrence gone, Ramapo must find a better way to carry on

BY KATHY KAHN  May 24 was Ramapo’s first “normal” workshop and town board meeting since the disgraced politician was led away in handcuffs. Former Deputy and current Acting Supervisor Yitzchok Ullman sat in St. Lawrence’s seat, and the board is now short one member, a vacancy which must be filled. Last night, the remaining board […]

TZHS TEAM TAKES SECOND PLACE IN NYS HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

TZHS TEAM TAKES SECOND PLACE IN NYS HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

On Monday, April 24, 2017, TZHS juniors Ruben Sriskanda, Jake Laddis, and Eli Gordon participated in the New York State History Day Competition in Cooperstown. Their website entitled “The Unlikely Community” about the gay rights movement of the mid-to-late twentieth century took second place from amongst two dozen other projects in the group website category. […]

ROCKLAND TEENS PUBLISHED BY LARC

ROCKLAND TEENS PUBLISHED BY LARC

The Library Association of Rockland County is proud to announce that on Friday, May 19, 2017 friends and family gathered at the Nyack Library to celebrate the 35 teen authors and artists included in Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2017.  Guest editors JG Faherty, Carolyn MacCullough, and Abby Sher were present to sign books and talk to […]

Longtime RCC president talks legacy as he prepares to ride off into the sunset

Longtime RCC president talks legacy as he prepares to ride off into the sunset

BY KATHY KAHN  Rockland Community College was in chaos when Texas-born Dr. Cliff Wood took over as its president in 2004. An infamous man named Voss had turned the campus into a political war zone. When Voss was fired as president a temporary administrator named Murabito attempted to make himself a permanent fixture earning a […]

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