NY ARCH DIOCESE AUXILIARY BISHOP VISITS PEARL RIVER FOR “SCOUT SUNDAY”

NY ARCH DIOCESE AUXILIARY BISHOP VISITS PEARL RIVER FOR “SCOUT SUNDAY”

SUBMITTED BY JEANNINE RIPPA Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts, Rockland District held a special “Scout Sunday” mass Sunday, Feb. 4 at St. Aedan Church, Pearl River. Auxiiary Bishop of the Arch Diocese of New York, Most Reverend Dominick Lagonegro, was the celebrant for the event. Before the mass concluded, religious emblems were presented […]

Linda Hill introduced as Rockland’s full-time county auditor

Linda Hill introduced as Rockland’s full-time county auditor

A new position of full-time county auditor was established in the 2018 county budget to help keep “a closer eye on the county books.” County Executive Ed Day announced last week that Linda Hill will be those eyes looking closely over county finances. Hill has been a county worker since 1984, most recently in the […]

LONG TIME COMIN’: Rockland bonds make the S&P A grade

LONG TIME COMIN’: Rockland bonds make the S&P A grade

Standard and Poor’s rated announced another upgrade in Rockland’s bond ratings this week, grading the county’s debt in the A category for the first time in several years. It is the county’s sixth consecutive bond upgrade since 2014. Rockland’s bonds were rated just above junk at that time and the deficit tab reached $138 million. […]

First Chair of Rockland Legislature Passes Away at 97

First Chair of Rockland Legislature Passes Away at 97

Lawmakers and many longtime Rocklanders remembered John B. Lovett this week, as the former public servant passed away at age 97-year-old. Among Lovett’s offices he served six years as Orangetown town supervisor and three years as a county legislator, rising to become the body’s first-ever chairman. The County Legislature was created in the early 1970s […]

Kindergarten Registration 2018-19 for Clarkstown

Kindergarten Registration 2018-19 for Clarkstown

The Clarkstown Central School District will be holding kindergarten registration at each of its elementary schools starting in February. Dedicated days have been identified at each elementary school to allow families to meet the principal and staff members. Those unable to register during the scheduled days can do so later by appointment. To be eligible […]

Unsung Hero: Monsey Fire Dept. Fire Safety Officer Raphael Ziegler

Unsung Hero: Monsey Fire Dept. Fire Safety Officer Raphael Ziegler

BY BARRY WARNER Firefighters are exposed to the most hazardous of situations and greatest risk activities during emergency scene operations. To ensure that firefighters don’t become victims, volunteer Fire Safety Officer Raphael Ziegler engages in the operations, recognize the hazards of different types of construction, address them in a proactive manner and maintain communications with […]