Provident to Acquire Gotham Bank of New York

Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), announced on Wednesday that its Provident Bank subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gotham Bank of New York (PINKSHEETS: GOBN) in a cash transaction valued at approximately $40.5 million. The closing consideration will be 125 percent of adjusted tangible net worth as calculated under the merger […]

Police release video of Nanuet Bank Robber

Police release video of Nanuet Bank Robber

Clarkstown police continue to look for clues as to who robbed Palisades Federal Credit Union off Route 59 last week, stealing $30,000. This is the second time since last spring the bank has been robbed. The man reportedly entered the bank around 9:30 a.m. using a silver handgun, and threatened the employees, telling them to […]

Stranger Danger in North Rockland

Parents concerned about reports of “red-haired man” luring kids. Police looking into it, but caution that such reports often prove to be innocuous or inaccurate BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On Tuesday Haverstraw Police received a report of a man inappropriately making verbal contact with a child after he got off a school bus on Rosman Road. […]

North Rockland Releases Administrative Assignments for New Year

After major reorganization, see who will be placed where BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM At the North Rockland Central School District Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Ileana Eckert announced the expected administrative assignments for the upcoming year. She said that the schools are down to the bare minimum of what is […]


United Water announced that the New York State DEC has provided “draft permits” for their Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw. This means public hearings will be held and presided over by an administrative law judge from the DEC. The public comment period is open until April 19 and public […]



BY SHERLY JOURDAIN PHOTOS BY THOMAS MCGUIRE On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, a condominum at 52 Zariello Lane in the Village of West Haverstraw exploded around 12:57 p.m., after a Verizon contractor had hit a gas main earlier while digging along Zariello Lane and Komonchak Circle. The explosion resulted in injuries to […]