TIMELINES 10/19/17

TIMELINES 10/19/17

STATE COMPTROLLER SAYS OVER $27 BILLION NEEDED TO FIX LOCAL BRIDGES A report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found that 20.7% of bridges in New York are functionally obsolete and 12.8% are structurally deficient. According to Comptroller DiNapoli, the cost to repair all of these bridges is $27.4 billion dollars. The […]

TIMELINES 10/12/17

TIMELINES 10/12/17

CLARKSTOWN PHONY CHECK SCAM HAS POLICE ALERTING RESIDENTS Clarkstown Police are alerting all local residents to be more vigilant and wary of scammers after an 86-year-old man say he was scammed out of close to $20,000 by way of a phony check. According to police, the male victim told police that he received a phone […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Congresspersons support “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” and reject removal of deductions for state and local taxes

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Congresspersons support “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” and reject removal of deductions for state and local taxes

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman Today’s column focuses on just two of the many issues faced by our US Congress, and begins by thanking our local Congresswoman, Nita Lowey, for her co-sponsorship of Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky’s bill, HR3449. The bill embodies Ombudsman Alert’s urgent appeal made in our column back on July 20 and prohibits dealers […]

Worst ever mass shooting in the United States

Worst ever mass shooting in the United States

Cowardly attacker takes aim at concert-goers from 32nd-story Mandalay Bay hotel room Fifty nine people were killed and more than 500 were injured after a gunman opened fire on a large country music concert crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooter, whom police identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, started shooting at the […]

TIMELINES 10/5/17

TIMELINES 10/5/17

Death and Funeral of Nyack Stained Glass Artist Robert Pinart Robert Pinart, a renowned stained and dale de verre glass artist, passed away in Nyack Hospital on October 1 due to respiratory failure. Pinart worked in the United States from 1951 until his retirement in 2008. Many of the churches, synagogues and hospitals in Rockland […]