TIMELINES — December 7, 2017

TIMELINES — December 7, 2017

Ramapo Residents Fight Townhouses Proposal Ramapo residents are fighting against a proposal to build almost 700 townhouses on the former Minisceongo Golf Club property on Pomona Road. The sale was announced in March and the new owners haven’t filed formal plans for the site, but residents are voicing concern over the potential impact a multifamily-home […]

TIMELINES 11/30/17

TIMELINES 11/30/17

County Legislators Want Haitian Protections Extended County Legislators Toney L. Earl, Nancy Low-Hogan and Aney Paul want to protect Haitian nationals living in Rockland. The group of local officials want the federal government to reconsider the decision to end a protection that would force almost 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. to return home. After […]

TIMELINES 11/2/17

TIMELINES 11/2/17

Terror attacks in NYC At least eight people were killed and 15 injured after a speeding Home Depot pickup truck plowed along a street a few blocks north of the World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon in what officials are calling a terror attack. The NYPD said the rented pickup truck entered the West Street pedestrian/bike path a […]

TIMELINES 10/26/17

TIMELINES 10/26/17

Rockland Farms Rockland County is preparing to conduct a count of local farmland that could potentially be included in a yet-to-be-created Agricultural District. For several years, the Rockland Farm Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to preserving farmland, has advocated for creating such a district. Rockland is one of the few counties in New York without an […]

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 […]