ORANGETOWN SUPERVISOR RACE DECIDED AFTER ABSENTEE BALLOT CHALLENGE; CHRIS DAY WINS BY 165 VOTES

ORANGETOWN SUPERVISOR RACE DECIDED AFTER ABSENTEE BALLOT CHALLENGE; CHRIS DAY WINS BY 165 VOTES

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY Legal challenges of absentee ballots in the Thom Kleiner (D) vs. Chris Day (R) race for town supervisor of Orangetown have been dropped by both sides, and after all absentee ballots have been counted Day upheld his Orangetown Supervisor win by 165 votes, according to sources familiar with the count. Kleiner had initially conceded the race […]

RCC Foundation Board Member Confronts RCC Board of Trustees About Possible Conflict of Interest, Sparking Investigation of RCC leases

RCC Foundation Board Member Confronts RCC Board of Trustees About Possible Conflict of Interest, Sparking Investigation of RCC leases

BY BRIAN EDSALL On June 29, Dennis Dale approached the podium at Rockland Community College’s Board of Trustees meeting. He wanted answers, but left only with more questions. Dale, 74, has served on the RCC Foundation Board for approximately 13 years. Dale heard rumors that the college faced significant financial shortfalls and wanted to know why. […]

Comptroller’s Office says Day’s budget projections are sound

Comptroller’s Office says Day’s budget projections are sound

The New York State Comptroller’s Office told Rockland County officials this week that the math in County Executive Ed Day’s proposed 2018 budget is good. The deputy state comptroller reviewed the proposed $684.25 million spending plan, which stays within the state property tax cap, and had this to say in a letter to Rockland officials: […]

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says evidence Planned Parenthood “could provide a basis for charges”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says evidence Planned Parenthood “could provide a basis for charges”

During a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee regarding Oversight of the Dept. of Justice, Arizona Rep. Franks (R) asked Sessions about a news report published by The Hill which indicated the FBI maybe investigating Planned Parenthood based on allegations the organization profits from the sale of the body parts of aborted babies. Sessions replied, […]

Former longtime executive director of RLDC disbarred

Former longtime executive director of RLDC disbarred

BY MICHAEL CASTELLUCCIO Aaron Troodler, the Ramapo Town attorney who served as Christopher St. Lawrence’s executive director of the Ramapo Local Development Corp (RLDC) has been disbarred by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York. On March 7, 2017, he plead guilty to federal offenses including securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities […]

“New Direction” Candidates Issue Statement on 2017 Ramapo Campaign

“New Direction” Candidates Issue Statement on 2017 Ramapo Campaign

BY BILL WEBER, 2017 candidate, Town of Ramapo supervisor SHANI BECHHOFER & GRANT VALENTINE, 2017 candidates, Town of Ramapo Council Our campaign gave voice to many thousands of people who want to live in a different kind of Ramapo. A fiscally healthy, economically viable, well-governed Ramapo. A Ramapo in which people talk to each other, […]

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