Orangeburg Commons Hearing Slated for Jan. 24

Council Delays New Sewer Hire, Setting Meeting Dates BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Confusion appeared to be the over-arching theme of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Orangetown Town Board, as the council tried vainly but fruitlessly to clear its calendar at the last scheduled gathering of the year. A new council with three […]

Ramapo Councilwoman Fran Hunter Retires After 24 Years

Longtime councilwoman honored at this week’s board meeting, Jewish Life Night also celebrated BY EVAN WECHMAN It was not business as usual for Councilwoman and Deputy Supervisor Frances M. Hunter during this past Monday night’s board session.  Hunter was sworn into office on Jan 1, 1988, serving under then Supervisor Herbert Reisman. Over 20 years […]

CUOMO AND LEGISLATURE APPOINT MEMBERS TO ETHICS COMMISSION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders this week announced their appointments to the new Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE). JCOPE is an independent enforcement unit with broad oversight of New York State government. The Commission has robust enforcement powers to investigate violations of law and financial disclosure requirements for all elected officials and their […]

CUOMO AND LEGISLATURE COME TO TAX COMPROMISE

Lower, middle and upper-class will receive tax reductions, multi-millionaires will receive tax hike similar to current “millionaire’s tax” On Tuesday Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced they have reached a proposed three-way agreement on legislative and executive proposals to create jobs and cut taxes for middle class New […]

ORTUTAY PLEADS GUILTY

ORTUTAY PLEADS GUILTY

Debra Ortutay, chair of the Rockland County Independence Party, has pled guilty to charges of forgery and perjury pertaining to ballots filled out when her son-in-law Frank Sparaco Jr., ran for Assembly against Kenneth Zebrowski. Sparaco was seeking to gain access to the Independence Party line and amazingly, Ortutay has pled guilty to forging signatures […]

Congers Civic Group Meets December 8

Holiday partying on the agenda along with serious items The Congers Civic Association will hold its final meeting of the year December 8 at 8 p.m. at the Congers Veterans Memorial Association building at 66 Lake Road. The association, one of the largest and most active in Rockland County, holds general membership and public meetings four […]