Redistricting Abomination Condemned

Under proposed plan North Rockland will be split from Senate District 38 and placed into District 39 with Orange County   Officials and consultants involved with the new Senate and Assembly districts have dealt Rockland County and particularly North Rockland a potential blow, as the county’s contiguous representation in one state senate district is proposed […]

GOVERNOR’S MEN COME TO HAVERSTRAW TO EXPLAIN HIS PLANS FOR NEW YORK

GOVERNOR’S MEN COME TO HAVERSTRAW TO EXPLAIN HIS PLANS FOR NEW YORK BY EVAN WECHMAN Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked his commissioners to speak at all of the state’s counties about his proposed budget for 2012-2013. On Wednesday, January 25, Roann Destito, Commissioner of the Office of General Services came to address the Rockland community […]

State Comptrollers Says Ramapo Sets a Bad Example

DiNAPOLI: ACTIONS OF RAMAPO TOWN OFFICIALS HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR LDC REFORM Press Release from NYS Comptroller’s Office Ramapo town officials took a risky approach to financing a minor league stadium through the Ramapo Local Development Corporation (RLDC), according to an audit released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. As a result, taxpayers […]

CUOMO ASKS LEGISLATURE TO SCRAP WORTHLESS BULLET TRACKING SYSTEM

A failed effort to to track shell casings in the interest of solving crimes appears to be heading to legislative repeal. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association said they applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal to scrap the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). After collecting over 356,000 spent shell casings since March 2001 at an […]

Recap of January 24 Clarkstown Board Meeting

Recap of January 24 Clarkstown Board Meeting

BY MARIA MIRAKAJ BROWNSELL January 24 marked the second town board meeting of the new year for the Town of Clarkstown. The Valley Cottage Junior Midgets were in attendance during the meeting. The girls won first place at the National Championship and were awarded certificates for their dedication and hard work. The girls also performed […]

Legislators Initiate Committee Review of Animal Control in Rockland County

In the wake of growing controversy over the unsustainable financial situation at Hi-Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona, Rockland Legislators Ed Day and Alden H. Wolfe have initiated a discussion item requesting a committee review of the matter of animal control and care in Rockland County. “Government has a responsibility to ensure that there is an […]