Legislature Welcomes Four New Members

BY EVAN WECHMAN The 2012 Rockland County Legislature convened Wednesday, January 4 for the annual Organizational Meeting with four new members to be sworn in. All legislators were given time to speak to the public and most reiterated a common theme, calling for collaboration and bipartisanship in 2012, rather than divisiveness. Legislators also have vowed […]

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sparaco’s Lawyer gets No Show Job in Clarkstown

Breaking news story reported first in the Rockland County Times on January 5, 2012 BY DYLAN SKRILOFF The same position that only two years ago County Legislator and Minority Leader Frank Sparaco referred to in a series of Rockland County Times articles as being a no-show job paid off as political patronage to former Chair […]


Governor Cuomo Outlines Agenda for 2012 in second State of the State Address Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday delivered his 2012 State of the State Address in which he outlined his agenda. The governor announced a new economic development plan that invests billions of dollars in public-private sector partnerships and rebuilding infrastructure which he […]

Holy Chanukah Parade!!!

A glimpse into the libertarian world of car-train parades COLUMN BY TONI SOWA Wednesday, December 21, between the hours of 6 and 7 p.m., approximately 70 motor vehicles, adorned with 2 foot menorahs, and loud speakers blaring “Happy Chanukah” began a caravan route from Route 306, Monsey, down New Hempstead Road into New City, travelled […]


BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES In a surprise move at an otherwise routine annual reorganization meeting the Orangetown Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to switch the nights of its meetings to Thursdays for the remainder of 2012. For more than five decades, the board had met on Monday evenings four nights a […]

Synagogues Looking to Open and Expand in Ramapo

BY EVAN WECHMAN The morning after the Ramapo Planning Board approved the controversial Patrick Farm project, the Community Design Review Committee (CDRC) met to evaluate which proposals would be coming before the planning board in the new year.  The CDRC, which is headed by Anthony Mallia, director of Building, Planning, and Zoning, meets at least […]