ROCKLAND COUNTY SUES RAMAPO: Lawsuit alleges town officials sidestepped rules to downzone property at Bluefield Extension project

ROCKLAND COUNTY SUES RAMAPO: Lawsuit alleges town officials sidestepped rules to downzone property at Bluefield Extension project

  BY JOEL GROSSBARTH While former Ramapo Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence continues to languish in a federal prison only three months into his 2 ½-year sentence, the effects of his administration’s policies in connection with land use applications continue to haunt the residents of Ramapo. Now, the County of Rockland has had enough and […]

BRABENEC JOINS FURRY FRIENDS AT LEGISLATIVE ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY IN ALBANY

BRABENEC JOINS FURRY FRIENDS AT LEGISLATIVE ANIMAL ADVOCACY DAY IN ALBANY

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASSEMBLYMAN KARL BRABENEC As is an annual tradition in Albany, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,TCN-Deerpark) joined colleagues and many of their pets for Animal Advocacy Day in Albany today. Brabenec sponsors bipartisan legislation, Kirby and Quigley’s Law, which would toughen penalties against those who harm animalsduring the course of committing certain crimes. The […]

Legislature appoints Schoenberger’s replacement on party-line vote

Legislature appoints Schoenberger’s replacement on party-line vote

BY JOE KUHN This week the Rockland County Legislature voted to confirm the appointment of their newest member, Itamar Yeger, the executive assistant district attorney and chief of appeals for the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office. Yeger, a former New Hempstead trustee and Ramapo councilman, will be filling the seat vacated by legislator Ilan Schoenberger […]

“Save Our Tappan Zee” movement to deliver 109,000 signatures to Cuomo’s desk Thursday

“Save Our Tappan Zee” movement to deliver 109,000 signatures to Cuomo’s desk Thursday

Last August Governor Andrew Cuomo forced through legislation renaming the bridge that connects Tarrytown and South Nyack after his own father and removing the historic name “Tappan Zee” – a reference to the Dutch and Native Americans who lived in the area hundreds of years ago. The perceived act of vanity, media reports of his obsession with having the bridge named after […]

Rockland’s “Average Joe” is Making his Case for Congress – With the Help of Curtis Sliwa & Some Renegade GOPers

Rockland’s “Average Joe” is Making his Case for Congress – With the Help of Curtis Sliwa & Some Renegade GOPers

Joe Ciardullo campaigning for Congress on Reform Party line ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES STAFF EDITORIAL    After a decade active in local politics, often helping campaigns as a volunteer or campaign manager, Joe Ciardullo of New City is now throwing his own hat in the ring. He’s going far up the food chain in his first-ever […]