Journal News Gun Map Fallout: Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) sponsors new bill protecting rights of gun-owners

SAFE Act supporter gives a little to local permit holders BY DYLAN SKRILOFF When the White Plains-based daily newspaper the Journal News published a list of legal pistol permit holders on an interactive website map back in December 2012, it stirred a local and national hornets’ nest.  Amazingly, fallout continues 15 months later. The Rockland […]

The Year that Was – Rockland County 2013

The Year that Was – Rockland County 2013

The Five Biggest Rockland Stories of 2013  BY DYLAN SKRILOFF 5) Orangetown election — An election decided by two votes and at the whim of judicial decisions is not something you see too often. Following election night 2013, Walter Wettje (R) held a 36 vote lead over incumbent Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart (D), leading to […]

Hasson’s Revenge

Hasson’s Revenge

The inevitable has happened. Janet Hasson and the Journal News have gained revenge against the Rockland County Times and editor-in-chief Dylan Skriloff for the weekly community paper’s award-winning coverage of the daily newspaper’s infamous gun map debacle last winter. Journal News publisher Hasson and her editors revealed on Friday, October 4-Skriloff’s 34th birthday-that the Rockland […]

Janet Hasson Fires Caryn McBride

Janet Hasson Fires Caryn McBride

The Rockland County Times has learned that Rockland County Chief Editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of the recent purge of 17 journalists  and 26 total staffers at the Gannett-owned Journal News newspaper. McBride gained fame earlier this year for her involvement in the Journal News gun map fiasco. Police reports indicated McBride had called the […]

JOURNAL NEWS FIRES 26 STAFFERS

JOURNAL NEWS FIRES 26 STAFFERS

They don’t fire guns, they fire people instead. The Journal News Media Group publisher Janet Hasson was handed the grim task of laying off 26 employees, including 17 members of her own newsroom, due to new workforce shrinkage demanded by her corporate bosses at Gannett. The left-leaning newspaper reduced total employment from 232 to 206 […]

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