Cornell Attacks Day, Asks PUBLIC SAFETY—OR POLITICS?

BY HARRIET CORNELL Chairwoman, Rockland County Legislature To the Editor, While I am loathe to get into the middle of a contentious race for Rockland County Executive, I am not a candidate and feel compelled to respond to Legislator Day’s misleading, erroneous, and mean-spirited comments regarding my relationship with the law enforcement community in Rockland […]

NY SAFE Act has spawned several debates; Rockland Legislature to vote on gun resolutions Tuesday

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF At Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee hearing a resolution introduced by Leg. Chair Harriet Cornell (D) urging the state and federal government to support numerous gun control and mental health provisions was passed unanimously. It will be discussed at the full Legislature on Tuesday. The most controversial points in Cornell’s resolution are support for […]

FOLLOW THE MONEY!

FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Rockland’s four county executive candidates each leave different trails of cash behind them BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On January 15, local political candidates made their first fundraising filings of the new year. All eyes were on the county executive race and the haul that the four announced candidates had taken in. An advantage in money doesn’t […]

MALAYALEE ASSOCIATION HOLDS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

MALAYALEE ASSOCIATION HOLDS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

On Saturday, January 12, the Malayalee Association of Rockland County (MARC) held their Christmas and New Year celebration at the Congers Community Center. The Malayalee community traces its roots to Kerala, known as the “Spice Garden of India.” Kerala is also known for its palm-lined beaches, thick jungles, plantation-covered hills, and enthralling rivers and lakes. […]

ED DAY’S PLATFORM

ED DAY’S PLATFORM

During his recent fundraiser County Legislator Ed Day, the GOP’s current lead candidate for the 2013 county executive race, offered some precepts and plans that people could expect as part of his administration. Day said if elected he would: · Immediately implement a complete zero based budget · Formulate an immediate plan of action designed […]

CANDIDATE SAYS RBA/PATTERN BUDGET DEFICIT WHITE PAPER ON THE MONEY

CANDIDATE SAYS RBA/PATTERN BUDGET DEFICIT WHITE PAPER ON THE MONEY

Community View While some have taken issue with the Rockland Business (RBA) Association initiative of partnering with Pattern for Progress in an effort to quantify the path Rockland government has taken to the financial crisis we are in today, no one can quarrel with the results. Your editorial correctly calls this a “must-read for county […]