A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

BY MARIA MIRAJAK BROWNSELL On June 19 at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Alexander Gromack opened up the floor discussing Rockland County’s financial dilemma and how it affects Clarkstown residents. The county is increasing property tax by 32 percent and making the towns responsible for paying for county costs such as the board of elections, […]

Timelines: June 28, 2012

Rockland Must Move on After Bailout Fails in Senate Rockland County’s proposal to the New York State Senate for a debt bill allowing them to borrow up to $80 million failed on Thursday, June 21. The State Assembly approved the legislation but the proposal required approval from both houses in order to move up to Governor […]

Lauren’s Law Passed in Senate and Assembly

Next stop: Governor’s desk The New York State Senate joined with its Assembly counterparts in passing Lauren’s Law, which aims to boost organ donations, on Wednesday, June 20. It was passed unanimously. The bill (S.7103A) now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill expands the donor options on driver’s license […]

Legal Watch

Federal Law is Changing Rockland’s Zoning Landscape BY LEGAL LARRY In 2000, Congress enacted a law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. This law is commonly known by the acronym “RLUIPA.” The crux of this article will focus on the first part of the law concerning religious land use. It is […]