New Taxes Pass Legislature; Contract Agency Cuts and Layoffs to be Discussed at Future Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29 at the Allison-Parris County Office in New City to discuss proposed mid-year budget adjustments. The meeting addressed the county’s more than $80 million budget deficit and how to fund government operations which has led to a drastic downgrade of the […]

Son of Former Rockland Legislator to seek GOP Nod for the 99th

Blooming Grove Town Supervisor Frank Fornario Jr. has announced his candidacy for the new 99th New York State Assembly District which includes Blooming Grove, Chester, Cornwall, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Highlands, New Windsor, Woodbury, and the town of Stony Point in Rockland County. Fornario has given 19 years of service as a Blooming Grove Councilman, Orange County […]

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 […]