TIMELINES 7/13/17

TIMELINES 7/13/17

Lottery for Full-Day Kindergarten On July 10, parents attended a lottery to place their children in full-day kindergarten at the North Rockland School District offices in Garnerville. The lottery was for each of the elementary schools in the district with a class size of 22 children, split between boys and girls equally. The lottery was […]

TIMELINES 6/29/17

TIMELINES 6/29/17

Reaccreditation for Rockland Community College The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted reaccreditation to Rockland Community College without restrictions on June 22. This grants RCC as an accredited institution for learning for another decade. After two years of review by the college and outside evaluators, an RCC committee drafted a report that analyzed the […]

TIMELINES 6/15/17

TIMELINES 6/15/17

Shooter Opens Fire on Republicans Baseball Practice While practicing with the Republicans on Wednesday morning for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, congressional staffer Steve Scalise was shot. The alleged shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Illinois, opened fire on the team’s practice after allegedly asking if the team was Democrats or Republicans. Scalise was […]

TIMELINES 6/1/17

TIMELINES 6/1/17

START-UP NY PROGRESS: RCC to Work With Company Relocating to Nyack York Analytical Laboratories Inc., a full service environmental laboratory, has been added to expand Rockland Community College’s presence into Nyack. York Labs analyzes environmental samples. The company has re-located their corporate offices from Connecticut due to a designation from Start-Up NY, which offers expanding […]

TIMELINES 4/27/17

TIMELINES 4/27/17

Overdose deaths spike in upstate NY New York has seen a significant increase in drug-related deaths over a recent six year period, officials report. From 2010 through 2015, a report showed deaths by overdosing increased by 71 percent. This issue is more pronounced in the New York City suburbs and upstate. Westchester County was ranked […]

TIMELINES 4/20/17

TIMELINES 4/20/17

Public School Board Elections Monday was the deadline for candidates seeking to run for board of education seats in Rockland County’s eight public school districts. Candidate voting as well as school budget voting will be held on May 16. Here who is on the ballot: EAST RAMAPO:  Mark Berkowitz and Alexandra K. Manigo are running […]