Timelines 5/23/13

Former Clarkstown Superintendent Removed from New Gig (from wrcr.com) The former Clarkstown Schools Superintendent Margaret Keller-Cogan was removed from her current job after a protest by parents, faculty and staff. Nearly 250 parents signed a petition saying that they had lost confidence in her ability to lead the Buffalo-based Elmwood Franklin School. The parents and […]

Timelines 5/9/13

Garnerville Home Destroyed in Fire A fire which was likely caused by a tossed cigarette destroyed a Garnerville home early on Sunday, ripping through a family’s belongings but causing no injuries. The fire began at around 1:45 a.m., after which the family immediately left the house and both West Haverstraw and Thiells firefighters responded to […]


George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas Current president Barack Obama joined former commander-in-chief George W. Bush and several former presidents at the dedication ceremony for the presidential library which bears Bush’s name on April 25, marking an unusually nonpartisan display for high-profile Democrats and Republicans. Attendees included former presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush Senior […]


Resolution Urges Congress to Extend Highlands Conservation Act Passed by County Legislature Vice Chairman of the Legislature Alden H. Wolfe sponsored a resolution to urge the US House of Representatives to pass House Resolution 712 to extend the Highlands Conservation Act of 2004, that is due to expire at the end of 2014, until the […]


Lawsuit Bans Over-the-Counter Sales of Synthetic Drugs On Tuesday, another lawsuit involving the illegal sale of designer drugs with deceptive labels was won by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman against a chain of head shops owned by John Tebbetts III. Within Tebbetts’ eight head shops, located throughout Central and Northern New York, drugs with labels […]

Timelines — 10/18

Woman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion in New City A Stony Point woman pled guilty on Monday to a charge of federal tax evasion at her New City hair salon. Margaret Viola, 64, owned Rojo Salon and, according to prosecutors, did not pay $14,700 in income taxes and $68,000 in payroll taxes from 2004 to […]