Illegal yeshiva will not remain in New Hempstead Following a decision by Yeshiva Ohr Torah of Monsey, an illegal yeshiva set up in a single-family New Hempstead home will be vacated and an alternative site will be sought. The decision came in response to a July 25 decision by the New Hempstead Board of Trustees not […]

Timelines 7/4/13

LaDuca the Wild Man Joseph LaDuca, of Suffern, promised to “unleash Armageddon on the village” if he did not receive his personal property from the police. On May 30, LaDuca was arrested for public lewdness. Early in June, a private company towed his car, which had a suspended registration. LaDuca made his apocalyptic threats in […]


Suffern Commons residents face eviction in late June Residents of the three-story Suffern Commons apartment complex on Chestnut Street are worried they will be kicked out to make room for new buyers, according to the Journal News. The potential purchase came to light on May 23, when eviction notices were handed out to residents of the […]


Garnerville Residents Might See Tax Increase The proposed 2013-2014 budget proposal for the King’s Daughters Public Library District includes a tax-levy increase of 3.1 percent, breaking the state’s two percent tax cap and possibly hitting Haverstraw taxpayers’ wallets harder. The board attempted to minimize the increase by cutting library systems, operations and maintenance, but could […]

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 […]