Clausland Mountain Fire Threatens Homes

Clausland Mountain Fire Threatens Homes

Flames creep toward Orangeburg houses, embers hit homes on Tweed Boulevard BY BILL DEMAREST CLAUSLAND MOUNTAIN – The brush fire that swept up the west side of Clausland Mountain all afternoon and night on Thursday this morning began to threaten homes on both sides of the mountain. Orangeburg volunteer firefighters were called out early this […]

Volunteers from throughout Rockland County called in to tame Orangeburg fire

Volunteers from throughout Rockland County called in to tame Orangeburg fire

STORY BY BILL DEMAREST ORANGEBURG – Volunteer firefighters from throughout southeastern Rockland County are battling a stubborn brush fire that has slashed up the west side if Clausland Mountain near the landmark “TZ Rock.” Firefighters from Orangeburg went to the area just behind Nice Pak Products on Greenbush Road in Orangeburg at about 1:15 p.m. […]

The Queen of Quirk Hails from North Rockland!

The Queen of Quirk Hails from North Rockland!

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF What can you say about Progressive Insurance’s contagiously quirky advertising icon Flo? She’s a one-of-a-kind; but did you know, she’s also a North Rockland-kind? That’s right, the face and voice behind the advertising sensation Flo is Stony Point native Stephanie Courtney, daughter of retired longtime North Rockland High School high school social studies […]

Gov. Cuomo’s contempt for the public

Gov. Cuomo’s contempt for the public

By MIKE LONG Lord Acton, the great English statesman, famously observed that “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” After almost 30 months as New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo has left no doubt that his most important governing principle is acquiring more political power, not advancing the public good. The overriding issue for […]

So-Called Campaign Finance Reform is a Recipe for Political Corruption

BY DEAN SKELOS The recent scandals involving Democratic politicians from New York City have led a number of self-styled “reformers” to argue that the solution to cleaning up government lies in passing a public campaign finance bill. It’s really code for funding their political campaigns with your tax dollars. I can’t think of a worse idea. […]