Ramapo’s St. Lawrence Sentencing Delayed

Ramapo’s St. Lawrence Sentencing Delayed

Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s sentencing hearing on corruption related charges was delayed indefinitely on Nov. 27. U.S. Judge Cathy Seibel said she will look further at financial losses by investors who bought the town’s bonds before deciding his sentence. The judge said though St. Lawrence clearly committed fraud leading investors to face increased […]

Will new regime make a difference in Ramapo?

Will new regime make a difference in Ramapo?

Board meeting held day after election BY KATHY KAHN Sixteen years have passed since the Christopher St. Lawrence regime began in Ramapo. On Tuesday, election day, a new leader was finally chosen while the disgraced former supervisor is due to be sentenced later this month on federal corruption charges. That new supervisor is former deputy town […]

CANDIDATES PROFILE — TOWN OF RAMAPO SUPERVISOR — SPECHT vs WEBER

CANDIDATES PROFILE — TOWN OF RAMAPO SUPERVISOR — SPECHT vs WEBER

Michael Specht, Candidate for Ramapo Supervisor (Democratic Party) BIO I’ve lived and raised my family in Suffern for almost 25 years. A former prosecutor, I began my legal career in 1990 trying cases for the Rockland County District Attorney’s office. I now run a Nanuet-based firm that represents small businesses, families, and individuals. I have […]

With St. Lawrence gone, Ramapo must find a better way to carry on

With St. Lawrence gone, Ramapo must find a better way to carry on

BY KATHY KAHN  May 24 was Ramapo’s first “normal” workshop and town board meeting since the disgraced politician was led away in handcuffs. Former Deputy and current Acting Supervisor Yitzchok Ullman sat in St. Lawrence’s seat, and the board is now short one member, a vacancy which must be filled. Last night, the remaining board […]

Tapes Reveal Money Convos in St. Lawrence Trial

Tapes Reveal Money Convos in St. Lawrence Trial

Ramapo Councilman Patrick Withers shared audiotapes with FBI investigators revealing discussions around financing a new ballpark and transferring money to the town’s general funds budget. Withers, the deputy town supervisor from 2013 until 2016, claimed he did not trust the other members of the town government and wanted information to be recorded accurately. The tapes […]

CHRISTOPHER ST. LAWRENCE TRIAL BEGINS IN WHITE PLAINS FEDERAL COURT

CHRISTOPHER ST. LAWRENCE TRIAL BEGINS IN WHITE PLAINS FEDERAL COURT

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY   WHITE PLAINS- Four days into the long awaited trial of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and several witnesses have already taken the stand for the prosecution. Key witnesses such as Ned Flynn, managing director of Jefferies LLC, the underwriter of a $25 million bond for a stadium project in Pomona, and […]