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 […]

Court Temporarily Nixes Controversial Ramapo Land Development Project

Court Temporarily Nixes Controversial Ramapo Land Development Project

BY JOEL GROSSBARTH The controversial land development project at the corner of Routes 202 and 306 in unincorporated Ramapo known as Patrick Farm was dealt a huge setback based upon a determination from an appeals court in Brooklyn. The owners of the land, Scenic Development, LLC, seek to build 470-plus housing units on 206 acres along […]

Former longtime executive director of RLDC disbarred

Former longtime executive director of RLDC disbarred

BY MICHAEL CASTELLUCCIO Aaron Troodler, the Ramapo Town attorney who served as Christopher St. Lawrence’s executive director of the Ramapo Local Development Corp (RLDC) has been disbarred by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York. On March 7, 2017, he plead guilty to federal offenses including securities fraud, conspiracy to commit securities […]

“New Direction” Candidates Issue Statement on 2017 Ramapo Campaign

“New Direction” Candidates Issue Statement on 2017 Ramapo Campaign

BY BILL WEBER, 2017 candidate, Town of Ramapo supervisor SHANI BECHHOFER & GRANT VALENTINE, 2017 candidates, Town of Ramapo Council Our campaign gave voice to many thousands of people who want to live in a different kind of Ramapo. A fiscally healthy, economically viable, well-governed Ramapo. A Ramapo in which people talk to each other, […]

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 […]

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