Public School Board Elections Monday was the deadline for candidates seeking to run for board of education seats in Rockland County’s eight public school districts. Candidate voting as well as school budget voting will be held on May 16. Here who is on the ballot: EAST RAMAPO:  Mark Berkowitz and Alexandra K. Manigo are running […]

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 […]


Red Cross Still Holding onto Sandy Relief Monies It has been seven months since Superstorm Sandy hit the tri-state area, and the Red Cross still has more than two-thirds of the $303 million it raised to aid relief efforts at its disposal. Though some are questioning this slow use of resources, the Red Cross defends […]

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 […]