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 5/16/13

Big Changes Planned for Rockland Polling Places In response to concerns about the safety of polling locations, Rockland County Election Commissioner Louis “Butch” Babcock announced changes and security improvements which will be made in response to observations made during visits to polls to check for disability access. According to Babcock, some polling places have been moved […]

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 […]

TIMELINES 5/2/13

George W. Bush Library Dedicated in Dallas Current president Barack Obama joined former commander-in-chief George W. Bush and several former presidents at the dedication ceremony for the presidential library which bears Bush’s name on April 25, marking an unusually nonpartisan display for high-profile Democrats and Republicans. Attendees included former presidents Jimmy Carter, George Bush Senior […]

TIMELINES 4/25/13

East Ramapo School Board President Resigns from East Ramapo School Board East Ramapo School Board President Daniel Scwartz announced that he would be resigning on Monday, making him the most recent in a string of departures by officials from the divided school district. Schwartz explained he left because “Personal and business obligations” prevented him from […]

Timelines 4/4/13

Pistol Permit Opt Outs Flood County Clerk Offices In response to a provision in New York’s new gun control law allowing pistol permit holders to exempt themselves from Freedom of Information Law requests, county clerk offices have reported a deluge of opt outs from permit-holders. If an applicant fills out a form released by State […]