Four and a half years ago, on February 6, 2007, Dimitri Vailakis, now 10, was adopted from Tyumen, Russia (Siberia). Since his arrival, his parents have tried to teach him about being charitable and helping others less fortunate. With his two friends, Amelinda and Mia Rivera ages 10 and 9 respectfully, the children have run […]

Be ‘Bear-y’ Careful

Over the past week a large black bear has been sighted in the Monsey/Wesley Hills areas of the town. Town and police officials advise residents to do the following: 1)   If you see the bear and/or if it comes onto your property call the Ramapo Police Department (357-2400) or Ramapo Animal Control Officer (Cathy […]


New Hempstead Road and Washburn Lane reopen The Rockland County Highway Department announced on Tuesday that the section of New Hempstead Road between the County Office Building exit driveway and North Main Street in New City was to re-open by the end of the day. Work has been completed ahead of schedule to replace the Demarest Kill Bridge that runs […]

Train Service Resumes Monday, November 28 on the Port Jervis Line

The rebuilding effort of the Port Jervis Line by Metro-North should result in resumption of full train service on Monday November 28—one full month earlier and at a substantially lower cost than originally expected. “Metro-North appreciates the patience of its 2,300 Port Jervis Line customers during the past few months,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. […]

MTA Sucks Tax $$$ from Rockland to Pay for Overtime Waste

DiNapoli: Forensic Audit of MTA Reveals Systemic Overtime Abuse at Metro-North Railroad Unit Supervisors and workers at a Signal Construction Unit at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Hudson and Harlem Line have manipulated the payroll system by abusing overtime rules that inflate their salaries and pensions according to a forensic audit of overtime practices […]