Gov. Signs Legislation Repealing Law That Prohibits Barbering on Sundays

Gov. Signs Legislation Repealing Law That Prohibits Barbering on Sundays

Though rarely enforced, there was previously a passage in the state criminal code that made it a misdemeanor to cut or shave another person’s hair on a Sunday. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on July 13, repealing the provision. “This is the very definition of an archaic and meaningless law that makes little to no […]

Four Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Evergreen Fire Case

Four Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Evergreen Fire Case

Spring Valley village building inspector Wayne Ballard pleaded not guilty on July 13 to falsifying a report to the state. Manuel Lema, an Evergreen employee, pleaded not guilty on July 6 to criminal impersonation and obstructing governmental administration. Nathaniel and Aaron Sommer pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, arson, assault in the second and […]

County Officials Call for Resignation of NYS Parole Board Following Robert McCain Decision

County Officials Call for Resignation of NYS Parole Board Following Robert McCain Decision

The Pearl River community is once again outraged following the revelation that one of Paula Bohovesky’s killers was granted parole. Joined by several Rockland officials, Assemblyman Mike Lawler demanded that every member of the New York State Parole Board resign.  “The fact that rapists and murderers of children are allowed parole so easily is sickening, […]

147 Firearms Turned in at Rockland County Gun Buyback Event

147 Firearms Turned in at Rockland County Gun Buyback Event

New York Attorney General Letitia James hosted a Rockland County gun buyback event with District Attorney Tom Walsh, and the Clarkstown Police Department on Wednesday at the East Spring Valley Fire District. James announced that 147 guns were collected.  “Gun violence is an ongoing threat to public safety and it jeopardizes the welfare of our […]

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