Ramapo villages turn over power

Ramapo villages turn over power

Story and photos by Kathy Kahn Traffic was crawling by Chestnut Ridge’s Village Hall Tuesday as voters packed the polls throughout the day. The majority voted to reelect incumbent trustees Grant Valentine and Paul Van Alstyne, who had drawn strong competition due to a January vote by the Village Board of Trustees to allow houses […]

WMCHealth Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness Launches at Good Samaritan Hospital

WMCHealth Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness Launches at Good Samaritan Hospital

Institute to Deliver Comprehensive Women’s Health Services to Residents of New York’s Rockland and Orange Counties SUFFERN, N.Y. — The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) today announced the launch of Institute for Women’s Health and Wellness services at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of WMCHealth. This comprehensive network-wide service is devoted to providing women […]

Ban the Bag: RC Legislature Votes to Outlaw Single Use Plastic Bags

Ban the Bag: RC Legislature Votes to Outlaw Single Use Plastic Bags

By Joe Kuhn The Rockland County Legislature has just passed a new law that will place a county-wide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. The Rockland County Plastic Carryout Bag Waste Reduction Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by legislators Laurie Santulli and Nancy Low-Hogan, is “a first step” toward addressing climate change at the local […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Fix the MTA”

County Executive’s Corner: “Fix the MTA”

By County Executive Ed Day Recently the Governor, as part of the budget process unfolding in Albany right now, unveiled his “10-Point Plan to Transform and Fund the MTA.” While I agree that the MTA is in severe need of transformation, the plan as it stands is severely lacking and would only compound the problems […]

Senator Carlucci’s Column: Funding Needed For Crisis Intervention Training

Senator Carlucci’s Column: Funding Needed For Crisis Intervention Training

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Last week, I joined the Clarkstown police, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office, Supervisor George Hoehmann, and mental health advocates at the Clarkstown Police Department to talk about the importance of funding in the New York State Budget for Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). CIT is critical training for officers that teaches them […]

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