Bail on the Outs: Orangetown Supervisor Condemns State Criminal Justice Reform

Bail on the Outs: Orangetown Supervisor Condemns State Criminal Justice Reform

By Joe Kuhn Local Government and law enforcement officials are apprehensive about new criminal justice reforms passed at the state level. Taking effect in January of 2020, these new laws will eliminate bail and pretrial incarceration for all misdemeanors and a litany of non-violent felonies, including burglary in the second degree, many drug related charges, […]

Indian Heritage Celebration this Saturday

Indian Heritage Celebration this Saturday

Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul extends an invitation to attend a special Indian Heritage Celebration Saturday that will feature several local dance schools and a highlight performance by 50 women in traditional costume. “This is an opportunity to experience the culture of India and enjoy beautiful dance performances,” said Legislator Paul, who is also chair […]

Rockland Community College Presents “August: Osage County” – November 21-23

Rockland Community College Presents “August: Osage County” – November 21-23

Rockland Community College‘s Visual and Performing Arts department, and Campus Players club present “August: Osage County” for a three-day engagement November 21-23 at the College’s Cultural Arts Theater. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. The play is a Tony Award winning, black comedic-drama, set in Oklahoma during a particularly hot […]

Two Suffern townhouse units swallowed by flames Sunday night

Two Suffern townhouse units swallowed by flames Sunday night

PHOTOS BY SCOTT WATERS SUFFERN – Two townhouses at the Ramapo Cirque complex on Chippewa Court in Suffern were enveloped in flames Sunday evening, November 9. Suffern Fire Department responded to the scene of the inferno, which sparked around 6:30 p.m. Additional mutual aid was provided by Hillburn, Mahwah, Sloatsburg, Monsey and Tallman fire departments. […]

Hillcrest house destroyed by fire

Hillcrest house destroyed by fire

HILLCREST – Around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12 firefighters were dispatched to 2 Orchard Street in Hillcrest for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived on scene and found an active working fire that engulfed most of the residential home. Five fire departments arrived on scene to provide mutual aid. No residents or firefighters were injured. […]

Proposed Rockland County 2020 budget gets clean bill of health from state comptroller

Proposed Rockland County 2020 budget gets clean bill of health from state comptroller

NEW CITY – The State Comptroller’s Office has given its approval to Rockland County Executive Edwin Day’s 2020 proposed budget. The state comptroller’s office reviewed the proposed $729.9 million spending plan, which stays under the state property tax cap while investing in critical infrastructure improvements, funding new state mandates and providing for the future of […]