2016 State Senate candidate sounds off on Orangetown’s future

2016 State Senate candidate sounds off on Orangetown’s future

OP-ED BY TOM DEPRISCO Much has been written recently regarding fears that Orangetown residents have involving the potential for overdevelopment which has been occurring for years in Ramapo. Residents are concerned with the ever-increasing growth in the ultra orthodox jewish communities within Ramapo and how this population explosion could affect Orangetown. These concerns have led […]

TALKING HEADS FROM THE FED VISIT ROCKLAND

TALKING HEADS FROM THE FED VISIT ROCKLAND

Experts say housing market, jobs slowly have returned to pre-Great Recession numbers BY KATHY KAHN Two members of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York visited Rockland last week and told an audience that a slow but steady turnaround has occurred in the US economy since the 2008 economic crisis and subsequent recession. Hosted by […]

Unsung Heroes Christina Honan and Denise Green: Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) Volunteers

Unsung Heroes Christina Honan and Denise Green: Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) Volunteers

BY BARRY WARNER The Jesse J. Kaplan School in West Nyack offers a stimulating environment for students ages 5-21 with autism, cognitive disabilities, medical fragility and/or multiple disabilities. Students reach their potential in a school that blends high educational standards, nursing services and therapies. Principal Gianluca Di Muccio stated, “Our Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan […]

Readers Sound off on the Death Penalty

Readers Sound off on the Death Penalty

BY DIANE DIMOND Whenever I write about serial killers, guns and the death penalty, my inbox blows up. Last week’s column about convicted murderer Dylann Roof and America’s policy of capital punishment — public support for it, the costs associated with it and its usefulness in deterring other criminals — definitely stirred passions. Some readers […]

Ramapo and Montebello warned of possible Moody’s downgrade

Ramapo and Montebello warned of possible Moody’s downgrade

Moody’s Investor Service, a credit rating agency, put the Town of Ramapo and Village of Montebello on notice requesting their more current financial details from the towns. A Jan. 3 notice put these towns and six other municipalities in New York on notice. According to the notice if the information isn’t submitted within 30 days, […]

Indian Point Closure Strikes Another Blow to New York

Indian Point Closure Strikes Another Blow to New York

To the Editor, For years the Cuomo administration; state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; and their hysterical and retrograde antinuclear allies, including Riverkeeper, have waged a shameless campaign of fear, loathing, and—in the fashion of the day—fake news against Indian Point. “Not safe!” they cried, in determined contradiction of the repeatedly rendered expert opinion of the […]