Lawler Calls for Stricter Sentencing and Weaker Parole Board

Lawler Calls for Stricter Sentencing and Weaker Parole Board

  Assemblyman Mike Lawler is unhappy with New York State’s Parole Board. During his time in office Lawler has criticized the state’s perceived leniency, as the board granted early releases to some of Rockland’s most notorious criminals including Robert McCain and Richard LaBarbera, the men responsible for the murder of Paula Bohovesky, and David Gilbert, […]

UPDATE: Spring Valley Employees Indicted on Felony Charges in Connection to Evergreen Fire

UPDATE: Spring Valley Employees Indicted on Felony Charges in Connection to Evergreen Fire

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh has announced the indictments of two Village of Spring Valley building department employees as a result of the ongoing investigation into the fatal fire that occurred in March at the Evergreen Adult Home in Spring Valley. Raymond Canario, 45, was indicted on 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument […]

TRAVEL ADVISORY State Route 9W Expected to Close in Orangetown

TRAVEL ADVISORY  State Route 9W Expected to Close in Orangetown

  The New York State Department of Transportation is advising Rockland County motorists to expect State Route 9W northbound and southbound to close between Shadyside Avenue and Hickey Street in the Town of Orangetown today between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to facilitate roadway repairs. Motorists should anticipate delays and follow the posted detour utilizing […]

Piermont FD Works to Honor Thomas Pomplin

Piermont FD Works to Honor Thomas Pomplin

Thomas “Pomp” Pomplin, a member of the Empire Hose Company #1 (Piermont Fire Dept.) succumbed to the effects of overheating and exhaustion while combating a  fire in 1854 at the age of 28. Although Pomplin served proudly, and was the first Rockland firefighter to perish in action, because he was black Pomplin was never listed […]

NY State Raises Fines For Building Code Violations, Problems Persist

NY State Raises Fines For Building Code Violations, Problems Persist

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul sighed new legislation that will add addtional penalties for irresponsible property owners who disregard local zoning laws. Originally sponsored by Rockland’s State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski and State Senator Rachel May of Syracuse, this new law will introduce harsher fines for landowners who’s holdings do not meet local building codes and […]