East Ramapo School District Violated Voting Rights Act of 1965: Federal Court Upholds Decision to End “21st Century Jim Crow”

East Ramapo School District Violated Voting Rights Act of 1965: Federal Court Upholds Decision to End “21st Century Jim Crow”

By: Jennifer Korn  After a three-year legal battle between the East Ramapo School District and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld its ruling that the district violated Section Two of the Voting Rights Act. The court agreed that there was sufficient evidence of both racially […]

Rockland Runs Out: County Exhausts Supply of COVID Vaccine as State Gov. Expands Eligibility

Rockland Runs Out: County Exhausts Supply of COVID Vaccine as State Gov. Expands Eligibility

By: Joe Kuhn The Rockland County Health Department has officially distributed its entire supply of Covid-19 vaccinations. On Sunday, Jan 11, County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced a temporary halt of COVID-19 vaccinations at the POD (Point of Dispensing) location in Pomona due to a lack of the vaccines. The Rockland County Department […]

Stabbing at West Nyack Fire Department

Stabbing at West Nyack Fire Department

UPDATE This article has been updated since it was initialy posted Saturday, Jan 9   A thirty-year-old man is facing charges of Attempted Murder, Assault, and Criminal possession of a weapon after a violent incident at the West Nyack Fire Department, which left two people wounded. On Saturday, Jan 9, at approximately 1 a.m., police […]

County Executive’s Corner “Rockland is Ready”

County Executive’s Corner “Rockland is Ready”

  By County Executive Ed Day   Rockland is ready. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities in Rockland and around New York have already begun vaccinating their staff and residents. And we in County Government stand ready to augment these efforts. We have already successfully advocated returning EMS personnel to Phase One of […]

Legislature Approves End of Year Levies and Budget Statements

Legislature Approves End of Year Levies and Budget Statements

  BY DYLAN SKRILOFF   The County Legislature unanimously passed the adoption of several tax levies at this week’s special Monday afternoon meeting.   Lawmakers confirmed that the sum of $130,770,100 in property tax is to be levied by Rockland County upon taxable property in the county in 2021. The breakdown of taxes by town […]