New York Establishes Domestic Violence Advocate-Victim Privilege

New York Establishes Domestic Violence Advocate-Victim Privilege

New York State has passed new legislation to protect the victims of domestic abuse. On Monday, Governor Cuomo signed bill (S.1789/A.2520), establishing a domestic violence advocate-victim privilege that prevents advocate’s from disclosing any communication between themselves and their clients. “Of the many societal ills laid bare during this pandemic, the scourge of domestic violence is […]

“Window” of Opportunity Opens for New Business Owner

“Window” of Opportunity Opens for New Business Owner

  New City residents—and anyone else who loves to visit Cropsey Farm on Little Tor Road—have also been enjoying country breakfasts offered at neighboring Red Hill Nursery for many years. When owner David Hansen’s longtime friend Andrew Michael approached him with an idea to repurpose the old café on the nursery’s six acres and create […]

Governor Signs Series of Voting Reforms

Governor Signs Series of Voting Reforms

  New York has joined the growing number of U.S. states that are reexamining how they conduct elections. On Monday July 19 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of voting reforms intended to help voters, candidates and boards of elections “more easily perform their functions” according to a statement from the Governor’s office . First […]

Glass Half Full Or Empty for Mets Stretch Run?

Glass Half Full Or Empty for Mets Stretch Run?

Let’s get this out of the way right now, the Mets had a terrible weekend. They lost 2/3 games to a dismal Pirates team and if not for a 9th inning comeback on Sunday, it could’ve been three straight. The Mets played poorly, their closer Edwin Diaz can’t get anybody out currently and the kicker? […]

Back In The Black: County Credit Rating Boosted by Moodys Investor Service

Back In The Black: County Credit Rating Boosted by Moodys Investor Service

After weathering over a year of restrictions and inactivity, Rockland’s economy is still going strong, and investors are starting to notice. Increased tax revenue and prudent government spending have convinced a major credit rating service that the county’s economy has not only survived the pandemic, but will thrive in its absence. “The financial discipline practiced […]