Zugibe Arrests Most Hated Man in Sloatsburg

Zugibe Arrests Most Hated Man in Sloatsburg

The same man who was driven out of the Village of Sloatsburg by a mob of angry residents figuratively carrying pitchforks, has now been arrested by the Rockland DA on various corruption charges relating to his tenure as Sloatsburg building inspector. John Layne, also the former mayor of Airmont and current Ramapo deputy highway department […]

Justice Served for January Gas Blast in West Haverstraw

Justice Served for January Gas Blast in West Haverstraw

On Friday, May 18, Fidel Padilla of Cortlandt pled guilty to putting lives at risk when his company did excavation work and caused a massive explosion that destroyed a West Haverstraw townhouse in January. In addition to the demolition of the house, two West Haverstraw volunteer firefighters and two workers from Orange and Rockland Utilities […]

True Food Words: At Community Markets’ Farmers Markets, ‘Local’ Means “To Market and Back in a Day”

As more people want to know our food sources, mass marketers are learning to imitate the calls of courtship with words like “all-natural,” “sustainable,” and “artisanal.” How are shoppers to know what’s authentic? On Saturday, May 26, Community Markets will open their 21st season of managing farmers markets with the guarantee of one essential word: […]

Back by Popular Demand! County Clerk to Present “Small Business Workshop” on May 22

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato announced that his office will host another small business workshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Allison Parris Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Rockland Economic Development Corporation and Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef. Topics covered […]

St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps Baseball All-Conference Awards

After putting together a record breaking 2012 season, the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans swept through the ECC Baseball All-Conference major awards as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Senior shortstop, Frank Salerno (New City, N.Y.) is the Player of the Year, senior pitcher Matt Marotta (Suffern, N.Y.) takes home the Pitcher of the Year, freshman […]


REPORT FROM MOODY’S, UNEDITED Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded to Baa3 from A3 the rating on Rockland County’s (NY) $240 million in rated general obligation debt and placed the rating on review for downgrade. Concurrently, Moody’s has also downgraded to MIG3 from MIG 2 the $10.5 million Bond Anticipation Note Series 2011C. The bonds are […]