New York to Put New Domestic Violence Laws in Place

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Monday announced an agreement on legislation to strengthen New York’s domestic violence laws. The agreement includes a series of measures to protect victims of domestic violence and crack down on repeat offenders. Provisions in the bill include increasing the penalty […]

Top Billboard Artists Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw Perform at Inaugural Concert at Provident Bank Park

Top Billboard Artists Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw Perform at Inaugural Concert at Provident Bank Park

STORY BY ERIN MAHER PHOTOS BY LAUREN KRAKAUR Music fans flooded into the still brand new ballpark in Pomona for the stadium’s inaugural major music concert on Thursday, June 7. Opened in June 2011, the stadium has hosted professional, college, high school baseball games, charity events, coaching clinics, and other special events. The ballpark’s state-of-the-art […]

New Childcare Center is Coming to Haverstraw

Are you in need of quality childcare for the coming school year? Do you live or work in North Rockland? If so, a childcare center opening in September at Rockland BOCES’ new Hilltop School site in Haverstraw (now Gerald F. Neary Elementary), 20 George St. might be of interest. The childcare center will accommodate children […]

Rx Drug Abuse Bill Passes Legislature

First-In-The-Nation Law Will Require Doctors To Check Patient Prescription History And Pharmacists To Update Database In Real Time The New York State Legislature has unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP. Introduced in June of 2011 by Attorney General Schneiderman, I-STOP is an online database that enables doctors and pharmacists to […]

While Suffern Turns Over Layne Files to Zugibe, Wesley Hills Stands by Their Man

While Suffern Turns Over Layne Files to Zugibe, Wesley Hills Stands by Their Man

Village won’t suspend inspector John Layne BY DYLAN SKRILOFF According to Mayor David Goldsmith of Wesley Hills, the principle “innocent until proven guilty” outweighs concerns over the ethical practices of Building Inspector John Layne brought to the fore by Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. Layne retains his position as building inspector in the village […]