Tree Falls During Storm, Near Miss for Nanuet Woman

BY SARA GILBERT On Wednesday, August 1, Anita Rossi was on the phone with her pastor’s wife around 2 p.m. when a severe thunderstorm hit, sending a large tree crashing down onto her second floor apartment in the Normandy Village complex in Nanuet. She wasn’t badly injured, but was definitely hit by the tree and […]

Carlucci Questions Valentine Signatures, Slows Down the Process

Tight lips at the Board of Elections as they work to verify signatures hurriedly  BY SARA GILBERT New York State Senator David Carlucci challenged over 1,100 petition signatures gathered by Democratic candidate Grant Valentine and his supporters. Valentine, of Chestnut Ridge, plans to challenge Carlucci, of New City, for the 38th Senate District, which includes […]

RODDEY VS. SCHMITT HEATS UP

Schmitt takes Roddey to court over petitions, Roddey accuses Schmitt of BS-ing public Assembly candidate Colin Schmitt has filed an “invalidating petition” in State Supreme Court against opponent Kyle Roddey. Both men are running in the Republican Primary for the 99th Assembly District. Schmitt said he believes Roddey’s petitions contain inconsistencies. “We must protect the integrity of the […]

$15 Million More in the Hole

Rockland County budget news gets even worse  BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature met Tuesday, July 24 to receive news that despite tax hikes and 100 layoffs, the county is an additional $15 million in debt so far during this budget year, bringing the grand debt total to an estimated $95 million. Acting County Finance Director […]

Tobacco Industry Squashes Village’s Ordinance

Haverstraw to bow out of first amendment battle before it even begins BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this spring. The board indicated at a […]