Knickerbocker Ice Festival to Take Hiatus in 2013

Festival organizers hope for 2014 return of winter wonderland spectacle at Rockland Lake Pomona, NY –  Knickerbocker Ice Festival Inc., the organization that runs the annual Knickerbocker Ice Festival at Rockland Lake State Park, announced last week that event will go on hiatus in 2013. Challenging economic conditions have forced the cancellation of the Knickerbocker […]

Closing Dates Announced for DRCs in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef today announced that the two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), opened in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, will be closing in early December. The DRC in the Village of Piermont, located at Village Hall, will be closed after December 1. The other DRC at Provident Bank Park in Pomona will […]

SANDY’S AFTERMATH: Spring Valley Gas Station Slapped With Gouging Charge

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced commenced enforcement proceedings against 12 gas station operators for violations of the New York State Price Gouging statute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Notification letters were sent to 13 gas stations earlier this month bringing the total number of targeted retailers so far to 25. One of the […]

Carlucci Contemplates Power Move

Despite election results seemingly tilting NY Senate to liberal control, Carlucci’s coalition of “Democrats” may defect to align with GOP leadership BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Will he or won’t he? All eyes are on State Senator David Carlucci and his political boss Jeff Klein of the Independent Democrat Conference. Even though the Democrats have won the […]

St. Augustine’s and St. Peter’s Catholic Schools Likely to Close

The Archdiocese of New York’s “Pathway to Excellence” reconfiguration plan is likely to claim two long-running Catholic schools in Rockland County: St. Augustine’s in New City and St. Peter’s in Haverstraw. St Peter’s recently celebrated their 150th anniversary. Read the Archdiocese’ press release below:   LOCAL BOARDS AND RECONFIGURATION COMMITTEES MAKE PRELIMINARY DETERMINATIONS OF FINAL“AT-RISK” […]

RBA and Pattern for Progress’ White Paper on Budget Deficit a Must-Read for County Politicos and Concerned Taxpayers

EDITORIAL REPORT BY DYLAN SKRILOFF The Rockland Business Association and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress have released a stellar white paper on Rockland County’s approximately $100 million budget deficit. The business membership group – Rockland’s largest – and the noted think tank’s work offers a comprehensive, but not excessively wonkish, overview of how Rockland got […]