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 […]

Proposed Solutions to Community College Chargebacks

Rockland County Legislator Ed Day announced Wednesday morning, a five-point plan for addressing the issue of community college chargebacks in Rockland County. Fellow county legislator Cris Carey, Stony Point Town Councilwoman Luanna Konopko, and Orangetown Councilman Paul Valentine, joined Day for the announcement. Earlier this year, the county government, voted to pass $1.8 million in […]

CLARKSTOWN TAXPAYERS GROUP FUNDRAISER AT ELMWOOD THEATRE

The Clarkstown Taxpayers Group is holding a fundraiser 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Elmwood Theatre in Nyack. The Clarkstown Taxpayers are sponsoring the Broadway play “Spring Awakening” to raise some money , to continue their work to lower taxes and get rid of political patronage waste in Clarkstown. Tickets are $30/person and include free wine […]

SPRING VALLEY SWINDLER APPREHENDED

DA’S PRESS RELEASE Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe announced this week that 64-year-old Linwood Carter, of 157 North Road, White Plains, New York has been arrested and arraigned on one count of grand larceny in the third degree, a class “D” felony. Carter, an insurance agent who owns and operates the Carter Insurance Agency, […]