Ombudsman Alert Extra: Carlucci & Vanderhoef squabble over TZ toll quote

Ombudsman Alert Extra: Carlucci & Vanderhoef squabble over TZ toll quote

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman Incumbent State Senator David Carlucci (D) says opponent C. Scott Vanderhoef (R) will double TZ toll; Vanderhoef disputes statement. Said Senator Carlucci, “On Thursday’s (Sept.27) debate in Congers, it was shocking to hear Scott Vanderhoef support raising the cost of the toll over the Tappan Ze to $10. This is […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Under the Tax Cap Again”

County Executive’s Corner: “Under the Tax Cap Again”

By County Executive Ed Day We did it again! Earlier this week I unveiled the proposed 2019 Budget for Rockland County that comes in under the state-mandated property tax cap. We managed this, despite significant challenges. As we began the 2019 Budget process, we faced a budget gap of over $13 million which would have […]

On Point with Tina Traster: Urge Hi Tor To Move Forward With Cat Project

On Point with Tina Traster: Urge Hi Tor To Move Forward With Cat Project

BY TINA TRASTER Time and again, cat-loving folks in Rockland County and beyond have reached into their pockets and given generously to Hi Tor Animal Shelter to specifically improve the lives of the cats. Anyone who’s adopted a Hi Tor cat, myself included, can tell you how dedicated Hi Tor’s employees and volunteers are, caring […]

Hometown Happenings: A Responsible, Realistic Budget for Clarkstown

Hometown Happenings: A Responsible, Realistic Budget for Clarkstown

BY GEORGE HOEHMANN The process of constructing an annual budget for Town government is a tough, time consuming one.  It is not a task that I take lightly. In fact, there were well over 70 meetings held with all of our department heads to create a responsible and realistic tentative budget for 2019.  Together, we […]

Carlucci’s Column: Unwanted Robocalls Surging

Carlucci’s Column: Unwanted Robocalls Surging

BY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Americans are receiving 4 billion automated calls per month, according to the Federal Communications Commission. That’s about 1,543 calls per second. Worse, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) ranks New York 5thin the nation for total robocalls. Last year New Yorkers were hit with 1.92 billion robocalls. Now the State Comptroller’s Office […]

China Tries To Hide Illegal Trade Practices in the Face of Tariffs

China Tries To Hide Illegal Trade Practices in the Face of Tariffs

By Jeff Ferry As President Trump imposes new tariffs on Chinese exports, Beijing is countering with a public relations offensive. In a recent “white paper,” China’s State Council argued that any trade dispute is entirely the fault of the US. Beijing claims that it absolutely plays by the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), […]