Silverman Responds to Tiburcio’s Smears

Dear Editor, This is in response to Irene Tiburcio’s letter to the editor, May 24 – Opposes Republican Academy Rebels. Ms. Tiburcio, you of all people, a founding member and leader (who resigned over 18 months ago) of Rally For America (RFA) know first hand how ‘open’ the bosses are to any change. Back then […]

Watching the Justice System Up-close

BY DIANE DIMOND When they first sit down together, they look uncomfortable. No one knows each other, and it could be a group of people who’ve gathered for a mandatory driver’s ed class or in response to some training ad about how to get a better job. They sit stiffly with their eyes straight ahead, […]

Supervisor Andy Stewart Says Shifting Costs to Towns Does Not Benefit the Taxpayer

Open letter from Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart to county lawmakers Dear Mr. Vanderhoef and Rockland County Legislators, I write to register my objection to the cost-shifting of county-controlled programs to the Towns, and specifically to Orangetown. There is no policy logic to these cost shifts; they are proposed merely because state law permits it. In […]

Clarkstown Taxpayer Group Member Says PBA Contract Process was “Corrupt”

Once again political corruption has reared its ugly head in the kingdom of Clarkstown. Our king and his clones, Supervisor Gromack and the board, continue to undermine and violate the open meetings law, adding numerous resolutions to the agenda at the last minute intending to purposely hide their unethical behavior from public scrutiny. One of […]