Judge rules citizen petition invalid – Stony Point residents won’t vote on sale of 273+ acres at Patriot Hills/Letchworth

Judge rules citizen petition invalid – Stony Point residents won’t vote on sale of 273+ acres at Patriot Hills/Letchworth

To the Editor, Judge rules citizen petition invalid – Stony Point residents won’t vote on sale of 273+ acres at Patriot Hills/Letchworth Supervisor Jim Monaghan announced on WRCR AM1700 this past Thursday morning, that NYS Supreme Court Justice Robert Berliner ruled on Tuesday, August 25 that our citizen’s permissive referendum petition, which contained 543 signatures […]

Stop Playing Politics with Public Safet

Stop Playing Politics with Public Safet

BY DIANE DIMOND Readers of this column know I’m not much for federal intervention in state affairs. Logic tells us the doctrine of states’ rights is the way to go, as local elected officials are the ones most in touch with what their citizens need. But what happens when the states make a muck of […]

Legislature votes against Day’s sales tax plan shot down

Legislature votes against Day’s sales tax plan shot down

NEW CITY – Legislators rejected a proposal by Rockland County Executive Ed Day to increase local sales taxes at Monday’s meeting. Lawmakers said such a hike was premature and that many other options needed to be reviewed before increasing what some described as the most regressive of taxes. County Executive Day said, “I am extremely […]

Patriot Hills Sale

Patriot Hills Sale

To the Editor, I believe it is wrong to dismiss the petition that was presented regarding the sale of the Patriot Hills Property based on a “technical error.” I would like to say I am not against the sale of the golf course and the additional parcel of Letchworth Land. I feel the Town Board […]

New Medicare Plan Helps Make Insulin Affordable at Last

New Medicare Plan Helps Make Insulin Affordable at Last

By Kevin Kimble The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just took a major step towards improving affordability for seniors with diabetes. Thanks to a newly announced plan, more than 1,750 health plans will soon cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at just $35 a month. This action deserves praise — by lowering out-of-pocket costs, the […]

Yeshiva Schools Can be Great

By Leib Halberstam My father, Rabbi Yechiel Halberstam, survived the Holocaust as a young boy. He spent his first five years of life all around Eastern Europe to avoid persecution from the Nazis, and eventually found refuge in Israel. At the age of twelve, he and his family immigrated to the United States in pursuit […]