ERCSD Threatens to Fire Teachers if Legal Fees Not Cut to $1: NAACP Leaders Respond

ERCSD Threatens to Fire Teachers if Legal Fees Not Cut to $1: NAACP Leaders Respond

By: Jennifer Korn After winning a three-year legal battle centered on the East Ramapo school district’s favoritism of private schools, the  NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is facing another predicament. The district board disagrees that they owe NAACP $4.3 million in legal fees and has threatened to dismiss teachers and other […]

Piermont to Create Time Capsule for 2020

Piermont to Create Time Capsule for 2020

    The Piermont Historical Society has posed a simple question to their community: what was it like to live in the village during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020? In order to record the experiences of the villagers and capture the spirit of these extraordinary events, the society is asking that residents fill out a […]

Northeast Ramapo Eyed for High Density Development: Specht’s promise of “responsible growth” out the window

Northeast Ramapo Eyed for High Density Development: Specht’s promise of “responsible growth” out the window

By Kathy Kahn It’s a case of the cart being put before the horse, said members of Rockland’s  Citizens United to Protect our Neighborhood (CUPON) during a Zoom meeting Monday evening, Jan 18. CUPON was joined by Rockland Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer (ROSA) and concerned residents in decrying the Town’s plans to […]

In Celebration Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Statement From Rockland County Legislator Tony L. Earl

In Celebration Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: A Statement From Rockland County Legislator Tony L. Earl

  As we pause today to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we can’t help but reflect on the past year. Since we last gathered, we’ve had some struggles, and they have been both gut and heart wrenching. The killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor shook so many of us to our core, […]

Republican Rep. Colin Schmitt Responds to Critics

Republican Rep. Colin Schmitt Responds to Critics

  By Kathy Kahn   Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R, C, I, LBT, SAM-New Windsor), who represents Stony Point as part of the 99th District in Albany, was sworn into office for a second term on January 6, 2021. That same day, Schmitt, his wife and office staffers were targeted by the Orange County Democratic Committee […]

East Ramapo School District Violated Voting Rights Act of 1965: Federal Court Upholds Decision to End “21st Century Jim Crow”

East Ramapo School District Violated Voting Rights Act of 1965: Federal Court Upholds Decision to End “21st Century Jim Crow”

By: Jennifer Korn  After a three-year legal battle between the East Ramapo School District and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the U.S. Court of Appeals upheld its ruling that the district violated Section Two of the Voting Rights Act. The court agreed that there was sufficient evidence of both racially […]