Supervisor Howard Phillips of the Town of Haverstraw along with Fran Nardi, deputy mayor of the Village of West Haverstraw and George Zayas, fire chief of West Haverstraw, have announced that a relief fund has been established for the families affected by the gas explosion that occurred at the Fair Grounds II housing development in […]

Timelines — 1/19

New law blocking business deals with Iranian energy industry Recently passed was the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 out of the New York State Senate. The bill (S.5917A) will bar entities that invest in Iran’s energy industry from receiving state contracts here in New York. The bill would also require local government contractors to certify […]



Large Bag of Heroin 1/11/12 On January 11, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a Clarkstown Police Officer on routine patrol observed a taxi traveling eastbound on West Clarkstown Rd. in an erratic manner. The vehicle was stopped and one of the police vehicles that were involved with the stop was one of the Clarkstown Police […]

Provident to Acquire Gotham Bank of New York

Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), announced on Wednesday that its Provident Bank subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Gotham Bank of New York (PINKSHEETS: GOBN) in a cash transaction valued at approximately $40.5 million. The closing consideration will be 125 percent of adjusted tangible net worth as calculated under the merger […]

Police release video of Nanuet Bank Robber

Police release video of Nanuet Bank Robber

Clarkstown police continue to look for clues as to who robbed Palisades Federal Credit Union off Route 59 last week, stealing $30,000. This is the second time since last spring the bank has been robbed. The man reportedly entered the bank around 9:30 a.m. using a silver handgun, and threatened the employees, telling them to […]

Stranger Danger in North Rockland

Parents concerned about reports of “red-haired man” luring kids. Police looking into it, but caution that such reports often prove to be innocuous or inaccurate BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On Tuesday Haverstraw Police received a report of a man inappropriately making verbal contact with a child after he got off a school bus on Rosman Road. […]