Sain Song and Dance- A Recap of Sale Disputes on selling the building to help balance the county budget

Sain Song and Dance- A Recap of Sale Disputes on selling the building to help balance the county budget

By: Jennifer Korn As the County Legislature prepares to vote on next year’s operating budget one item has remained conspicuously absent from the discussion. Despite severe budget shortfalls and continued pressure from the community, Rockland’s government has still not made any decisions as to the fate of a county-owned property that’s valued at millions of dollars and has been left vacant for three years. Since December of 2017, county legislators have disputed the sale of the Sain Building, which is located in New City and sits adjacent to the county courthouse and the offices of the county legislature. The building was constructed  in 1962, bought by the county in 1974, and sits on 3.5 acres of land at 18 New Hempstead Road.Planned to be used as office space for the county, the last of its […]

MTA Considers Cutting West of Hudson Service, ZOOM Public Hearings on Increases Set to Begin December 1

MTA Considers Cutting West of Hudson Service, ZOOM Public Hearings on Increases Set to Begin December 1

By Kathy Kahn   With ridership down nearly 75 percent since Covid-19 decimated public transportation in New York City and the counties surrounding it, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for a Federal bailout to balance its 2021 budget. Currently under consideration is the elimination of the West-of-Hudson River service. The move to cut W-O-H […]

Indian Point Closure Moves Forward

Indian Point Closure Moves Forward

  By Kathy Kahn   After nearly five decades of supplying power to electricity-hungry New York City, Indian Point is scheduled to close down in April 2021. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given conditional approval to the sale of Indian Point to Holtec International, based in Jupiter, Florida. One of its affiliates, Holtec Decommissioning International […]

The Road to the Recount

The Road to the Recount

  Opinion By: Kathy Kahn   While most media outlets have declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the November 2 Presidential Election, current POTUS Donald Trump is primed to challenge the mail-in balloting fiasco that is still unfolding across the USA. Trump and a cadre of attorneys are primed to take the […]

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