County Legislature Approves 2021 Budget

County Legislature Approves 2021 Budget

Jennifer Korn The Rockland County Legislature unanimously passed a series of amendments to County Executive Ed Day’s 2021 budget proposal during their last meeting on Tuesday evening. Before stating the legislature’s recommendations, Legislator Michael Grant highlighted aspects of Day’s proposed budget that the legislature was in favor of. “The good news is the proposed budget […]

Toll Booths Disappear as Fees Rise: Rockland, Westchester Commuters Not Affected By Bridge Toll Hike

Toll Booths Disappear as Fees Rise: Rockland, Westchester Commuters Not Affected By Bridge Toll Hike

Toll Booths Disappear as Fees Rise Rockland, Westchester Commuters Not Affected By Bridge Toll Hike By Kathy Kahn As if New Yorkers aren’t smarting enough from the price hikes that are going on all around them, the Thruway Authority announced tolls on the Cuomo crossing between Rockland and Westchester are going up January 1. Originally […]

Gov. Cuomo Announces Winter Plan to Combat COVID-19

Gov. Cuomo Announces Winter Plan to Combat COVID-19

Jennifer Korn On Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced New York State’s plan for combatting COVID-19 this winter. To develop the plan, Cuomo and the state’s COVID-19 task force worked with global public health experts, local governments and other collaborators over the past week. The plan includes five strategies that are focused on limiting the spread of […]

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 […]