ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO NYS COVID-19 NURSING HOME DEATHS

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO NYS COVID-19 NURSING HOME DEATHS

Washingtonville, NY — (05/06/2020) Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has sent a letter to the US Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Inspector General for Investigations requesting an independent federal investigation into COVID-19 related deaths and New York State nursing homes. This follows news of dramatically unreported COVID-19 fatality numbers from state nursing […]

Suffern Passes Resolution Opposing Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant 

Suffern Passes Resolution Opposing Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant 

On Monday night the Suffern Board of Trustees passed a resolution in opposition of the expansion of the Danskammer fracked-gas power plant in Newburgh. By taking this action, Suffern became the 17th municipality to oppose the project, and the first municipality in Rockland County. In response to the vote, Food & Water Action organizer Emily Skydel released the […]

Sen. Carlucci Introduces Legislation to Allow Retailers to Perform Temperature Screenings of Customers & Employees

Sen. Carlucci Introduces Legislation to Allow Retailers to Perform Temperature Screenings of Customers & Employees

Senator David Carlucci (D- Rockland/Westchester) introduced legislation (S.8253) to allow businesses to take the temperatures of employees, customers, and vendors before coming into a business.The bill permits non-invasive temperature taking at business entryways and allows businesses to take corrective action to remove individuals with a temperature above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The bill also ensures that […]

Carlucci Introduces Legislation to Delay Property Tax Deadline to December 31

Carlucci Introduces Legislation to Delay Property Tax Deadline to December 31

Senator David Carlucci (D- Rockland/Westchester) introduced legislation to help financially strapped New Yorkers and small businesses with their property tax bills. The legislation (S.8194) will delay quarterly installment payments of county, town, village, and school property taxes in New York State through December 31, 2020. Residents and small businesses would not incur any late fees. […]

Group of Rockland officials express gratitude to governor

Group of Rockland officials express gratitude to governor

Rockland County Legislature’s majority Democratic caucus has expressed gratitude to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his leadership efforts during the pandemic – and they’ve been joined in a letter of support by elected officials representing numerous towns and villages. In Rockland, 481 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic and more than 11,000 have tested positive. […]