Bail on the Outs: Orangetown Supervisor Condemns State Criminal Justice Reform

Bail on the Outs: Orangetown Supervisor Condemns State Criminal Justice Reform

By Joe Kuhn Local Government and law enforcement officials are apprehensive about new criminal justice reforms passed at the state level. Taking effect in January of 2020, these new laws will eliminate bail and pretrial incarceration for all misdemeanors and a litany of non-violent felonies, including burglary in the second degree, many drug related charges, […]

Proposed Rockland County 2020 budget gets clean bill of health from state comptroller

Proposed Rockland County 2020 budget gets clean bill of health from state comptroller

NEW CITY – The State Comptroller’s Office has given its approval to Rockland County Executive Edwin Day’s 2020 proposed budget. The state comptroller’s office reviewed the proposed $729.9 million spending plan, which stays under the state property tax cap while investing in critical infrastructure improvements, funding new state mandates and providing for the future of […]

CUPON NANUET RELEASES CANDIDATE GRADES

CUPON NANUET RELEASES CANDIDATE GRADES

CUPON NANUET RELEASES CANDIDATE GRADES Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhood-CUPON of Greater Nanuet Released released the results of their recent grading of the candidates in their area. George Hoehmann A+ Nicole Doliner B- Teresa Kenny A- Thom Kleiner B+ Scott Milich B Patrick Carroll A Don Franchino A- Sehenley Vital A- Christopher Carey A+ […]

Statement By Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell On The Passing of New York State Board of Regents’ Judith Johnson

Statement By Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell On The Passing of New York State Board of Regents’ Judith Johnson

“I am so deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Regent Judith Johnson. We have lost an educator who devoted her life to the truest of causes – the betterment of children – all children everywhere. She developed policies and programs to guide comprehensive school reform and improve student achievement. She was […]

Specht claims fiscal victory in Ramapo

Specht claims fiscal victory in Ramapo

BY MARC MOSS As Election Day 2019 approaches, Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht is claiming success in taming the town’s finances. Specht walked into a fiscal mess in 2017 in the wake of disgraced Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s tenure and promised change and a level of transparency that was badly lacking under the previous administration. Additionally, […]

Early Voting Comes to Rockland County

Early Voting Comes to Rockland County

Rockland County will have nine days of early voting, including two weekends and two late nights Election Commissioners Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky and Patricia Goblin this week announced the arrival of early voting and extended hours prior to the November 5, 2019 General Election. There will be nine days of early voting, from October 26, 2019 through […]