Open Season: Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing Citizens and Local Governments to Sue Gun Manufacturers, Declares Gun Violence Disaster Emergency

Open Season: Cuomo Signs  Legislation Allowing Citizens and Local Governments to Sue Gun Manufacturers, Declares Gun Violence Disaster Emergency

  Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed unprecedented legislation that will allow both citizens and local governments to take legal action against gun manufacturers when their products are misused. The governor approved bills (S.7196/A.6762-B and S.5000-B/A.6198-B) on Tuesday, which enable the state to hold gun manufacturers liable for irresponsible gun use, and close a loophole that […]

Executive Day Ends State of Emergency

Executive Day Ends State of Emergency

After a year and a half of precaution, Rockland is ready to mark an official end to the worst of the pandemic. On Friday, County Executive Ed Day announced that he will not renew the local State of Emergency, which was declared on March 16, 2020, in Rockland County due to COVID-19. The State of […]

Off the Hook: Town Permits Second Floor Addition to Old Stone Road Home

Off the Hook: Town Permits Second Floor Addition to Old Stone Road Home

In written statements to the Rockland County Times, the Town Building Inspector and Town Supervisor’s Office provided new updates regarding unapproved land developments at West Hook Mountain. Both offices confirmed that the previously unauthorized second floor addition to 20 Old Stone Road has now been issued a building permit.  “The Building Permit was issued,” said […]

Senator Reichilin-Melnick Helps Pass New Protections for Sexual Assault Victims

Senator Reichilin-Melnick Helps Pass New Protections for Sexual Assault Victims

Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and the Senate Majority passed the Adult Survivors Act (S.66) to support survivors who have experienced sexual abuse, and hold those who committed these crimes accountable. The Adult Survivors Act will create a one-year look back window for survivors of sex crimes who were 18 years of age or older at the […]

No Word Yet on Cause of Evergreen Adult Home Inferno

No Word Yet on Cause of Evergreen Adult Home Inferno

Firefighter Jared Lloyd of Spring Valley’s Columbian Fire Company has not been forgotten, as anxious residents who live on Lafayette Street and across Rockland County await the verdict on the inferno that consumed the Evergreen Nursing Home for Adults on Tuesday morning, March 23. There has been an ongoing criminal investigation since the three-story, block […]