Competition for Calhoun

Longtime Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R) will face competition from at least two Republicans in this year’s primary. Brian Maher has tossed his hat in the ring along with self-described “next generation reformer” Colin Schmitt has been campaigning for almost a year. At age 21, Schmitt is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, person […]

O’town Seeks Free Land at Old State Hospital

Town Officials Negotiating with State over Former RCPC BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Orangetown is moving aggressively ahead with the planned purchase of another 100 acres of land at the mostly shuttered Rockland Psychiatric Center campus in Orangeburg, even before it has decided what to do with 348 acres of similar land […]

Supervisor Geoff Finn Presides over his First Board Meeting

Supervisor Geoff Finn Presides over his First Board Meeting

Finn tells RCT that the board will listen to public’s concerns before deciding to allow a Quick Chek gas station to move into town BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM The Stony Point board meeting on Tuesday was the first meeting for the Supervisor Geoffrey Finn, as well as a newly board-appointed member who has replaced the […]

STATE ANNOUNCES $30 MILLION FOR RENEWABLES

NYSERDA Press Release The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the state Public Service Commission (PSC) have awarded $30 million to help fund large-scale solar power projects that will assist facilities in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley generate electricity for their own use. The $30 million represents the […]

Legislature Welcomes Four New Members

BY EVAN WECHMAN The 2012 Rockland County Legislature convened Wednesday, January 4 for the annual Organizational Meeting with four new members to be sworn in. All legislators were given time to speak to the public and most reiterated a common theme, calling for collaboration and bipartisanship in 2012, rather than divisiveness. Legislators also have vowed […]

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Sparaco’s Lawyer gets No Show Job in Clarkstown

Breaking news story reported first in the Rockland County Times on January 5, 2012 BY DYLAN SKRILOFF The same position that only two years ago County Legislator and Minority Leader Frank Sparaco referred to in a series of Rockland County Times articles as being a no-show job paid off as political patronage to former Chair […]