A failed effort to to track shell casings in the interest of solving crimes appears to be heading to legislative repeal. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association said they applaud Governor Cuomo’s proposal to scrap the Combined Ballistic Identification System (CoBIS). After collecting over 356,000 spent shell casings since March 2001 at an […]

Recap of January 24 Clarkstown Board Meeting

Recap of January 24 Clarkstown Board Meeting

BY MARIA MIRAKAJ BROWNSELL January 24 marked the second town board meeting of the new year for the Town of Clarkstown. The Valley Cottage Junior Midgets were in attendance during the meeting. The girls won first place at the National Championship and were awarded certificates for their dedication and hard work. The girls also performed […]

Legislators Initiate Committee Review of Animal Control in Rockland County

In the wake of growing controversy over the unsustainable financial situation at Hi-Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona, Rockland Legislators Ed Day and Alden H. Wolfe have initiated a discussion item requesting a committee review of the matter of animal control and care in Rockland County. “Government has a responsibility to ensure that there is an […]


Represents the most progress made since plans for the new bridge began over 10 years ago  New York State Press Release New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald and New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) Executive Director Thomas Madison today announced that NYSDOT and NYSTA have completed and released the Draft Environmental […]

NY’S Attorney General to Help Feds Investigate Big Banks

Is it too little too late? During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama announced the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct and illegalities that contributed to both the financial collapse and the mortgage crisis. The office, part of a new Unit on Mortgage Origination and Securitization Abuses, will be […]

Could Puerto Rico Be the 51st State?

This year, the people of Puerto Rico will be able to voice their own opinions on Puerto Rico being a U.S territory. This vote is the first of a two part vote that Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno, signed into law, right before the start of the New Year. On November 6, 2012, U.S citizens […]