Carlucci’s Staff Shuffle

Carlucci switches staff, moves bodies downstate BY CARLOS GONZALEZ ALBANY CORRESPONDENT ALBANY- Three of the four original staffers hired by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland County) are no longer on Senate staff, records indicate. Communications director Erin Dennin, legislative director Scott Solomon, and executive aide Stephen Papas’ departure off payroll was due to a staffing overhaul […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Monument “Made in China”

Originally published in the Rockland County Times, August 2011 BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM The new Martin Luther King Jr. monument is the subject of controversy since the public has learned that Chinese citizen Lei Yixen, one of the most prized sculptors in all of China, was hired by the United States to create the piece. […]

DEC Proposes New Regulations on Power Sector

Power sector regulations to analyze possible environmental impacts and limit CO2 emissions Under draft regulations developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation new or expanding electric generating facilities in New York would be required to evaluate the potential disproportionate impacts on nearby “environmental justice” communities, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced Wednesday. The […]

Numerous Appointments made at 2012 Haverstraw Reorganization Meeting

Numerous Appointments made at 2012 Haverstraw Reorganization Meeting

Isidro Cancel reappointed deputy supervisor, embattled fire safety inspector Fred Viohl receives more duties BY KOREY WILSON Haverstraw lawmakers set the political tone for the town at last week’s reorganization meeting. During the January 5 meeting, Town Supervisor Howard T. Phillips set the guidelines for the new year and appointed officials to various posts. One […]

Governor Announces Budget, says He’ll Leverage $5 Billion for the TZ Bridge, and Create Thousands of Jobs Overall in Hudson Valley

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to the City of Yonkers in Westchester County on Wednesday to outline his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan. The governor claims his budget closes the current $2 billion budget deficit with no new taxes or new fees. He says it will provide “sweeping” mandate relief and pension reform that […]