Tobacco Industry Squashes Village’s Ordinance

Haverstraw to bow out of first amendment battle before it even begins BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this spring. The board indicated at a […]

“Final Touch” Put on Field that Evokes Memories of Fallen Heroes

“Final Touch” Put on Field that Evokes Memories of Fallen Heroes

BY SARA GILBERT Haverstraw builds concession stand at Corporal Manny Lopez Field About 30 volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to build a concession stand at the Corporal Manny Lopez Field. Building this concession stand is the “final touch” on the ball field which is just two years old, […]

Making POW’R Moves

POW’R Against Tobacco gains national victory right here in Rockland County After working with the American Lung Association and POW’R Against Tobacco for the past year, the Village of Haverstraw passed first in the nation regulations to restrict tobacco product displays in retail environments open to children. Haverstraw Mayor Michael Kohut said, “The law was […]

Timeline — 4/5

State Health Commissioners ban sale of synthetic marijuana products New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah recently issued an order banning the sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State. These substances contain the plan material coated with chemicals that mimic THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. They are being sold in […]

Desal on the Docket

Desal on the Docket

BY SHERLY JOURDAIN On Tuesday, the Rockland Water Coalition gathered a large crowd together with regional environmental and local groups against United Water’s Haverstraw Water Supply Project. They met at a press conference prior to a 2 p.m. public hearing on the project held by the DEC. The project is commonly referred to as the […]

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