Budget & Finance Committee Requests Chargeback Relief from Albany

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – In a unanimous decision, the county legislature’s budget & finance committee approved a memorializing resolution calling on the state legislature and governor to resolve problems with the state’s chargeback system for community colleges at its March 12 meeting. The resolution came in response to Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) […]



BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services The optimism and exuberance experienced during the first quarter of the year seems but a distant memory these days. While the S&P 500 gained nearly 12 percent in the first quarter, it has lost nearly 7 percent from April 2 through June 25. Moreover, market volatility […]

Town of Haverstraw Board Meeting Celebrates Basketball Champs, Passes Budget Items

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw met for a regular board meeting on Monday, June 11 to award local basketball champions, address purchasing, discuss taxes and make announcements. After the pledge of allegiance, Chairman Howard Phillips called up the sixth grade Saint Gregory CYO Basketball team and congratulated them and their coach Joe Corretjer […]

Lowdown on May 23 Town of Ramapo Board Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Ramapo board met to discuss hiring employees, approving finances and purchases, and amending resolutions on Wednesday, May 23, as well as get a demonstration from the Suffern Syborgs Booster Club. The Syborgs club won the local competition easily and placed 24th in the world championship, according to their coach, […]

Local Finance Experts Weigh in on JPMorgan Chase Loss

BY SARA GILBERT Ever since JPMorgan Chase’s announcement on Thursday, May 10 that it lost several billions of dollars on derivatives, there has been concern about what that might mean for the rest of us: for stockholders, for taxpayers, for the economy and for the government. Local asset managers have found themselves faced with questions […]