CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: FUNDING FOR PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO MANAGE THEIR OWN CARE

CARLUCCI’S COLUMN: FUNDING FOR PROGRAM TO ALLOW PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO MANAGE THEIR OWN CARE

Last week, I stood with Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, nonprofit BRIDGES, advocates, and those with disabilities to stress the importance of fully funding the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), as its fate hangs in the balance of budget negotiations. CDPAP allows people with disabilities who qualify for Medicaid to manage their own care and live independently. However, with Governor […]

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

BY MICHAEL RICONDA On Tuesday, July 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed S7722, a controversial bill which would have allowed parents to seek tuition reimbursement for special education students attending private schools for cultural reasons. S7722, which was pushed by the Catholic school system and Orthodox Jewish communities, passed through both houses of the state legislature, […]

Grant Funded Projects, Contracts, Bills and More Discussed at Town of Haverstraw Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw board met on Monday, July 16 to discuss grant-funded projects, employee contracts, billing Rockland County and one resident’s concerns about noise and financial stability. Supervisor Howard Phillips proudly announced that both the Bowline Park lights improvement project and new furniture for the courtroom will not be using any […]

Councilwoman Luanne Konopko Urges Stony Pointers to Attend EPA-Sponsored Workshop

The Town of Stony Point is hosting an EPA-sponsored workshop that Councilwoman Luanne Konopko says “is designed to help chart a course for Stony Point’s future.” Konopko said, “I know everyone is busy, but this is an important opportunity for the community to have a discussion with elected officials, representatives from public agencies, and economic development […]

Lawmakers Propose Funding for Improvements at Hi-Tor

Lawmakers Propose Funding for Improvements at Hi-Tor

BY MICHAEL CAHILL CORRECTION In the previous posting of this article, it was written that Marge Hook resigned from volunteering at the shelter in 2003. This information is incorrect. Marge Hook resigned in 2010 after having been a volunteer since 1990.  Several county legislators announced last week that they are sponsoring a resolution that would […]