FOOD CRAWL VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW

FOOD CRAWL VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW

BY KEITH SHIKOWITZ The events of the busy weekend of May 31 – June 2 culminated with the Flavors of Haverstraw, Food Crawl in the Village of Haverstraw. Events like the ones the town and villages put together this weekend take a lot to organize and carry out. How long did it take for the village to plan […]

Catholic Charities holds annual Blessing of the Soil

Catholic Charities holds annual Blessing of the Soil

Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland hosted its annual Blessing of the Soil on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Haverstraw. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, gave the blessing. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has been the Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York since 2001. He represents Catholic Charities agencies […]

WEST HAVERSTRAW GETTING VILLAGE READY FOR SUMMER

WEST HAVERSTRAW GETTING VILLAGE READY FOR SUMMER

By Keith S. Shikowitz The March 20 meeting of the West Haverstraw Village Board opened with one of the newest members of the S.W. Johnson Firehouse Christopher Babcock leading the room in the Pledge of Allegiance. Afterwards, the board adopted the minutes of the March 6, 2019 meeting and the treasurer reported there was $6,018,502.30 […]

TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW OPENS 2019

TOWN OF HAVERSTRAW OPENS 2019

The Town of Haverstraw held its January 2019 meeting on January 14. The agenda contained 29 different items ranging from accepting police activity reports to allotting money for various town and repair projects. There was one part of the agenda that was not simply “town business.” This was the swearing in of two new Haverstraw […]

WEST HAVERSTRAW LOOKING TOWARDS MANY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE VILLAGE

WEST HAVERSTRAW LOOKING TOWARDS MANY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE VILLAGE

By Keith S. Shikowitz People are constantly complaining that our representatives in the government allow politics to govern their way of doing things, and, as a result, it doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to for the people of the community. That’s not the case on the local level. The Trustees and Mayor of West […]

Village of Haverstraw Ordered to Pay $7.69 Million In Eminent Domain Damages

Village of Haverstraw Ordered to Pay $7.69 Million In Eminent Domain Damages

By Joel Grossbarth The Village of Haverstraw has been involved in a contentious litigation with a property owner since 2005. Now, that litigation has come to an end with the village being ordered to pay almost $8 million for taking the landowner’s property through eminent domain. An appeals court in Brooklyn ordered the village to […]

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