A Jewel of a Street: Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw Village

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ Every great town or village has its showcase residential street. Nyack has North Broadway. Grand View has River Road. Suffern dons stately Victorians on Washington Avenue. In the historic Village of Haverstraw, Hudson Avenue belongs on a postcard. One can argue that the riverfront village boasts two separate trophy Victorian streets, Hudson […]

Find a Pearl in Restaurant Week 2012: Aqua Terra Grille

Find a Pearl in Restaurant Week 2012: Aqua Terra Grille

By Carolyn Johnson   In anticipation of restaurant week, I reached out to some of our readers and asked where I should go to research this exciting annual celebration of local restaurants. Respondents enthusiastically recommended the modern American cuisine at the one-year-new Aqua Terra Grille in Pearl River. The natural beauty and ambiance is delightful, […]

Timelines — 1/19

New law blocking business deals with Iranian energy industry Recently passed was the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 out of the New York State Senate. The bill (S.5917A) will bar entities that invest in Iran’s energy industry from receiving state contracts here in New York. The bill would also require local government contractors to certify […]

Competition for Calhoun

Longtime Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R) will face competition from at least two Republicans in this year’s primary. Brian Maher has tossed his hat in the ring along with self-described “next generation reformer” Colin Schmitt has been campaigning for almost a year. At age 21, Schmitt is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, person […]

Let it Snow: Fourth Graders Ski Free in New York

Let it Snow: Fourth Graders Ski Free in New York

BY CAROLYN JOHNSON Ski and snowboarding season is here, minus the natural snow, but that hasn’t stopped New Yorkers from hitting the manmade snow-filled slopes, especially over the last holiday week. As skiers eagerly wait for the first real snow of the season, (Do we count the October storm?) here is some useful information about […]

Timelines — 12/29

Rockland officially overrides tax cap Over 80 percent of the local governments in New York have submitted their budget plans for 2012 coming in under the 2 percent tax cap. About 19 percent have decided to override this cap including Rockland County (one of six counties), and the Town of Haverstraw. County Executive C. Scott […]