Summit Park, East Ramapo Schools Are Big Topics, Among Others, at Legislature Meeting

BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA   The Rockland County Legislature met on Tuesday, July 10 at the Allison-Parrish building in New City, where they discussed issues regarding Rockland Community College’s budget, final plans for Summit Park Nursing Home, and special education for East Ramapo students. First, the legislature discussed Rockland Community College’s budget for 2012-2013. During the […]

A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

BY MARIA MIRAJAK BROWNSELL On June 19 at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Alexander Gromack opened up the floor discussing Rockland County’s financial dilemma and how it affects Clarkstown residents. The county is increasing property tax by 32 percent and making the towns responsible for paying for county costs such as the board of elections, […]

Town of Haverstraw Hands Over $27,000 to Local Families at Board Meeting

Town of Haverstraw Hands Over $27,000 to Local Families at Board Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw board met Monday, June 25 to present three local families with checks from the 3-mile Fun Run and discuss purchases, the town’s audit and residents’ concerns. Once the pledge of allegiance was recited, roll call was taken, and adoption of the June 11 meeting was passed, Supervisor Howard […]

North Rockland Board Meeting Turns to Finger-Pointing and Hurt Feelings

BY SARA GILBERT The public comments portion of the North Rockland Central School District board meeting on Tuesday, June 19 monopolized the evening. CSEA union members were not happy about the lack of communication from administrators and board members. Roughly 40 NRCSD employees squeezed into a room in the administration building at 65 Chapel Street […]

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 […]