North Rockland Cash Mob

North Rockland Cash Mob

BY  JARED RODRIGUEZ Ellen Donovan read about a local group of Newburgh residents that were tired of seeing shuttered store windows, high taxes, and growing economic malaise. These Orange County residents joined together to create what is now known as a Cash Mob. A Cash Mob is a lot like a flash mob. A large […]

Stony Point’s Pyngyp School Being Restored

Stony Point’s historic Pyngyp School is being restored by a dedicated group of volunteers who are holding a series of publicity and fund raising events this year to continue the progress they have already made. The Pyngyp Schoolhouse was built more than a century ago, one of nearly 100 such crude one-room wooden schoolhouses that […]

Budget Numbers Discussed at North Rockland School Board Meeting

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Board intends to dip heavily into reserves to keep tax levy down The North Rockland Central School District school board gathered for their regular meeting, Tuesday evening in the auditorium of North Rockland High School. The big news was the budget presentation from Superintendant Eckert. Superintendent Ileana Eckert said the tax levy […]

Incentives Entice CSS

Incentives Entice CSS

Rockland IDA assists Pomona-based manufacturer At a recent ribbon cutting ceremony, Rockland Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Executive Director, Steven Porath joined Elisha Tropper, CEO of Cambridge Security Seals (CSS) as well as town, county and school board officials to officially welcome CSS to its new Pomona-based facility, in the Town of Haverstraw. With the assistance […]

Rockland County High School Students Participate in Mock State Senate

Rockland County High School Students Participate in Mock State Senate

Last month students from Rockland County high schools joined students from all over New York to participate in the YMCA Youth and Government Conference in Albany. The 88 Rockland County students at the conference simulated the state government legislative process including the study of public issues, debate of public policy, writing of legislation and a […]

Considering the Future of Rockland County Schools

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Pattern for Progress issues a report analyzing how solid Rockland’s educational infrastructure is for the coming decade Declining enrollment rates and a shrinking tax base will have a profound effect on Rockland County’s school districts over the next eight years, according to a report from the Hudson Valley non-profit Pattern for Progress. […]

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