Stranger Danger in North Rockland

Parents concerned about reports of “red-haired man” luring kids. Police looking into it, but caution that such reports often prove to be innocuous or inaccurate BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On Tuesday Haverstraw Police received a report of a man inappropriately making verbal contact with a child after he got off a school bus on Rosman Road. […]

North Rockland Releases Administrative Assignments for New Year

After major reorganization, see who will be placed where BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM At the North Rockland Central School District Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Ileana Eckert announced the expected administrative assignments for the upcoming year. She said that the schools are down to the bare minimum of what is […]



BY SHERLY JOURDAIN PHOTOS BY THOMAS MCGUIRE On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, a condominum at 52 Zariello Lane in the Village of West Haverstraw exploded around 12:57 p.m., after a Verizon contractor had hit a gas main earlier while digging along Zariello Lane and Komonchak Circle. The explosion resulted in injuries to […]


Editor, As a North Rockland resident, this past year I have seen my school property taxes increase nearly 8 percent, my town taxes increase 2.9 percent and my county property taxes will increase by more than 30 percent, in addition to several other county taxes that add up to the equivalent of another 30 percent. […]

North Rockland Decides 2012-2013 Attendance Zones

North Rockland Decides 2012-2013 Attendance Zones

BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM Tuesday night’s North Rockland School Board meeting started off with the usual transformation plan update at 6:30 p.m. before it moved onto the general meeting at 7:30 p.m. The transformation meeting was rather short due to some issues that were still being figured out, surprising many parents. The board produced a […]

Haverstraw Adopts 2012 Tax Rates

Concerns of NYS Open Meetings Law raised during meeting; Supervisor Phillips says Lynn Teger should apologize BY KOREY WILSON The Town of Haverstraw held a special meeting Wednesday morning to adopt the town’s 2012 tax rates.  The only public notice of this meeting was placed on the Journal News website the day before. Lynn Teger, […]