Budget Dissatisfaction in Clarkstown

BY MARIA MIRAKAJ BROWNSELL Room 301 at Town Hall in Clarkstown filled up last Thursday as public hearings about the town budget took place. Many residents, police officers and public officials chatted amongst themselves while waiting for the meeting to begin. The first hearing was about a proposed “local law to override the tax levy […]

Candidates Push Issue of School Tax Funding-Reform in 2012 Campaign

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF There appears to be a growing consensus that the school tax formula in New York State needs to change. As school costs have exploded in the last two decades, the property tax mechanism has posed many challenges, often causing homeowners, especially seniors on fixed income, to flee the neighborhood. Two Democratic candidates […]

Politicians Call on New York for Mandate Relief

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Republican candidate for New York State Senate, Janis Castaldi joined Rockland County Legislator Ed Day on the steps of the Rockland County Court House Monday morning to show her support for mandate relief in New York. Castaldi is former a Deputy Mayor and Village Trustee of Ossining. This election season she is […]