HEADLINE-GATE: Politician publishes ad with fake Rockland County Times headline

HEADLINE-GATE:  Politician publishes ad with fake Rockland County Times headline

  BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On Friday, November 2, an advertisement hit Facebook featuring a false headline underneath the masthead of the Rockland County Times paper. The fake headline directly contradicts what the paper had actually reported, reading: “BREAKING NEWS: Tom Basile will break the tax cap.” The actual headline on the website reads, “Stony Point […]

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Stony Point supervisor says Skoufis attacks on Basile are “deliberately misleading & inaccurate”

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: Stony Point supervisor says Skoufis attacks on Basile are “deliberately misleading & inaccurate”

By Jim Monaghan, Supervisor, Town of Stony Point It’s election time and that means political mailers are starting to arrive at our homes on a regular basis.  A candidate’s record is fair game. We all should be judged honestly on our results for the people we serve. That’s why it was incredibly disappointing to see […]

Fighting the walking dead wood

Fighting the walking dead wood

Skoufis sets out against zombie poles Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) has launched an effort to wipe zombies from our midst; zombie utility poles that is. Referring to poles no longer in use, the zombies are eyesores and can become dangerous if their conditions degrade, Skoufis said. The lawmaker wants public utilities to get out and […]

MONROE FACTIONS ATTEMPT “PEACE AGREEMENT:” United Monroe, Preserve Hudson Valley and Village of Kiryas Joel Sign Game Changing Agreement

MONROE FACTIONS ATTEMPT “PEACE AGREEMENT:” United Monroe, Preserve Hudson Valley and Village of Kiryas Joel Sign Game Changing  Agreement

United Monroe and Preserve Hudson Valley announced Wednesday an agreement with the Village of Kiryas Joel that all parties hope will ease political tensions. The deal provides a path to ending their conflicts of nearly four years over Kiryas Joel’s two land annexation attempts and supports Kiryas Joel’s initiative to politically separate from the Town […]

Assemblyman Skoufis’ Mandate Relief Bill Passes Full Legislature

Assemblyman Skoufis’ Mandate Relief Bill Passes Full Legislature

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASSEMBLYMAN SKOUFIS Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that the Assembly and Senate both passed legislation he authored to provide mandate relief to taxpayers by streamlining local assessor and tax collector offices. “This measure, which I’ve spent four legislative sessions working to pass, will provide much-needed mandate relief to our communities,” Skoufis said. […]

Assemblyman Skoufis warns homeowners of STAR registration scam

Legislative Press Release from Assemblyman James Skoufis Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury), who sits on the Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, warned homeowners of a new scam falsely requiring a fee in order to apply for the School Tax Relief (STAR) property tax exemption. “Whether you are a new homeowner, existing homeowner or a homeowner […]