Legislator Frank Sparaco Declines to Seek Minority Leader Post

Legislator Frank Sparaco Declines to Seek Minority Leader Post

Press Release Rockland County Legislator Frank Sparaco (R-Valley Cottage) has announced that he is declining to seek the post of minority leader of the Rockland County Legislature for the 2013 session. Legislator Sparaco was elected minority leader for the 2011 session, and again for the 2012 session. “It has been a privilege and an honor […]

Budget and Finance Committee Supports Resolution on Sandy Tax Relief

Press Release The members of the Rockland County Legislature’s Budget and Finance Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday to urge the United States Senate and the House of Representatives to support a tax relief package proposed by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (NY) and Robert Menendez (NJ) to aid individuals and businesses that suffered financial loss […]

Will this Man be Orangetown’s Financial SAVIOR??

Will this Man be Orangetown’s Financial SAVIOR??

Supervisor Stewart chooses a new finance director; and he’s a veteran in more ways than one “Mr. Bencik, can you save us the dregs of tax hell?” “I can’t make any promises Mr. Stewart, but I’ll sure as heck try.” So might have gone the first interview between desperate-for-tax-relief Supervisor of Orangetown Andy Stewart and […]

Lowdown on North Rockland School Board Meeting 9/25

BY MICHAEL CAHILL The North Rockland Central School District Committee of the Whole met Tuesday afternoon at the administration building for their regularly scheduled meeting. The meeting opened with an announcement by school board president Deborah Gatti that the board is now going paperless for their meetings. Gatti briefly talked about the new software they […]

Lowdown on Town of Haverstraw Board Meeting 9/24

CORRECTION: The original version of this article stated that the next town board meeting will be October 11 at 8 p.m. The town has now changed the time to October 11 at 6 p.m.   BY MICHAEL CAHILL Budget season is just around the corner and Haverstraw residents can expect to see their taxes go […]

$15 Million More in the Hole

Rockland County budget news gets even worse  BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature met Tuesday, July 24 to receive news that despite tax hikes and 100 layoffs, the county is an additional $15 million in debt so far during this budget year, bringing the grand debt total to an estimated $95 million. Acting County Finance Director […]