$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 […]

Town of Haverstraw Board Meeting Celebrates Basketball Champs, Passes Budget Items

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw met for a regular board meeting on Monday, June 11 to award local basketball champions, address purchasing, discuss taxes and make announcements. After the pledge of allegiance, Chairman Howard Phillips called up the sixth grade Saint Gregory CYO Basketball team and congratulated them and their coach Joe Corretjer […]

New Taxes Pass Legislature; Contract Agency Cuts and Layoffs to be Discussed at Future Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29 at the Allison-Parris County Office in New City to discuss proposed mid-year budget adjustments. The meeting addressed the county’s more than $80 million budget deficit and how to fund government operations which has led to a drastic downgrade of the […]

Reorganization Board to Transform NYRA

Public Control for 3 Year Period to Improve Horse Racing in New York State New York State Press Release Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Tuesday announced an agreement to establish the NYRA Reorganization Board that will place NYRA under temporary […]

The Calm Before the Vote

BY MICHAEL CAHILL No public comments on budget at this week’s NRCSD Meeting The North Rockland Central School district met on Tuesday evening at North Rockland High School to honor several students who had won essay contests, and hold a public hearing on the 2012 – 2013 budget. Once again the evening started on a […]

Dollars & Sen$e — Long term vs. short term investing

BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services As market volatility picks up, a steady hand is needed. Investors are being taunted by prognosticators and so called experts that it may be time to once again follow the old Wall Street axiom of “Sell in May and Walk Away.” As tempting as this sounds, […]