Free Gun Locks from Rockland County Sheriff’s Office In an effort to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office began handing out free gun locks on Friday to county residents. A resolution was unanimously passed by the Rockland County Legislature last month that allows for the distribution of 1,600 […]


Schneiderman Threatens to Sue EPA Over Clean Air Violation The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly left methane, a chemical compound that is harmful to the environment and released in large quantities by oil and gas companies, out of a recent update in air pollution standards for those industries. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on […]

Timelines — 11/29

New Challenge to the Affordable Care Act  The United States Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals judge earlier this week, to consider an argument against the 2010 Affordable Care Act from Liberty University. In 2010 a federal judge threw out the university’s challenge. Earlier this year the Supreme Court voted to uphold the law 5-4 in […]

Timeline — 11/21

FEMA Center in Piermont  Following lobbying from public officials including Senator Chuck Schumer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has opened a second disaster recover center for Rockland County in the Village of Piermont. Residents can visit the center to learn about making claims for damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy. Residents can also get information […]

Timeline — 11/15

Governor Cuomo Forms Commission to Look into Power Utility Companies Hurricane Sandy affected millions of New Yorkers, leaving some without power for as long as two weeks. Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order aimed at reducing that wait time for when the next big storm hits. A commission has been established under the Moreland Act […]

Timeline: August 16, 2012

Slowing Climate Change System Causes Other Problems The United Nations created a system of rewarding manufacturers for reducing their emissions of dangerous gases that are emitted into the atmosphere, but this has created other problems. The U.N. did not anticipate that some businesses, specifically air-conditioning and refrigeration ones, would use this reform to their benefit. But […]