New Taxi Regulations Questioned in Spring Valley

New Taxi Regulations Questioned in Spring Valley

BY MICHAEL CAHILL With the green light from New York State, Rockland County is ready to move ahead with creating a central licensing authority for taxi and livery drivers. But some people are concerned about the details. Currently, towns and municipalities in Rockland are permitted by state law to issue their own licenses for taxis, […]

Ramapo Town Board Celebrates 25 Years of Recycling

Board also discusses insurance reimbursement recovery, police disciplinary action and Samuel Road closure BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Ramapo Town Board met on August 8, 2012 to discuss several matters of business, all of which were carried unanimously through the Board. The meeting began with a short honorary celebration for the Honorable David J. Stein, who […]

Preserve Ramapo Protests Tax Increases and St. Lawrence’s Budget Management

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Demonstrators gathered at Ramapo Town Hall at 7:15 p.m. on July 9 to raise awareness of the town’s budgetary woes and voice their objections to the conduct of Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. Preserve Ramapo organized the event in response to perceived misuse and diversion of public funds, alleged damage done to […]

NYSERDA Awards Grant for Ramapo’s “GREEN” Initiative

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that it has awarded a grant to the Town of Ramapo to begin its “GREEN” initiative. The Get Ramapo Energy Efficient Now (GREEN) initiative is a multi-million dollar project that will coordinate energy upgrades on Ramapo’s municipal facilities, and ultimately, invest in solar technology […]

Lowdown on May 23 Town of Ramapo Board Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Ramapo board met to discuss hiring employees, approving finances and purchases, and amending resolutions on Wednesday, May 23, as well as get a demonstration from the Suffern Syborgs Booster Club. The Syborgs club won the local competition easily and placed 24th in the world championship, according to their coach, […]

Ramapo Spring Classics Film Festival 2012

At the historic Lafayette Theatre, sponsored by the Town of Ramapo April 7- “Pride of the Yankees” (1942)- Starring Gary Cooper & Theresa Wright April 14- “What’s New Pussycat” (1965)- Starring Peter Sellers & Peter O’Toole April 21- “Moulin Rouge” (1952)- Starring Jose Ferrer & Zsa Zsa Gabor April 28- “Dead End” (1937)- Starring Humphrey […]