110K in state grants for local libraries

New City Free Library and the Valley Cottage Free Library will receive over $100,000 in public library construction grant funding. The grants will allow the libraries to make renovations, giving them the opportunity to enhance and develop their facilities. The New City Free Library will receive $67,000 for renovations to the audio/visual area, allowing all […]

GUILTY PLEA IN KILLING OF VALLEY COTTAGE TEACHER

GUILTY PLEA IN KILLING OF VALLEY COTTAGE TEACHER

Eric Lau, (DOB 11/17/77) of One Church Lane, Apartment 1-F, Valley Cottage, New York has admitted to murdering his former neighbor Jami Erlich. He pled guilty to the top count of the indictment against him; one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class “A” Felony, and faces 22 years to life in prison. […]

Former Independence Party chairwoman sentenced to jail time

Former Independence Party chairwoman sentenced to jail time

Debra Ortutay of Valley Cottage was sentenced on Monday to four months in jail. The former Rockland Independence Party chairwoman, whose son-in-law is county legislator Frank Sparaco (Republican) of Clarkstown, admitted to lying to a grand jury who was investigating improprieties involving the signing of petitions for the party’s ballot line during the Assembly race […]