Timelines: July 12, 2012

West Nile Found in Ramapo and Haverstraw Mosquito samples collected at the end of June in Rockland County have been testing positive for West Nile virus, confirming that it is appearing early and frequently in this area this summer. Two mosquito pools came from Ramapo, one came from Clarkstown and one from Haverstraw. The infected samples […]

Looking for Fresh and Local Fruit and Vegetables? Visit Rockland’s Farmers’ Markets!

Public Service Message from Rockland County Department of Health Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? The Rockland County Department of Health suggests you shop at one of the many local Farmers’ Markets to find fresh, delicious and nutritious food! “Since the produce is locally grown, it does not have to travel as far as […]

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 […]