Local Finance Experts Weigh in on JPMorgan Chase Loss

BY SARA GILBERT Ever since JPMorgan Chase’s announcement on Thursday, May 10 that it lost several billions of dollars on derivatives, there has been concern about what that might mean for the rest of us: for stockholders, for taxpayers, for the economy and for the government. Local asset managers have found themselves faced with questions […]

Rockland Business Association Supports Most of Zebrowski Deficit Plan

Samuels: Rockland needs total overhaul of its fiscal management program RBA Press Release The Rockland Business Association (RBA) board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to endorse Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski’s Deficit Reduction Plan, but without its proposed sales tax component. Zebrowski’s plan establishes a Rockland County Deficit Reduction Taskforce with significant oversight and enforcement powers over […]

Zugibe Arrests Most Hated Man in Sloatsburg

Zugibe Arrests Most Hated Man in Sloatsburg

The same man who was driven out of the Village of Sloatsburg by a mob of angry residents figuratively carrying pitchforks, has now been arrested by the Rockland DA on various corruption charges relating to his tenure as Sloatsburg building inspector. John Layne, also the former mayor of Airmont and current Ramapo deputy highway department […]

Justice Served for January Gas Blast in West Haverstraw

Justice Served for January Gas Blast in West Haverstraw

On Friday, May 18, Fidel Padilla of Cortlandt pled guilty to putting lives at risk when his company did excavation work and caused a massive explosion that destroyed a West Haverstraw townhouse in January. In addition to the demolition of the house, two West Haverstraw volunteer firefighters and two workers from Orange and Rockland Utilities […]

True Food Words: At Community Markets’ Farmers Markets, ‘Local’ Means “To Market and Back in a Day”

As more people want to know our food sources, mass marketers are learning to imitate the calls of courtship with words like “all-natural,” “sustainable,” and “artisanal.” How are shoppers to know what’s authentic? On Saturday, May 26, Community Markets will open their 21st season of managing farmers markets with the guarantee of one essential word: […]