NYSPSC approves O&R’s plans for major underground transmission line in Rockland

NYSPSC approves O&R’s plans for major underground transmission line in Rockland

The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) has approved (Feb. 15) Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) plans for a new, $57.8-million, two-year electric system construction project designed to improve electric service reliability and system resiliency for approximately 45,000 O&R customers by installing 5.5 miles of new electric transmission cable underground in the southwest […]

Stony Point teen killed in Snowplow accident

Stony Point teen killed in Snowplow accident

The Stony Point Police department announced on Thursday that a 14-year- old died after he appeared to have been operating a motorbike southbound at the intersection of North Liberty Drive and Wayne Avenue when he collided with a privately owned plow truck on Tuesday. At 2:48 p.m., police received a call advising that police and […]

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Appoints New Foundation Board Chair

Montefiore Nyack Hospital Appoints New Foundation Board Chair

Montefiore Nyack Hospital recently announced the appointment of Paul Adler, Esq. as Board Chair of the Montefiore Nyack Hospital Foundation. Mr. Adler succeeds Mark Jacobs, who served as Montefiore Nyack Foundation’s Board Chair for 12 years. Under Paul’s guidance and proven leadership in philanthropy, Montefiore Nyack Foundation says it will continue its mission of providing […]

New York’s IRC releases new draft of Congressional district maps

New York’s IRC releases new draft of Congressional district maps

The state independent redistricting commission has released a draft of their proposed congressional districts, which appear to shore up at least two Hudson Valley incumbents, one Democrat and one Republican. In December of 2023, in a four-to-three decision, the state’s highest court ruled that the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) would return to the drawing […]

SALT tabled: Lawler’s bid remove cap on tax deductions fails in House of Representatives

SALT tabled: Lawler’s bid remove cap on tax deductions fails in House of Representatives

New York households hoping for some relief from a controversial tax policy were disappointed last week when a bid by Rockland representative Mike Lawler R (NY-17), to double the cap on SALT (state and local tax) deductions failed a procedural vote in the House of Reps. The Salt Marriage Penalty Elimination Act, which would have […]

Spring Valley Man Earns NY Liberty Medal

Spring Valley Man Earns NY Liberty Medal

On Sun., Feb. 18, Spring Valley resident Jean Don- ald Mathieu received NY’s Liberty Medal for saving an 8-month-old girl, Isabelle Lacrete, and two women from an apartment building fire. State Sen. Bill Weber, R- Montebello, gave the medal to Mathieu during a meeting of the Haitian Cultural Pres- ervation, Inc., which assists Rockland County’s […]

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