New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a press release this morning to all New York media outlets regarding an audit of Rockland County. Read below: POOR BUDGET PRACTICES HURTING ROCKLAND COUNTY County Has Incurred Large Debt and General Fund Deficit Budgeting practices by Rockland County have left it with an accumulated deficit of more than […]


BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Are you paying enough in county taxes? Sales tax? Property tax? Mortgage tax? Do you think the county would charge you enough tax if you sold your house? Hopefully you feel like you are underpaying, because Rockland is about to be walloped by a flurry of new taxes. Rockland County government will […]


Rockland County government will be vastly increasing its tax collection in 2012, as the Budget and Finance committee convened on Monday night to approve a 30 percent county property tax increase, as well as a 1/4 percent increase in the county portion of the sales tax, and new taxes on hotel/motel occupancy and real estate […]

Lowdown on this week’s Haverstraw Town Board Meeting

Lowdown on this week’s Haverstraw Town Board Meeting

BY KOREY WILSON It was business as usual for the Town Board of Haverstraw on Monday, November 28. The Town Board held its regular bi-monthly public hearing at Haverstraw Town Hall in Garnerville. The board discussed and successfully passed several expenditures on the town’s agenda. Among them was the purchase of two new four-wheel drive […]

Mike Diederich, Jr. to Deploy to Afghanistan

2007 and 2011 Democratic candidate for County Legislature (District-1) Mike Diederich, Jr., an Army reservist, is being ordered onto active duty, for military service in Afghanistan.  Lt. Col. Diederich is an Army lawyer and member of the “Judge Advocate General Corps.”  As a “JAG” officer, is the Command Judge Advocate of the 655 Regional Support […]

President of Riverkeeper and Allies to Battle Pro-Drillers at

An “Oxford-style” debate on the future of “hydro-fracking” or “fracking” in New York’s Marcellus Shale region will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2011, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Nyack Village Theater, 94 Main Street (2nd Floor), in downtown Nyack, New York. The public and media are invited to attend. The event is co-produced […]