NRCSD Board Honors Lauren Shields and Welcomes New School Year

As Lauren’s Law waits on the Governor’s desk, North Rockland’s school board recognizes Shields for all her hard work. BY SARA GILBERT On Tuesday, September 4, the North Rockland Central School District board meet to welcome parents and students into the new year, honor Lauren Shields for her work on organ donation and approve regular […]

NRCSD Board Meets to Tie Loose Ends Before School Year

BY SARA GILBERT On Tuesday, August 21, the North Rockland Central School District board met for the last time before the 2012-13 school year begins to discuss final reports, finance issues, officially establish tax rates and finalize appointments and resignations. The board unanimously the new tax rate for 2012. The board established a tax rate […]

Orangetown to Prosecute Neglectful Homeowners

High Grass is a Violation, Not a Right BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Orangetown has decided to proceed with violation notices against the owners of four residential properties in the township in which homeowners are accused of not mowing their lawns or allowing their yards to become weed gardens or otherwise unattractive […]

East Ramapo Parents Sue School District

A class-action lawsuit is being brought by nearly 200 East Ramapo public school parents against the Board of Education for repeatedly misusing public funds. These residents claim that the board’s officials have repeatedly schemed to use public funds to support private religious institutions and have separated special education by race. With the help of the […]

Tobacco Industry Squashes Village’s Ordinance

Haverstraw to bow out of first amendment battle before it even begins BY DYLAN SKRILOFF On the heels of a lawsuit by seven tobacco companies and the New York Association of Convenience Stores, the Village of Haverstraw has scheduled a public hearing to rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance passed this spring. The board indicated at a […]

Orangetown Cops Get New Contract

5-year pact averages 2.4 percent annual increase BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES A reluctant Orangetown Town Board has approved a new five year contract with the town’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, granting an average 2.4 percent pay hike annually through 2015 and keeping all existing benefits in place including pensions, overtime, personal and […]