Lowdown on Town of Haverstraw’s October 22nd Board Meeting

BY MICHAEL CAHILL The Town of Haverstraw honored specific members of the town’s Hispanic population with Distinguished Service Certificates on Monday evening at town hall as part of Hispanic Heritage month. Haverrstraw Town Supervisor Howard Phillips said he was proud of Havestraw’s Hispanic population, noting that the town has the largest Hispanic population in Rockland […]

Explaining the Town of Haverstraw’s Tentative 2013 Budget

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Residents of the Town of Haverstraw are bracing for a tax increase next year, after the town released its tentative 2013 budget last week The proposed budget of $40.2 million includes a tax increase of 8.86 percent, and a tax levy increase of 11 percent, blowing past New York State’s new 2 […]

Summit Park, East Ramapo Schools Are Big Topics, Among Others, at Legislature Meeting

BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA   The Rockland County Legislature met on Tuesday, July 10 at the Allison-Parrish building in New City, where they discussed issues regarding Rockland Community College’s budget, final plans for Summit Park Nursing Home, and special education for East Ramapo students. First, the legislature discussed Rockland Community College’s budget for 2012-2013. During the […]

Preserve Ramapo Protests Tax Increases and St. Lawrence’s Budget Management

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Demonstrators gathered at Ramapo Town Hall at 7:15 p.m. on July 9 to raise awareness of the town’s budgetary woes and voice their objections to the conduct of Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. Preserve Ramapo organized the event in response to perceived misuse and diversion of public funds, alleged damage done to […]

Legal Watch: Will Court Reform Ever Happen?

BY LEGAL LARRY For the past decade, high profile individuals have called for a reform of the entire court system in the State of New York. Everyone from the chief judge of the highest court to the governor has pitched a “new and improved” court system to streamline the process for litigants and save money. […]

Town of Haverstraw Board Meeting Celebrates Basketball Champs, Passes Budget Items

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw met for a regular board meeting on Monday, June 11 to award local basketball champions, address purchasing, discuss taxes and make announcements. After the pledge of allegiance, Chairman Howard Phillips called up the sixth grade Saint Gregory CYO Basketball team and congratulated them and their coach Joe Corretjer […]