LaCan’t Even Get on the Ballot

Court cans Lacorte on technicality; 4-0 decision means final appeal a long shot BY MARC MOSS An Appeals Court reversed the NY Supreme Court decision allowing Dagan Lacorte onto the Democratic primary ballot Wednesday. The appeal panel, which ruled 4-0 against Lacorte, said the validating petition was not sufficiently “particularized” to give notice of which […]

Lacorte, Leon booted from Democratic Primary race for County Executive (for now)

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Suffern – Following a County Board of Elections ruling, county executive candidates Dagan Lacorte and Vladimir Leon have been removed from the Democratic primaries for having an insufficient number of signatures for their campaigns. The rulings are both being appealed. The board ruled on the night of Thursday, July 25 that over […]

Living in a Glass House

Living in a Glass House

BY ARDSLEY POMONA Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte has dealt with his fair share of strife during the 2013 campaign season for county executive. From revelations of his history of verbal and physical confrontations with rivals and critics, to media coverage of controversial former Assemblyman Ryan Karben’s donations to his campaign, to, most memorably, the infamous […]

Dagan LaCaught Part II

Dagan LaCaught Part II

BY MICHAEL RICONDA During his several runs from office in the Village of Suffern, former Mayor Dagan LaCorte gained himself the reputation of being something of a hothead. But one instance he might regret more than others. Though nobody but LaCorte knows exactly what happened at some point late during the 2009 campaign, LaCorte got […]

In spite of LaCorte’s Claims, Rockland Budgeted a Significant Sum for Parks

REPORT BY MICHAEL RICONDA During a heated debate on environmental concerns between county executive candidates at Clarkstown Town Hall on April 18, candidate and Suffern Mayor Dagan LaCorte might have not only dropped an incorrect park budget figure, but also failed to grasp the scope of funding going to Rockland parks. Both during and after […]

Rockland County Executive Candidates Debate Environmental Concerns

BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland Water Coalition hosted an occasionally heated debate between candidates for county executive on the evening of April 18, covering issues ranging from United Water’s proposed desalination plant in Haverstraw to the continued issues surrounding Indian Point. The debate had five participants: Suffern mayor Dagan LaCorte, County Legislator Ilan Schoenberger, former […]