Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Senator Ball’s Puppy Mill Bill into Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation: S7268A, also known as “Charlemagne’s Law,” into law. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), will improve the health and quality of life of animals by providing duly licensed pet dealers with updated standards of care. In May, Senator Greg Ball enlisted the support of his Animal Advisory […]

Tag-Team Against Cheap Smokes

Anti-tobacco & big tobacco team up to deny inexpensive, roll-your-own cigarettes to consumers The lawmakers of America have done as both big tobacco and anti-tobacco (talk about strange bedfellows) demanded and banned citizens from purchasing machine-rolled tobacco cartons. The Tobacco Outlet(s) in Nanuet and West Haverstraw, as well as others in Rockland County, will no […]

Timelines: July 5, 2012

Rockland County Launches Travel & Entertainment Guide Rockland County Tourism & Local Development’s launched its first ever 2012 Travel & Entertainment Guide. This 50-page guide includes listings of Rockland’s tourist attractions, including parks, hotels, historic sites, theaters, arts organizations, farmers’ markets, restaurants and more. As part of this effort, Rockland Tourism & Local Development is […]

A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

A Heated Debate at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting

BY MARIA MIRAJAK BROWNSELL On June 19 at Clarkstown’s Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Alexander Gromack opened up the floor discussing Rockland County’s financial dilemma and how it affects Clarkstown residents. The county is increasing property tax by 32 percent and making the towns responsible for paying for county costs such as the board of elections, […]

Timelines: June 28, 2012

Rockland Must Move on After Bailout Fails in Senate Rockland County’s proposal to the New York State Senate for a debt bill allowing them to borrow up to $80 million failed on Thursday, June 21. The State Assembly approved the legislation but the proposal required approval from both houses in order to move up to Governor […]

Lauren’s Law Passed in Senate and Assembly

Next stop: Governor’s desk The New York State Senate joined with its Assembly counterparts in passing Lauren’s Law, which aims to boost organ donations, on Wednesday, June 20. It was passed unanimously. The bill (S.7103A) now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill expands the donor options on driver’s license […]