Despite Laws, International Efforts, and Protester Suicides, Slavery Persists in African State of Mauritania

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Though human trafficking has received significant attention over the past few years, a different form of slavery has gone largely unnoticed in the African country of Mauritania. The country, which is located on Africa’s West Coast, has a long-standing and disturbingly prevalent tradition of slavery. Cultural practices in the nation sustain a […]

TZ Meetings Continue, Metropolitan Transportation Council Approval Announced for New Bridge

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Representatives of public and private organizations involved in the forthcoming Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project held a community outreach meeting at the Ramapo Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday August 21 to inform local residents of recent plans and developments, including the clearing of a major hurtle to the bridge’s development […]

STDs on the Rise in Rockland

Rockland County Board of Health addresses STDs increase, illegal dumping, code violations BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Rockland County Board of Health met at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15 to address several health code violations and matters of public health. Among the biggest issues were two new items of business on a recently-released study on […]

Public Hearing Held in New City Discuss Plans for New Tappan Zee Bridge

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Representatives of public and private organizations held a community outreach meeting at the New City Library at 6 p.m. on August 14, 2012 to inform local residents of recent developments in the forthcoming project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge. The meeting was directed by a three-person panel consisting of Special Advisor […]

Ramapo Town Board Celebrates 25 Years of Recycling

Board also discusses insurance reimbursement recovery, police disciplinary action and Samuel Road closure BY MICHAEL RICONDA The Ramapo Town Board met on August 8, 2012 to discuss several matters of business, all of which were carried unanimously through the Board. The meeting began with a short honorary celebration for the Honorable David J. Stein, who […]

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 […]