Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Comes back to Pearl River

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced last week, that a large biopharmaceutical company will be investing millions of dollars with the aim of creating a manufacturing and development center at Pfizer’s large campus in Pearl River. The company, Protein Sciences Corp. will manufacture Flublok, an influenza vaccine currently under final review by the U.S. Food and […]

Auctions Scheduled Statewide

NYS surplus vehicle and highway equipment The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) announced thatsurplus vehicle and highway equipment auctions have been scheduled through December, including one at the Hudson Valley DDSO, 7 Wilbur Road in Thiells. Auctions within 75 minutes of Rockland County are listed below. For information on specific items and […]

Schmitt on Ballot

District 99 (Town of Stony Point and parts of Orange County) NYS Assembly candidate Colin Schmitt announced he has secured placement on the ballot for the Republican Primary ballot for Thursday, September 13, 2012. He is running against party-endorsed Goshen Mayor Kyle Roddey and write-in candidate Mark Levy. Schmitt has also forced an opportunity to […]

Possible Pay Raise for NYS Legislature

An increase in pay for members of the New York State Legislature is in discussion and opinions are strong. This raise in pay would be voted on at the end of 2012 and, if passed, would go into effect at the beginning of 2013. State legislator base salaries have not been raised since 1999. And […]

Smokers’ Rights Group Sues New York State Parks Department Over ”No Smoking” Signs

NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.L.A.S.H.) has filed a lawsuit against the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and its commissioner, Rose Harvey, seeking to have misleading “Smoking Prohibited” signs removed from state parks, pools, beaches and historic sites. The suit comes after C.L.A.S.H. objected in May to the […]