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 […]

Carlucci Questions Valentine Signatures, Slows Down the Process

Tight lips at the Board of Elections as they work to verify signatures hurriedly  BY SARA GILBERT New York State Senator David Carlucci challenged over 1,100 petition signatures gathered by Democratic candidate Grant Valentine and his supporters. Valentine, of Chestnut Ridge, plans to challenge Carlucci, of New City, for the 38th Senate District, which includes […]



Rumor has it that former Republican Grant Valentine is preparing to mount a Democratic Party primary challenge against incumbent Senator David Carlucci. Rockland County Democrats are livid at Carlucci for not supporting home-rule legislation for a sales-tax increase and many want him out of office. Valentine ran unsuccessfully in a 2010 Democratic primary against Carlucci. […]

Garnerville Arts Center Announces Rebirth

BY SARA GILBERT The Garnerville Arts Center announced at a meeting on Thursday, May 24 that it was added to the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list and would be working with local politicians, businesses and community members to rebuild the center. It also announced its first grant to begin the […]