Letter to the Editor: STOP DIGGING

To the Editor, They say the best way to get out of a hole is to stop digging. I am deeply concerned that we are continuing to dig a deeper hole for the North Rockland Community. The current proposed budget of $206,330,813 with a proposed tax levy increase of 3.63 percent to educate 8,129 students […]


BY MICHAEL RICONDA County Budget & Finance Committee Approves 2013 Budget, Legislature to vote on it tonight New City – The County Legislature’s Budget & Finance Committee met on December 2 to approve the final version of the proposed 2013 budget, offering a look at what is to come should the legislature approve the proposal […]

Orangetown Votes to Exceed Tax Cap Hike of 2%

Council Reduces Proposed Increase from 9.2% to 6.2% BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR The Orangetown Town Board voted unanimously Tuesday to override the state-imposed limitation of a 2 percent increase in local real property taxes next year. By doing so, Orangetown joins three of its neighbors who have already passed similar resolutions: Clarkstown, Ramapo and […]

Politicians Call on New York for Mandate Relief

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Republican candidate for New York State Senate, Janis Castaldi joined Rockland County Legislator Ed Day on the steps of the Rockland County Court House Monday morning to show her support for mandate relief in New York. Castaldi is former a Deputy Mayor and Village Trustee of Ossining. This election season she is […]