Rockland will have a new county executive in 2014. The Rockland County Times has confirmed that Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef will not be seeking reelection to the position in 2013. The five-term incumbent made the announcement at an annual fundraiser held Wednesday night at Civile’s Restaurant in the Village of Haverstraw. Surrounded by supporters […]

Who’s Going to Run for County Exec in 2013

Who’s Going to Run for County Exec in 2013

Here are the early betting lines on who will announce their candidacy for Rockland County Executive in 2013, provided by the editorial staff of the Rockland County Times. These are not odds on who will win, just who might announce themselves as a candidate. If we are forgetting anybody obvious, be sure to call in […]

Governor Announces Selection of TZ Bridge Review Team

County Transportation Commissioner Appointed to Team Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday a selection review team for the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The review team consists of renowned artists and architects, under the auspices of the New York State Council of the Arts. These team members will review proposed bridge designs […]

Vanderhoef Addresses Business Leaders at RBA Luncheon

BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA The monthly luncheon for the Rockland Business Association was held last Thursday, July 19 at the Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, N.Y. Guest speaker Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef touched upon areas of concern, such as the possible closing of the Summit Park nursing home, and the constructions of the new […]

Rockland Legislature Votes to Layoff 102 Workers

Estimates have gone up and down as to how many county employees will be laid off in order to (hopefully) balance this year’s budget and begin to restore the confidence of creditors. The county legislature finally voted Tuesday 14-2 to move forward with a plan to layoff 102 workers and get rid of 45 vacant […]

New Taxes Pass Legislature; Contract Agency Cuts and Layoffs to be Discussed at Future Meeting

BY SARA GILBERT The Rockland County Legislature held a special meeting on Tuesday, May 29 at the Allison-Parris County Office in New City to discuss proposed mid-year budget adjustments. The meeting addressed the county’s more than $80 million budget deficit and how to fund government operations which has led to a drastic downgrade of the […]