Prosecutors, Politics, Pietism and Propaganda

In a recent article in the New York Post, Preet Bharara warned Cuomo’s ‘investigator‘ to stay away from his investigation into New York’s State government’s corruption. Apparently Cuomo will be “hearing something” by August. With Ramapo...

Pray For Us!

This One May End Up In The Supreme Court – Pray for us! In the New York Daily News of May 10, 2016 we read: “”Pray for us!” That’s the message a leading Hasidic rabbi gave to his thousands of followers in response to the New York City Educati...

Did Gromack Administration Hold Improper Town Board Meetings In Violation Of Open Meetings Law?

At the Clarkstown Town Board Meeting held on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 questions were raised by Nanuet resident Jim Flynn and former Bardonia resident, Michael Hull, as to several meetings chaired by former Supervisor Alex Gromack just prior to the November 2015 election in which a...

Town Of Clarkstown Tells Congers Bicycle Shop To Comply With Town Codes

Two months ago, Rockland Voice ran a story involving possible code enforcement violations at the Congers Bicycle Shop (CBS) and later a statement made by Clarkstown Supervisor, George Hoehmann, was published in which Hoehmann indicated that his administration was extremely...

‘Pay-To-Play’ In New Jersey. Was There ‘Pay-To-Play’ In New York?

  Wikipedia describes ‘Pay to Play‘ in politics as a system, akin to payola in the music industry, by which one pays money to become a player. Typically, the payer (an individual, business, or organization) makes campaign contributions to public officials, party...

Supervisor Hoehmann – “St. Lawrences’s Position On The Sewer District and Solid Waste Boards Is Untenable”.

As reported in the Journal News …. “Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence returned to work, one day after his arrest on federal criminal charges tied to the financing of the town’s controversial baseball stadium and other projects through its economic...

Meet The Bonadio Team That Will Review Clarkstown Police Department’s Operations

In a vote by the Clarkstown Town Board on April 5th, 2016 the Bonadio Consulting Group was chosen to conduct a review of the operations of its police department and its cost. Since the beginning days of the former Gromack administration the escalating cost of operating...

Beliefs, Behaviors and Bigotry – Nothing Will Ever Change?

Concerning the FBI raids at yeshivas and businesses in Rockland County and elsewhere, we critiqued “Hasidic Beliefs and Behaviors” writing: “If the Hasidim truly view the rest of us as nothing more than a resource to be exploited, then it is our view that...

Clarkstown Police Department Holds Question And Answer Session On Facebook

On January 13th, 2016 Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan provided an opportunity to the residents of Clarkstown to interact with him on police related issues. We welcome his responses particularly because of our concern about: a) The cost of the Clarkstown Police...

A Tale of Two Governments – Albany and Rockland

1) It’s back to business-as-usual in Albany – there were TWO arrests there in 2015 but who cares? “After the disgrace that befell the two most powerful lawmakers and two of the three most powerful leaders in state government, it was said the venal self-serving...