Sheriff Falco Charges Corrections Officer With 68 Criminal Counts. Another Officer Resigns

Sheriff Falco charges one employee with 68 criminal counts but let’s another escape with a resignation. When is a felony by one not a felony by another? What role did Sheriff Falco’s son, Louis Falco IV, play in this evolving narrative? Sheriff Falco has charged John...

County Executive Ed Day Talks About Homelessness in Rockland County And New York State’s Unfunded Mandates

State mandates are orders that induce “responsibility, action, procedure or anything else that is imposed by constitutional, administrative, executive, or judicial action” for state and local governments and/or the private sector. A New York State ‘unfunded...

Does Rockland County Want $20 Million? Join The Consolidation Competition

Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to call for a $20 million competition among county and local governments in New York to come up with the best consolidation plan to streamline services and cost cuts. The winning entrant would get $20 million to implement its plan to show a permanent...

George Hoehmann Sworn In As Clarkstown Supervisor And Delivers Inaugural Address

This evening at Clarkstown’s Town Hall in front of a packed gathering of friends, colleagues and town citizens, and with musical interludes provided by the youth group ‘Ice Cream Social Performers’, George Hoehmann was formally sworn in as Supervisor of the Town...

Assemblyman Dov Hikind Demands That Rockland County Democratic Chairwoman, Kristen Stavisky, Apologize For Saying “Go Home!”

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) released a letter Friday demanding an apology from the executive committee of the Rockland County Democratic Party’s calling for the Assemblyman to “Go Home” regarding Thursday’s press conference on the East Ramapo Central School District. “I...

The Joker Who Holds Clarkstown’s Poker Chips

“How many prosecutions will it take before Albany gives the people of New York the honest government they deserve?” asks U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara after the convictions of Shelly Silver and Dean Skelos. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo followed this with a self-serving statement saying...

How Much Should It Take to Run A Police Department?

Ramapo’s 104 police officers were paid an average of $173,361 last year, making them the highest-paid town police in New York, according to the Empire Center’s 2015 “What They Make” report. The amounts listed in the report DO NOT include fringe benefits such as health insurance...

Gromack and Lasker To Slam Taxpayers In A Farewell Vote

“In polite circles one should not say that Supervisor Gromack is ‘screwing’ the taxpayers for tossing him out of office.  However, one can say that he is ‘humping’ them because ‘humping’ is a term used in Shakespeare for many villains.” The Journal News reports that...

CSEA President, Billy Riccaldo, Sues Rockland’s Taxpayers

Billy Riccaldo works in the Summit Park Hospital Facilities Department and will presumably lose his job along with others who were apparently betrayed by a non-buying ‘buyer’. He wants the taxpayers to continue to pay millions to keep Summit Park open in the hope that anoth...

Driving Miss Stavisky

There She Goes With That Guy Again! The Rockland County Democratic Committee published the following on its Facebook page: “The time for campaigning is over, and the time for governing has begun. Alex Gromack has been gracious following the election and I encourage George...