Vendor Reform – The Next Frontier

Vendor Reform – The Next Frontier Legislator Charles Falciglia – District #12 Defeating bad incumbent elected officials at the polls and preventing equally bad candidates from winning office is only one aspect of the reform that needs to be achieved in Rockland...

Letter To My Ramapo Neighbors

​​​​​​September, 2015 Dear Ramapo Neighbor: I am seeking to fill the legislative seat being vacated by Legislator Joe Meyers, who has chosen not to seek re-election. For several decades the Rockland County Legislature has flown under the radar; being reactive rather than...

A New York State Of Blind

Judge Rolf Thorsen recently drew the ire of many with his decision to find Rabbi Moshe Taubenfeld, charged with sexual abuse, not guilty. Due to the nature of such a case and the defendant involved, many immediately cried foul, elevating Thorsen to Bloc Vote tool and stooge...

Please Mr. U.S. Attorney – Move closer to me

When I first read the July 17th article by Chris McKenna of the Times Herald Record – KJ interests donate $250K to Cuomo days after veto of annexation bills – my first reaction was here we go again with those LLC donations. I appreciate the efforts of Mr. McKenna since the...

Leadership That’s Working?

  Leadership that’s working is something we all want, whether it be the coach of our favorite baseball team, the company we have stock in; or our government – especially in a time of crisis. Until the election of Ed Day to Rockland County Executive and the purge of certain...

Sewer District Needs To Explain Eminent Domain Failure

  Along with many others I wish to thank the efforts of Michael Hull and Jeff Gillies for bringing a situation into the spotlight that warrants much further discussion – Rockland County Sewer District One – and the recent questions surrounding its entire culture and...

Four Thousand Shades Of Political Gray

  The Monroe Democratic Committee (MDC) in neighboring Orange County received seven donations from seven individuals from Brooklyn totaling $6,000.00 and one from a Monroe resident for $1,000.00, all reported the same day, October 18, 2013.  The MDC then donated $6,800.00 of...

Abbott And Costello Math In The Town Of Monroe

  Just north of the Rockland County border, Monroe Town Supervisor, Harley Doles, reminds us of why we need a Ward System in Ramapo, why the Electoral College may still be a good idea, and why this nation continues to drift way off course. Doles, a Democrat, was elected...

Point Counter-Point On Ramapo Ward Vote

Mona Montal, Chairwoman of the Ramapo Democratic Committee, has put out a press release to Ramapo Democrats saying that Republicans are lying about the ward referendum so they can elect “radical conservatives” to the Ramapo Town Board. The Ramapo Democratic Party...

Ramapo Ward System or Wards of the State?

On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, the vote on a ballot referendum asking the people of Ramapo to decide on whether a Ward System should be implemented in their town and whether the number of council seats should be increased from four to six will finally have its day in court....
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