Is Something Rotten In The Sale Of A Property By The Rockland County Legislature?

In November of 2015, a tax lien sale was held by Rockland County for a vacant lot in South Nyack. Only two people were present as bidders for this auction. After a lengthy back and forth competition starting at $32,000, the property was awarded to the top bidder for $66,000....

Clarkstown Begins Process To Draw Election Wards

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. the Town of Clarkstown will hold a Workshop Meeting during which there will be a presentation by the Skyline Consulting Firm on the setting up of a Ward System  for Clarkstown. The firm will provide an explanation of the process and...

Of ‘Primary Importance’ To Preserving Orangetown And Ramapo

“If you don’t vote, then you don’t matter. That is the simple truth.” Chaskel Bennet, Board of Trustee Member of Agudath Israel There is no disputing the harsh reality of Mr. Bennet’s statement, but far too many people fail to grasp the chilling and certain repercussions of...

Reda and Ballard Seeking Return To Rockland Politics?

“Well everything dies baby that’s a fact But maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” Bruce Springsteen, ‘Atlantic City’ The political careers of Vincent Reda and Wayne Ballard had been presumed dead and buried since both men were removed from...

Clarkstown Facing Projected $1.5M Deficit For 2017

Earlier this year the Town of Clarkstown presented its Capital Spending Plans for the next five years. On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 the Town Board held a workshop meeting during which presentations were given on the Town’s 2015 audit results and the Multi-Year Financial Plan...

Checks and Balances Needed In Drawing Clarkstown’s Ward Lines?

There was an excellent article in the March 1st, 2015 issue of the Washington Post which stated: Gerrymandering — drawing political boundaries to give your party a numeric advantage over an opposing party — is a difficult process to explain. If you find the notion...

Campaign Promises Become Capital Plans

Last November, an overwhelming majority of voters in the Town of Clarkstown expressed their desire for fiscal reform  in the town. As a result, Supervisor George Hoehmann, Councilman Frank Borelli and Councilman John Noto were elected with the expectation that they would usher in...

Is Something Improper, If Not Illegal, Occurring With The School Board Election In Clarkstown?

Who Is Actually Running For The School Board Seats In Clarkstown? In an article in the Our Town newspaper published a few weeks ago, it was mistakenly reported that four candidates – Wendy Adolff, Robert Carlucci, Zizette Deutsch, and Walter Litvak would be seeking two...

Clarkstown Police Review: Chief Sullivan Cops Out – Councilwoman Hausner Opts Out

The Clarkstown Town Board meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 featured some contentious discussion over the hiring of an outside consulting firm to conduct a top to bottom study of the town’s police department. The Clarkstown Police Department has an annual budget just shy of...

Rockland County Legislature To Attempt A Vote In Favor Of East Ramapo School District Monitor

On Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. a bipartisan majority of Democrat and Republican members of the Rockland County Legislature will attempt to pass a memorializing resolution supporting a veto-empowered monitor in the East Ramapo School District. A failure to pass this resolution...