Stop Calling Trump a White Supremacist (and Everybody, Stop Using False Labels)

It really does scare me sometimes how eagerly people catch on to a false idea. I’ve seen it happen on both the political left and right. Among those that have come up recently, the most provocative seems to be the left’s certainty of President Trump being a white supremacist....
Posted On Sep 23 2017

‘Black Lives Matter’ Sue ‘The Town Of Clarkstown And The Men Behind The Strategic Intelligence Unit

Once again, improper actions of the now retired/resigned Detective Stephen Cole-Hatchard and the now suspended Chief Sullivan have brought discredit and disgrace upon the Town of Clarkstown and the fine members of the Clarkstown Police Department. In a recent article we explained...
Posted On Aug 30 2017

Four Thousand Shades Of Ramapo Grey

​​ Four Thousand Shades Of Ramapo Grey Legislator Charles Falciglia   The two properties commonly referred to as the Matterhorn Nursery and Minisceongo Golf Course represent approximately 175 acres in the Town of Ramapo targeted for development. The Matterhorn property was...
Posted On Aug 14 2017

How Did We Win? With Guns – and Other Things by Kevin Kelly

On this 241st birthday of the United States of America, we remember the toil and blood it took for this nation’s first citizens to guard its independence. That toil and blood required use of the most modern weaponry of the late 18th century from pistols and grenades to bayonets...
Posted On Jul 04 2017

PRIDE MONTH: A reflection on the issues

Pride Month: A Reflection on the Issues by: Kevin Kelly On Sunday a couple weeks ago, I visited an annual Pride Month event downtown here in Warwick. In case you’re not aware, Pride Month occurs every June and recognizes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LBGT)...
Posted On Jul 01 2017

Rockland County Legislature Playing Majority Monopoly: Taxpayers Don’t Collect $ 4,510,000, Can’t Pass Go and Remain Stranded On Free Parking.

Rockland County Legislature Playing Majority Monopoly: Taxpayers Don’t Collect $ 4,510,000, Can’t Pass Go and Remain Stranded On Free Parking.  By County Legislator Lon Hofstein Republican Minority Leader As incredulous as it seems, the sale of the dilapidated,...
Posted On May 11 2017

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. No, Supervisor St. Lawrence, you did not. But good government and transparency is really not asking too much. By County Legislator Charles Falciglia By now almost everyone is aware of the contaminated soil debacle involving Ramapo Supervisor,...
Posted On Apr 06 2017

The Elephant In The Room – A Response From The Jewish Federation Of Rockland County

Dear Editor, At a time when government officials, community leaders and citizens are speaking about the increased number of anti-Semitic, bias and racist incidents across the country, The Rockland Voice has posted an opinion piece ( ‘The Elephant In The Room – Is...
Posted On Mar 06 2017

The Elephant In The Room – Is Anti-Semitism Rising In Rockland County?

The question du jour is whether anti-Semitism is rising in Rockland County. We believe the answer to this question is an emphatic ‘NO!’  However, it is perhaps time that there be an open discussion about Rockland’s “Elephant In The Room.” [This...
Posted On Mar 05 2017

Tattle-talers in the Tombs: The plot thickens

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office has endured the critical eye of close examination by the Rockland Voice editorial board writers in recent weeks.   For the sake of good order and in the best public interest, we turn that same eagle eye to those making the accusations...
Posted On Mar 02 2017