Today in History – November 18, 1923 – Alan Shepard is Born

On this day in 1923, Alan Shepard (1st American in Space) is born. Named Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. at birth, Alan grew up in rural New Hampshire. After graduating from high school, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating the day after D-Day. An ensign, Shepard spent the...
Posted On Nov 18 2017

Another Ramapo Shell Game

Another Ramapo Shell Game County Legislator Charles Falciglia I do not know Michael Specht, who is running for Supervisor of the Town of Ramapo on the Democratic line, or Thomas Sullivan who is running for Rockland County Executive on the Conservative line. But what I do know is...
Posted On Nov 03 2017

A Blue-Field Of Dreams

​ A BLUE-FIELD OF DREAMS County Legislator Charles Falciglia Over the past several years many people have sought me out requesting help or advice on what they believe are questionable financial activities (campaign finance or otherwise) often involving one of our local elected...
Posted On Oct 22 2017

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

Absentee Ballots Overturn Conservative Primary Election Day Result

Ramapo’s developers see County Executive Ed Day – rightfully so – as an existential threat to the unbridled over-development that has been lining their pockets and squeezing taxpayers. Now, as part of their desperate bid to unseat Day we see from a tweet that the Bloc has...

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....

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

The Man Who Would Be Supervisor.

“Oh wow; Oh wow; Oh wow! This Is The Man Who Would Be Supervisor?” The suspended Police Chief of Clarkstown, who earns more that the police commissioner of NY City and more that the Director of the FBI, and under whose watch the Clarkstown Police Department had...

Today in History – July 21, 1955 – Eisenhower Proposes “Open Skies” at Geneva Summit

On this day in 1955, at a four-power summit in Geneva, President Dwight D. Eisenhower called on the United States and the Soviet Union to exchange maps showing the location of every military installation in their respective nations. The presidential initiative became known as ...
Posted On Jul 21 2017

Rotten To The Core? – The Rockland County Conservative Party

Rotten To The Core? The Rockland County Conservative Party Will some Republicans abandon their principles in the pursuit of political expediency? Ed Lettre was one of the ‘three men in a room‘ who ran the Town of Clarkstown by controlling who would be elected using...