Today In History – February 17, 1801 Thomas Jefferson Is Elected 3rd President Of The U.S.

On February 17 1801, the House broke an Electoral College stalemate to elect Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as the nation’s third president. Jefferson’s hard-won victory served as the climax to one of the most rancorous presidential campaigns in U.S. history and resolved a constitutional crisis. The 1800 election...
Posted On Feb 17 2017

Policy of Commonsense: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington

In a far cry from the classic Frank Capra film “Mr. Deeds goes to Washington” starring Jimmy Stewart as the sympathetic, wide eyed idealist turned overnight Senator clashing face first into the reality of Washington power politics; President Trump came out swinging at the sound of the bell, knocking...
Posted On Feb 09 2017

The Tyrant In The Tombs – Part 2 – The Tomb Of Exile

A few months ago, the editors of Rockland Voice published a letter that was written by corrections officers who had either recently retired or had resigned as Rockland County Corrections Officers. In the letter, they described how they were forced to leave their employment with the Bureau of Corrections because of...

President Trump’s first 100 Hours – A Profile in Courage

Literally hours after being sworn in as the 45th Chief Executive of the United States of America, President Donald J. Trump went straight to work to fulfill his word given to the American people.  The first 100 hours of the Trump Administration  can be described as a profile in courage. Political pundits alongside...
Posted On Jan 29 2017

A MILLENNIAL’S TAKE ON ABORTION

With the ascent of Donald Trump to the presidency, the subsequent Women’s March on Washington, and the upcoming March for Life, there’s been no shortage of social issues brought to our daily attention by the media. Naturally, one of the big ones is abortion. As a millennial less than two years shy of 30, I feel...
Posted On Jan 28 2017

Congers Resident Peter Bradley Responds To Comments Made By Legislator Wieder

To: Editor Of Rockland Voice From: Peter Bradley, Congers resident When Do They Stop? When Do We Begin? At a recent Rockland County Legislative meeting, Legislators Aron Wieder and Ilan Schoenberger decided to launch into an extended attack on my character.  This attack was made for the public record and was...
Posted On Jan 23 2017

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 guidelines which will be followed in...

Those Who Fail To Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It

” Those Who Fail to Learn from History are DOOMED TO REPEAT IT” By Legislator Lon Hofstein Minority Leader – Rockland County Legislature Just a few short years ago, this county was on the verge of financial ruin. A new administration at the County Executive level, supported by a small minority in...
Posted On Dec 18 2016

Rockland Election Analysis – The State Assembly And State Senate Races.

Dear Editor: On Election Day, voters in Rockland weren’t just choosing a President. Among the many other races on the ballot were elections for State Senate and State Assembly. Thanks to the gerrymandering of New York State legislative districts, Rockland is divided between two state senate districts and four...
Posted On Dec 14 2016