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Fighting Overdevelopment At Pascack Ridge, Ramapo

To: Editor Rockland Voice From: County Legislator Cris Carey Subject: Fighting Overdevelopment Of Pascack Ridge In Ramapo In 2015, I wrote an article for this publication in which I expressed my opposition to the construction of 294 homes on a tract of land in Spring Valley known...
Posted On Aug 09 2018

Guilty: By Path Of Least Resistance

Guilty: By Path Of Least Resistance By Charles J. Falciglia County Legislator District 12 We are all familiar with the classic line from the movie JAWS by Roy Scheider, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” In Rockland, perhaps we need a ‘bigger’ Special Prosecutor on an ongoing...
Posted On Aug 06 2018

Progress in Motion

Last month I held a meeting with executive level personnel from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to discuss challenges and concerns relating to train cancellations on the Pascack Valley Line (PVL). The goal of this meeting was to respond to the concerns of...

Presidents Putin and Trump: Contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize

In the course of human history, when long-time nation-state antagonists, that control more than 90% of the thermo-nuclear weapons capable of obliterating life on the entire planet, agree to enter into cordial dialogue for the purpose of arriving to the summit of a steep...
Posted On Jul 18 2018

Back in Black

To quote the AC/DC song of the same name, “I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back.” For the first time since 2006, Rockland has an unassigned positive fund balance in its general fund (a surplus). Almost $6.3 million to be exact. While that may not sound...

Standing Up to Hate

As many of you know on Saturday, June 30th there was an incident of hate on a Transport of Rockland bus in Orangetown. But that phrase, “incident of hate” doesn’t fully describe what happened, a woman hurled disgusting racial and ethnic epithets at fellow...

Today in History – July 9, 1777 – Brigadier General George Clinton Elected as the First Governor of the Independent State of New York

On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brigadier General George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clinton would go on to become New York’s longest-serving governor, as well as the longest-serving governor in the United States, holding the post...
Posted On Jul 09 2018

Finding A Way

Believe it or not, Rockland County is finding ways to curb overdevelopment. One of the tools we are using is General Municipal Law (GML) and while GML doesn’t sound that exciting, it is important. Under the State mandated General Municipal Law (GML) application process the...

Depraved Indifference: Bronx Teen Massacred

On the night of June 20th 2018, 15 year old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz [Jr.] was massacred with machetes and knives in a blood thirsty attack by several young men in his neighborhood “Bodega” [Grocery store] on the corner of 526 E. 183rd Street in the Bronx. The killers...
Posted On Jun 26 2018