Topic: Political Profiles

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FALL 2021 We are coming back to you

WE ARE COMING BACK FALL 2021. Get ready for a whole new experience with our site and more news and opinions of our readers than ever before! Continue reading.

Historical Society of Rockland’s Flashback Friday: Advice to young men

Flashback Friday: Week of July 24Journal News – July 23-24, 1970 July 23, 1870 – 150 YEARS AGORockland County JournalADVICE TO YOUNG MEN       A lady who signs herself… Continue reading.

MTA Launches ‘Operation Respect’ to Promote Universal Mask Compliance Systemwide; 1M addt’l Free Masks donated by NYS

Multi-Layered Strategy Includes Launch of New MTA Volunteer ‘Mask Force’ & Additional 1 Million Free Masks Secured for Customers As New York City Enters Phase 4 

MTA Launches New ‘Show Your Fellow Riders Respect’ PSA from Actor and Activist Rosie… Continue reading.

Senator David Carlucci Helps Pass Legislation to Combat Housing Discrimination

(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) helped pass legislation (S.6874A) in the New York State Senate to address housing discrimination. 

The bill ensures real estate agents who deny individuals or families the dignity of choosing their… Continue reading.

NYS sets up testing site in Ramapo

July 22, 2020. 

Dear Rocklandpost, 

When New York began to reopen, we expected to see the infection rate go up as people moved about. That has not happened. What happened was far better: The infection rate keeps going… Continue reading.

Middletown Family-Owned Farm Featured in ‘O’ Magazine

Finding Home Farms made the ‘O List’ for American-made products in latest issue

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (July 20, 2020) – Finding Home Farms, a family-owned business in Middletown, N.Y., was recently featured in the July/August issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.… Continue reading.

FROM THE DESK OF ROCKLAND EXEC. ED DAY: THIS SUMMER BE TICK-FREE TO PREVENT TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2020

THIS SUMMER BE TICK-FREE TO PREVENT TICK-BORNE ILLNESSES

New City, NY, – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you spend time outside this… Continue reading.

“SCREENINGS UNDER THE STARS” DRIVE-IN MOVIES 1st TIME AT RYE PLAYLAND FRI JULY 31 TICKETS ONLINE

A ticketed, pre-sale event for the first time at the historic park

(Ardsley, N.Y.) – For the first time, the Playland parking lot will be transformed into a drive-in theater, presenting Aladdin (PG, 2019) on Friday, July 31 and Dolittle… Continue reading.

Update from Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee COVID-19 and Free Rabies shots for pet owners

Dear Friends,  With the Hudson Valley region in phase 4 of re-opening and rising COVID-19 cases across the country,  it is important to continue to keep up social distancing, washing hands (30 seconds) and mask wearing.  Our continued efforts help New York… Continue reading.

NYS Coronavirus Update: NY To Deliver PPE to Atlanta — COVID Rental Assistance Program — Special Enrollment Period Extended

July 15, 2020. Dear Rocklandpost, When New York was in need, volunteers from around the country came here to help, and many states sent supplies. We vowed we would pay that generosity forward. At the request of Atlanta… Continue reading.

Desk of NY Senator David Carlucci on State Guidance on School reopening and Covid-19

Dear Rocklandpost readers,

On July 26, we celebrate 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. The ADA is a pivotal civil rights law, which removes barriers for people with disabilities and ensures… Continue reading.

Blackout NYC 1977

The 25-hour blackout of 1977 on July 13-4 saw riots and looting that was unprecedented in New York City. Con Ed’s New York City grid went fully dark due to a lightening strike that hit the Buchanan Station transformer, only… Continue reading.

Update from the desk of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

Dear Friend:

As Westchester and Rockland continue in Phase 4 of reopening, here are some of the ways I am working to keep the Lower Hudson Valley safe and secure:

  • Securing At-Risk Nonprofits
  • Protecting International Students
  • Supporting Local Arts Organizations… Continue reading.

Nyack businesses close, pause and await safe dining and shopping

Irinini Jewelry in Nyack has permanently closed. There upstate location is still open and their website is available for orders.Nyack has lost Pie Lady and Son, Karma Restaurant. Joe and Joe’s is closed for covid with plans to reopen when… Continue reading.

Nyack’s Pride Center proper pronouns for inclusion

Rockland County Pride Center· 7 hrs ·  

Once upon a time, we didn’t have intentional language for some of the most important people in our lives. When we finally did, the validation allowed them to flourish in their… Continue reading.

FOUND GOAT IN CLARKSTOWN

**Found Goat**Our officers located this goat in the area of Eagle Ridge Way and Kingsgate Parkway in Nanuet. He was handled with “kid” gloves by the officers on scene, as they could tell how baaaaad the goat felt. He has… Continue reading.

Update from the desk of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

July 14, 2020.

Dear Rocklandpost, 

New Yorkers showed incredible regard for one another throughout this pandemic, which resulted in huge progress in the fight against the virus. But now complacency and lack of compliance pose a threat. 

Here’s a true… Continue reading.

Westchester County Human Rights Commission to Host Virtual Panel Discussion Entitled “Acknowledging Racism & Bringing a Path Forward”

Opening Remarks by County Executive George Latimer will be followed by a panel discussion.

(White Plains, NY) – The Westchester County Human Rights Commission is hosting a kick-off discussion entitled “Acknowledging Racism and Building a Path Forward.” The virtual event… Continue reading.

NYS SENATE’S UPCOMING HEARING SCHEDULE

Sen. David Carlucci6 hrs · 

A series of joint legislative hearings will be held to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted New York State. We will focus on higher education, residential health care facilities (nursing homes), hospitals, the primary elections,… Continue reading.

Hope not Handcuffs-Hudson Valley

Hope Not Handcuffs – Hudson Valley (HNHHV) is a collaboration among local police departments and specially trained community volunteers who work together to help people battling substance use disorder get the treatment they need.

Annette Kahrs, President of the… Continue reading.

Happy Quarantine Days…wear a mask, stay apart and be kind

Stay safe and stop the spread. Wear a mask, stay apart and be kind.

editor@rocklandpost.com to submit your column, idea or photos

We are updating our site for Fall 2020.

We are focusing on local happenings, personal essays, videos, features,… Continue reading.

Happy Quarantine Days, wear a mask, stay 6ft apart and be kind

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Holidays everywhere. Praise to god and happy new year. Be Safe out there. The Rocklandpost wishes you a peaceful and joyous day with your loved ones or the ones that need your love.

 

MALE PASSENGER IN WOMAN’S CAR PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER IN WESCHESTER

DAVID ROJAS PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER OF YONKERS WOMAN

March 29, 2018— Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that David Rojas (DOB 02/08/1979) of Yonkers pleaded guilty Thursday to Attempted Murder… Continue reading.

Chiropractor accused of breaking 3 month old girls’ 28 ribs and causing brain injury in Ohio

 

A dad said his little girl’s serious injuries were the result of an accident, but investigators are saying its more criminal than that.

A 3-month-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital by her new mother in… Continue reading.

NYS Senate Passes Senator Carlucci’s ‘Bryan Johnson’s Law’

 

Legislation named in memory of Ossining drowning victim would allow judges to consider previous intoxicated boating accidents in DWI sentencing

 

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate on Monday unanimously passed Bryan Johnson’s Law,… Continue reading.

YONKERS MAN ARRAIGNED ON 91 COUNTS STEMMING FROM VIOLATING ORDERS OF PROTECTION

March 19, 2018­–Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Talib Waters (DOB 06/22/87) of Yonkers has been arraigned on 91 counts, among them one count of Bribing a Witness, six counts of Criminal Contempt in… Continue reading.

SINCERE SMITH OF NEW ROCHELLE PLEADS GUILTY TO ROBBERY IN OSSINING

March 20, 2018– Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sincere Smith (DOB 05/10/95) pleaded guilty Monday to Robbery in the First Degree, a class B felony, for a robbery that took place in the Village of… Continue reading.

WHITE PLAINS MAN FOUND GUILTY IN ENGAGING IN SEX WITH A CHILD IN RYE

WHITE PLAINS MAN FOUND GUILTY IN ENGAGING IN SEX WITH A CHILD

 

March 14, 2018 — Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today Jard Hobbs (DOB 05/05/73) was convicted of engaging in a course… Continue reading.

ANDRE COVERDALE PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS MOTHER IN YONKERS

ANDRE COVERDALE PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS MOTHER

 

March 15, 2018–Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that Andre Coverdale (DOB 12/18/88), who has no known address, pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in… Continue reading.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says “Open Government is Good Government”

Day: Open Government is Good Government

New City, NY – As part of Sunshine Week and on National Freedom of Information Day, Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced changes to the Rocklandgov.com website to make it easier for residents to… Continue reading.

SENATOR CARLUCCI TOLLPAYER PROTECTION ACT PASSED BY NYS SENATE

Albany, NY - Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti's (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) Toll Payer Protection Act passed in the New York State Senate Thursday. Continue reading.

Parolee Kim Vasquez Made Threats Toward Rockland Co. Clerk Piperato’s Office

 BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

CLARKSTOWN –  Rockland Sheriff’s Dept arrested Kim Vasquez, 37-year-old male from Austin TX on charges of making terrorist threat (felony) and aggravated harassment (misdeameanor)

 

Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco announced the arrest of Vasquez… Continue reading.

Phelps Hospital hosts Boy Scout Troop from Briarcliff Manor

On Saturday, February 17th, the Hoch Center for Emergency Education hosted a local Boy Scout Troop from Briarcliff Manor for a training session in CPR. The boys and their scout leaders were taught the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and… Continue reading.

From Ramapo Police Dept.: Police say they were not wanted at Educational Summit, Chief kicked out

From the Town of Ramapo Police Department added 2 new photos.

POLICE NOT WANTED. You will NOT believe this! This morning, the Chief of Ramapo Police, and his Command Staff LT in charge of our school-based policing,… Continue reading.

NYACK’S FAMOUS PENGUIN PLUNGE EVENT STARTS AT NOON TOMORROW, SUNDAY

We are ready to see you today from Noon to Two O’clock at Nyack Memorial Park.

PLUNGE IS AT 1:30PM

Elle Fishman and Sebsation Scully look forward to meeting you next weekend!

 

By Carol Mcilmurray

The wait for the… Continue reading.

UPDATED: Rockland Power Outage Update March 9, 2018

Update on Rockland outage numbers from the County Executives office.

 

County-wide Rockland has now to 5,581 with out power since last update.

The largest clusters of homes and businesses with power are:

Clarkstown with 2144

Chestnut Ridge with 1022… Continue reading.

NY National Guard Deploying to Rockland

From the desk of Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day announced that Rockland County has been communicating with the Governor’s office and the process of deploying the NY National Guard to Rockland has… Continue reading.

SNOW TOTALS WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND DIRECT FROM DISTRICTS

Westchester County Executive George Latimer wants heads of ConEdison and NYSEG to step down after this week’s storm response

In too many workplaces around the country, coming out as trans is a fireable offense. But this ruling affirms that that is illegal, setting an important precedent confirming that transgender people are protected by the Civil Rights Act. Continue reading.

South Nyack down tree sparks big blackout in the Rivertown village

 

From a South Nyack Resident;

Tree down on major wires in South Nyack. Massive blackout.

Please conserve energy and use extra blankets. Contact police early for warming center infomation.

Statement from County Executive Ed Day on March 7th snow storm in Rockland County

Statement from County Executive Ed Day on today’s storm:

“We are asking the people of Rockland County to exercise the biggest dose of common sense they can. Unless it is absolutely necessary please do not go out on the roads,… Continue reading.

GOVERNOR DECLARES TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE TODAY

Travel Advisory In Effect for All Areas East of I-81

Tractor Trailers to be Banned on New York State Thruway from Exit 36 in Syracuse to the New York City Line

Other Tractor Trailer Restrictions Include Portions of I-88, I-84,… Continue reading.

Ellen Jaffee announces re-election campaign at Jane’s on Main in Pearl River

By Carol McIlmurray

PEARL RIVER-As the first Nor’easter of March 2018 settled over Rockland, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee packed Pearl River’s Main St. cafe ‘Jane on Main’ with about 50 supporters to announce her re-election campaign on March 4.

Jaffee, elected… Continue reading.

STORM UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE, SUNDAY MARCH 4

STORM UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE

States of Emergency:

  • Village of Scarsdale
  • Village of Bronxville
  • Town of Yorktown
  • Town of Somers
  • Town of North Salem
  • Village Pelham
  • Town of Lewisboro

Mass Care: Shelters, Warming Centers, and Charging… Continue reading.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER STATEMENT ON NYSEG STORM RESPONSE

“While thousands of Westchester residents slept in homes with no heat, power or hot water and in some cases with live wires down around them- NYSEG officials stopped responding to emails and calls, and became totally unresponsive.  The people… Continue reading.

PIERMONT MAYOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TODAY DUE TO POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES

Village of Piermont, New York

2 hrs From the desk of Mayor Bruce Tucker,

After meeting with the Police Chief, Fire Chief, and head of the DPW, Mayor Tucker is declaring a State of Emergency in the Village of Piermont,… Continue reading.

JACK-KNIFED TRAILER LEAVES NEW TZB AT STANDSTILL TODAY

Stay away from the TZ bridge…jackknife tractor tailor and oh yea theres a Noreaster!!!! I’ve been sitting here for an hour. ☹😣😢 

TO WATCH THE VIDEO GO TO FACEBOOK.COM/LANDPOST

Like us to get updates like this. Be careful today,… Continue reading.

Truck crashes in pole at Nyack High School field house entrance

From a reliable reader:

Truck crashed into pole at entrance to Nyack High School field house just as the rocklandpost.com reader was picking up family at the Nyack High School. The reader reported when the group got back to Oak… Continue reading.

OSSINING PARENTS CALL ON STATE TO GIVE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE FUNDING THE STUDENTS DESERVE

March 1- Ossining for Fair Funding is calling on New York State Elected Officials to address and fix the severe state underfunding of the District.  With the release of the Executive Budget, and past unsubstantial action by Albany, the… Continue reading.

POSSIBLE COYOTE ATTACK AGAINST THREE SOMERS’ SHEEP

POSSIBLE COYOTE ATTACK ON THREE SHEEP AT MUSCOOT FARM

SOMERS, NY

(Somers, New York) March 1-  Farm staff at Muscoot Farm went to do morning farm chores today and noticed a sheep laying in the field and two others… Continue reading.

Jaffe invites you to Jane’s Cafe in Pearl River this Sunday for re-election campaign

All are invited to attend Ellen Jaffee’s Re-election Campaign kickoff this Sunday afternoon, March 4th at 3:30 PM at Jane Cafe 40 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965 For more information call 845-517-9881.

ROCKLAND COUNTY GOVERNMENT DOES THE RIGHT THING FOR VETERANS

Members of the Legislator are joined by Suffern Mayor Ed Markunas and Ed Day to reaffirm Veteran’s tax exemption and discounts remain indefinitely at the County Building

 

New City, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day held a signing… Continue reading.

FLU CASES RISING ACROSS STATE – GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

FLU CASES RISING ACROSS STATE – GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

NEW CITY, NY – – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are urging everyone six months and older to receive a flu vaccine… Continue reading.

Public Health State of Emergency Declared, County is providing free flu shots

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State, noting that increased access and convenience for those seeking the flu vaccine is critical as the number of reported cases continues to rise.

The flu… Continue reading.

THOM KLEINER HIRED BY WESTCHESTER CO EXEC GEORGE LATIMER

Former Orangetown Supervisor to head up Workforce Development in Westchester and Putnam Counties

By Carol McIlmurray

“I am excited to share that I have been appointed by new Westchester County Executive George Latimer as the Executive Director of the Westchester-Putnam… Continue reading.

Spook Rock Yeshiva in Ramapo Vote gets pushed off due to civic involvement, board to vote at next hearing.

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

RAMAPO- An 18,000 Square Foot Yeshiva Dormitory on Spook Rock road near Slemmer Lane nearly passed planning board, read about it here.

  Continue reading.

This SUNDAY 2-5PM TRIVIA AT MURTY’S IN PEARL RIVER TO HELP PENGUIN PLUNGE KIDS

Do you like helping local kids? Do you like Trivia and a fun night out with 2-6 friends or want to meet some new ones? Then come to Murty's on Central Ave. in Pearl River. Continue reading.

25 PICTURES: Sun starts to melt last night’s Snowfall TAPPAN, PIERMONT, NYACK

Rockland is beautiful! Please share! The morning after a quick Saturday night storm that fell at a rate of apporox. 2 inches an hour for 2-3 hours. Continue reading.

Toney Earl Jr. honored at Spring Valley NAACP’s Black History Celebration

Toney Earl Jr. Honored at Louis Kurtz Center in Spring Valley

Statement from Earl Jr. founder of M.A.D.E., a transitional program for African American youth that help enable them to become the leaders of their own future. www.made-transitions.org

“It’s… Continue reading.

LTE:Net Neutrality V. FCC; Is the internet under attack? This letter is circulating the internet.

Letter to the Editor

The internet is under attack by the FCC once again. (https://www.longlivethenet.com/) They will not quit. Only this time, the FCC is closer than ever to its ultimate goal, handing the Internet over to giant ISPs like… Continue reading.

Ed Day releases position on Orange and Rockland Gas and Electric price Hikes

Special Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Orange and Rockland’s Proposed Rate Hikes

“Anybody in charge of an organization understands that costs do go up but I find it extremely troubling that at the same time the federal… Continue reading.

Day: County Retiree Health Insurance Switch being Re-evaluate

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day announced that Rockland County will re-evaluate the proposed retiree health insurance plan change to Aetna Insurance from the New York State Health Insurance Plan provided by the Empire Plan. Continue reading.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Cuomo gets new puppy names him “Captain” and then holds a press conference

Gov. Andrew Cuomo poses with his Siberian puppy, Captain, at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration introduced his new dog on Monday at the Executive Mansion in Albany. He jokingly announced “Cappy” as the newest member… Continue reading.

NYS Healthcare single-payer reform passes Senate and Assembly, Gov. Cuomo to sign/veto, read actual bill here

This bill would create a universal single payer health plan -New York Health - to provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers. Continue reading.

Westchester County Exec law to ban Gun Shows on County property passes Legislation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed legislation Monday that prohibits the sale of guns on any county property. Continue reading.

Carlucci bill to stop ‘black market’ baby formula and OTC medicine passes Senate floor again, NYS Assembly to act

ALBANY, NY– Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced the Senate has passed his legislation, S-4048, which is aimed at keeping household products off the black market. The bill outlaws the sale of products like baby formula, aspirin, and ibuprofen by anyone… Continue reading.

Sen. David Carlucci calls on Gov. Cuomo to increase $26.8B NYS 2018 Education Budget

Senator David Carlucci is calling on the Governor to find more funding for education in the 2018-2019 budget.

Gov. Cuomo is proposing $26.4 billion go towards education, but Sen. Carlucci and education advocates are saying… Continue reading.

KEY BANK ROBBERY IN NEW CITY GETS HANDED OVER TO THE FBI; BANK REMAINS CLOSED

Friday afternoon’s New City Key Bank robbery led to three arrests, and has now been handed over to the FBI for further investigation.  The Key Bank located at 270 Little Tor Rd, New City remains closed for further investigation… Continue reading.

TIDEPOD CHALLENGE GETS NYS LAWMAKERS START NEW LEGISLATION BILL

The Tide Pod Challenge has has gone from fad to new pet project for NYS lawmakers proposing legislation to fight the internet challenge that has had children and adults showing up in hospitals for allergic reactions, etc. Continue reading.

BIG UPDATE: SCHOOL DELAYS THURSDAY MORNING- Rockland County

UPDATES ON SCHOOL DELAYS Continue reading.

Major Pentagon agency does not have paperwork for more than $800million

A rep for Defense Logistics Agency, one of the US Defense Department’s biggest agencies, confirmed Monday that they could not account for more than $800 million that had been budgeted for various construction projects.

2016 audit result were first reported… Continue reading.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY UNVEILS PLAN TO CONTINUE ROCKLAND’S RENAISSANCE

New City, NY - County Executive Day outlined his vision for the future of Rockland County in his fifth annual State of the County message on Tuesday night, the first during his second term as County Executive.

Continue reading.

Twenty five cars crash in “chain” on New Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo Bridge today

New York Transit Authority captures some of today’s halted traffic

Today, a 25-car-pile up delayed travelers and closed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge for a total of three hours.

The first crash was called in about 9:30AM. The chain reaction… Continue reading.

UPDATED: Mario Cuomo/ TZ Bridge can’t handle snow storm; officially closed today for hours; Cuomo helps stranded motorist

A multi-car pile-up, reported by bystander stuck in traffic to be up to eight cars, has officially closed northbound traffic on the new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. Continue reading.

Philly turns into drunken and reckless street violence after Superbowl win, watch the UNREAL live footage here

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After watching some of these videos, you might not want to go the Super Bowl in the near future. 2018's crowd for the champion Eagles had a group of people who had complete disregard for the law, WATCH UNREAL VIDOES HERE Continue reading.

NYS Gov Cuomo Signs Exec. Order Banning All State Agencies and Authorities from Doing Business with Companies that Promote or Tolerate Discrimination

"Governor to Advance Legislation Banning "Gay Panic" as Accepted Legal Defense for Violent Action Based on Victim's Gender, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation"... WATCH VIDEO, SOUND CLOUD HERE Continue reading.