Monday June 6–There will be a CUPON (Citizens United to Protect Our Neighborhoods) meeting at 7pm at the new firehouse on Red Schoolhouse Rd. Special guests include Gordon Wren Director of the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Commission and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart.
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Rockland inspectors will attempt to enter 16 of more than 50 schools targeted for state mandated fire and safety inspections on Monday, but the response by the schools is still unknown
From the Journal News this morning.
County Executive Ed Day says private schools will get advance knowledge of inspections Monday and if administrators deny entry the county will seek court orders to enter the buildings with police
Rockland inspectors were denied access to most yeshivas overdue for fire and safety code inspections on Thursday, as a standoff grew between the private religious schools and the county executive. [Read more…]
Take a look at the graphic above from web designer Joseph Johansen. America is more densely populated today than ever before, and the first obvious signs of this new crowding includes buildings that are closer together, people present in larger numbers, and lines of cars on the road that just keep growing. [Read more…]
A newly formed group of Rockland yeshivas has warned County Executive Ed Day that they believe his zeal for inspecting private schools violates the U.S. Constitution.
Members of what is being called the School Religious Freedom Coalition want a meeting with the state education commissioner to discuss a “reasonable” plan for carrying out fire and safety code inspections at local private schools.
Dennis Lynch, an attorney for the group, said organization members support the need for inspections and having safe schools for students but believe Day’s goal is to limit the growth of private schools. [Read more…]
Last night, on the front page of LoHud’s web version of The Journal News, a strange Community View titled “In Defense of Christopher St. Lawrence” was posted by Matthew I. Brennan. The logic was twisted, key facts were not checked by either Brennan or the editors, and the astounding conclusion was that the U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was very disrespectful even if he was on sound legal ground.
Here’s the opening paragraph: “In all fairness, I consider the 30-page indictment against Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and former Ramapo Local Development Corporation executive director and assistant town attorney N. Aaron Troodler a vindication of the supervisor’s administration.”
A vindication? Is Brennan suggesting that a good way to let everyone know what a great job you’re doing is to get yourself hauled out of your house, pre-dawn, in handcuffs, dragged off to a Federal Court, and there have about two dozen of your crimes read to you, your fans, and the press? [Read more…]