Journal News year-end update of the situation in the Ramapo Hamlets.
“Billy Cuomo and his wife are throwing in the towel and plan on moving after 37 years of living in a town-owned house in the secluded Hamlets of Ramapo.
They and their neighbors are facing the inevitable, as Ramapo officials are leaning toward eventually selling the 20 acres of Torne Valley land where more than a dozen families live, to slash expenses and get out of the landlord business.
“I don’t want to give up my homestead,” said Cuomo, a 70-year-old retired machinist and school custodian. “But I can’t live like this with the uncertainty of month to month. I’d like to stay another seven or eight years. I don’t know how much time I really have.” [Read more…]