The Sarah Wallace investigation of the continuing illegal housing and political corruption in Ramapo and Spring Valley can be seen here. (Scroll down on the index page–NBC video is on the left side.)
The next CUPON of Chestnut Ridge meeting will be held on May 7, 2019 at 7 PM at the Faist Ambulance Corp Building at 7PM. Please join us and bring a friend, someone who has not attended before. We want to increase our numbers and ensure that everyone is aware of issues that impact all who reside in Chestnut Ridge. [Read more…]
“A grassroots organization has hit the village with its second legal action looking to block a law that allows residential houses of worship across the community.
In a federal action, Citizens United to Protect our Neighborhoods, known as CUPON, and several residents claim the Board of Trustees violated the constitutional rights of secular residents by using land-use regulations to provide exclusively for the religious needs of Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish residents.
The request for an injunction claims officials adopted a proposal largely drafted by the Orthodox Jewish Coalition of Chestnut Ridge. [Read more…]
“Embroiled in a competitive contest for Rockland County district attorney, Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski unveiled a plan Thursday to defend tenants and prosecute landlords whose violation-ridden buildings and schools endanger lives.
Zebrowski said as district attorney he would break with the tradition of deputizing all municipalities to prosecute building and fire code violations that jeopardize the safety of tenants, students, responding firefighters and police.
He said he also would establish a task force to protect the rights of tenants from what he called “predatory landlords” who exploit poor people and potentially illegal residents. [Read more…]
“An appeal effort by deposed Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence was slapped down by a three-judge appeals panel on Monday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals panel unanimously rejected each of St. Lawrence’s five claims, which included insufficient evidence, the length of his sentence and alleged juror misconduct.
St. Lawrence and his lawyers filed the appeal of his conviction and sentence in 2017.
In rendering their decision, the judges referred to St. Lawrence’s comment that it would take “a magician” to reach the numbers he gave to Moody’s Investors Services. Such statements were “sufficient to support St. Lawrence’s convictions.”
Read the complete LoHud coverage here.
The Rockland County Times
by Joel Grossbarth
“The newly elected mayor and trustees in Airmont had a tough first day in office following their close March 19 victory over the write-in campaign led by former mayor Phil Gigante.
The newly elected Mayor Nathan Bubel took the oath of office at noon and then presided over his first Board of Trustees meeting hours later. However, few could have foreseen what was coming. [Read more…]
CUPON April Meeting Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM William P. Faist Ambulance Corps. 3 Red Schoolhouse Rd.
Message from Hilda Kogut to all Chestnut Ridge residents (March 2019):
Hello Chestnut Ridge residents- so much has happened in the last few weeks that it makes one wonder where to start. Let’s start with the Election! First, thanks to all who got out and voted. Not enough of us, however, and the difference in the vote leaves us wondering why the difference between the incumbents and our candidates was only 200 votes. But the positive here is that more voters came out AGAIN, than ever before in a Village election. And, that this was the First time there was ever a contest in an election for Trustee in this Village. [Read more…]