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Rockland District Attorney
Rockland County Legislator District 1
Rudolph (Rudy) Schneider Laurent
Rockland County Legislator District 8
Rockland County Legislator District 13
Spring Valley, and parts of Ramapo
Rockland County Legislator District 14
Chestnut Ridge, Spring Valley, Hillcrest, New City and Nanuet
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Ken Zebrowski has served in the New York State Assembly for the past 12 years and is well known throughout Rockland County. He is the very model of what a public servant should be. He is smart, remarkably hardworking and proactive with the capacity to bring people together and make things happen. He always does his homework and seeks out common sense solutions to problematic issues. His forceful personality along with the determination and vigor to take the bull by the horns and clean up the corruption that rules the roost in Rockland, make him the most compelling choice for District Attorney. [Read more…]
“The New York State Education Department announced proposed regulations Friday for academic instruction at nonpublic schools, less than two months after its guidelines with similar goals were blocked by the State Supreme Court.
The issue focuses on enforcing state law requiring that secular studies at private schools — like math science, English and history — be “substantially equivalent” to what’s taught in public schools. Concern has been most focused on certain ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish yeshivas that advocates have reported fail to meet the law or prepare their students for employment and a solid economic future.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia initially issued new guidelines in November that were meant to update previously issued guidelines for enforcing the law. But the court ruled in April that the Education Department failed to follow its own procedure for such specific changes. [Read more…]
“As Rockland County government marked the fourth year of its crackdown on slum housing, Jennifer Rivera said Friday that she pays $520 a month rent for a tiny bedroom inside a rundown, violation-plagued house on Fairview Avenue.
As Health Department inspectors walked through the house with hopes of forcing the landlord to clean it up, Rivera said she and 11 other people live with rats, mice, and other animals entering though the attic and wood flooring softened by moisture.
Inspectors have cited the manager/owner Moshe Landau for 48 violations of the county sanitary code, including operation of an illegal boarding house, exposed piping and wires, mold and chipped paint, and garbage on the front lawn.” [Read more…]
“Ramapo officials and state code watchdogs came under criticism Thursday for lackluster enforcement and bending to special interests during a state Senate hearing in Newburgh.
Gordon Wren Jr., the county’s retired emergency services coordinator who chairs the grassroots watchdog group CUPON Rockland, led the critique along with state Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, and, to a lesser degree, Rockland Deputy Health Commissioner Catherine Johnson Southern, who oversees enforcement of the county sanitary code under the Rockland Codes Initiative.
The hearing was held in Newburgh Armory before the Senate’s Investigations and Government Operations Committee, which is chaired by Democrat James Skoufis, whose district includes Stony Point and Haverstraw. [Read more…]
Here are the Election Results for the East Ramapo and Suffern School Districts. The numbers for the budget results are unofficial, but both budgets passed. We would like to congratulate the winners and all the candidates participating.
Suffern Central School District
Budget passed 2,844 to 799.
Matt Kern and Chris Nicpon were elected to the board.
East Ramapo Central School District
Budget passed 2,922 to 1,892
Ashley Leveille, Yehuda Weissmandl, and Bernard Charles were elected to the board.
On Tuesday, May 21, please go out and vote for Eric Goodwin and Ashley Leveille for positions on the East Ramapo School Board.
Please note that you will have to write in Eric’s name in the space on the ballot marked Write In. After you have written in his name make sure that you also fill in the oval space next to the name. The marked oval is needed to count your vote. For Ashley you only have to fill in the oval. SEE BELOW:
The reasons for our endorsements follow here:
This year there are two open seats on the Suffern School Board and four candidates running for those seats. The candidates are Jeanette Kunow, Cheryl Valenti, Matt Kern, and Dr. Chris Nicpon. All four candidates willingly agreed to an interview and described their qualifications, positions on the issues, and motivations for running in an honest and open manner, without reservation. We believe that all four candidates are valued members of the community with good intentions who will make excellent school board members if elected.
It was a tough decision but after much discussion we ultimately decided to endorse Jeanette Kunow and Cheryl Valenti. [Read more…]
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…]