“Ramapo Police Chief Peter Brower retired in September as the highest-paid local government employee, a report Wednesday said. Brower, after 45 years of service, earned $369,088 in the fiscal year that ended March 31, according to the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank in Albany. Brower topped the top 50 list of highest paid local workers. The list included 40 police officers, and 24 of them worked for Nassau County. Ramapo Capt. Thomas Cokeley ranked seventh on the list at $274,143 last fiscal year.” Read the Journal News story here.