Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee

Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor in November.

A state-appointed fiscal monitor has made a number of recommendations concerning a beleaguered school district in Rockland County. He is recommending state oversight of the school board, and state lawmakers were meeting this afternoon to discuss how to craft legislation to make it happen.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

When President Obama visited Westchester Wednesday to spotlight the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, he talked about how the project benefitted from an expedited review process. He also mentioned a large federal loan that came through. But some state and local lawmakers says there is still a big unknown: the toll price.

NYS Lawmakers To Hold Budget Meeting In Rockland

Feb 20, 2014
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Some New York state lawmakers are hosting their annual state budget meeting in Rockland County Thursday afternoon.

Alec Baldwin Hosts Panel On Indian Point

Oct 7, 2013
Dorice Arden Madronero

Actor Alec Baldwin hosted a panel Friday evening in Rockland County on the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A state assemblywoman and the president of an environmental group were among those on the panel, calling for the shutdown of Indian Point.

The panel discussion, “Driving Without a License: Indian Point at the Crossroads,” was presented by the nonprofit Radiation and Public Health Project, with which Alec Baldwin has been connected for some time. However, Baldwin says this marks his first activist role specifically pertaining to Westchester-based Indian Point.

Alec Baldwin To Host Panel About Indian Point

Oct 4, 2013

Actor Alec Baldwin is hosting a panel discussion Friday evening in New York’s Rockland County. The event is presented by the Radiation and Public Health Project. The topic is the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

A report compiled for an opponent of a proposed water supply project in Rockland County, New York says a serious look at alternatives has been missing in the debate. The report’s author says a viable alternative to the more than $120 million project can be brought to the table.

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The Hudson Valley chapter of a national mothers group that wants Congress to pass gun safety measures is setting up a lemonade stand Tuesday in Rockland County.

PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings

Aug 22, 2013
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After many calls to reschedule public hearings regarding Rockland County’s controversial water plans, New York’s Public Service Commission has come up with new dates.