Like taking candy from a baby, the 2013 sequestration deprived Rockland County kids when Head Start of Rockland lost federal funding last year for a summer program for four year olds. Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced on Wednesday that those funds had been restored as part of a $4.9 million competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Our water, how much we keep for ourselves — and how much more UWNY wants Rocklander’s to pay for it — are in the news.
The New York State Public Service Commission will hold Rate Case Public Hearings on Wed in West Nyack 4/23 and Thurs 4/24 in Ramapo to hear comments about United Water’s proposed 24.5% rate increase and an 8% surcharge to cover project development costs associated with the Haverstraw Desalination plant.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the origins for some of our water problems go back 60 years.
by Bill Batson
When my niece hears the word “Palisades,” she thinks of shopping at the local mall that has appropriated the name. But in recent news coverage, the Palisades in question constitutes an imperiled natural landmark according to conservationists.
by Frank LoBuono
The bus stop is located on the edge of town. As far as bus stops go, it is better than most. Situated on a corner at a traffic light, it is handsomely landscaped with two wooden benches and a well-made, low stone wall to sit on while waiting for the bus. Thanks to the two large trees that share the space, it is also nicely shaded. Unlike most bus stops that tend to be cramped, dirty places, this one is open, airy, and welcoming. However, it does have one thing in common with the others; the people who ride the bus.
by Dan White
On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5-4 that there should be no aggregate limit on the amount of money someone can give to individual candidates, effectively eliminating one of the last remaining restrictions on political campaign contributions. How will this play out over time? Dan White says “ask the fatcats.”
For over a century, our region has been home to extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
Meet abstract painter Diane Churchill
“It was a huge struggle to become an artist, to believe in myself at a time when there were no women artists in the art books, the galleries or the museums.”
Have no fear, winter weary river villagers, Earth Day is here. It’s time to grab your green gear and celebrate the planet. Here is a guide to a number of fun, educational, earth-wise events in the upcoming weeks, including lectures, films, clean ups and flea markets,
NyackNewsAndViews has a limited number of 2014 paid summer internships.
Looking for something to do this summer where you can hone your writing, photographic or Wordpress skills and change the world? Sure, that’s a big promise. But like many opportunities, it can be what you make of it!
It’s a unique summer job with flexible hours that let’s you earn some publishing cred while making a little extra cash. This year we’re looking for writers, wannabe Wordpress wunderkinds and marketing interns, too.
by Bill Batson
According to Piermont Historical Society President Richard Esnard, the exhibition train has not left this historic railroad station. “Village of Piermont Trustees want to lease the interior of the station for commercial or residential use,” Esnard said. On May 1, the Piermont Historical Society is holding a benefit to secure the funds to derail the plan to rent the station. Esnard believes that with community support, the future of this local history resource will stay on track.
War is hell — and so is paying income tax. War was also the rationale for the first US Income tax, introduced by Abraham Lincoln, a guy who otherwise has a pretty good rep as American presidents go. Honest Abe signed the Revenue Act of 1861, a three percent flat tax enacted to pay for the Civil War.