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Lowey Statement on House Republican Tax Plan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the House Republican tax plan released today:   “Slashing the state and local tax deduction is a nonstarter. I support efforts to make the tax code fairer and to put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but this proposal would have the opposite effect for many of my constituents. I hope Republicans invite Democrats into the tax reform process and begin working with us on reforms that will grow the economy, create jobs, and improve the financial security of New Yorkers.…

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Breaking News… Shadowy Facebook Page Claims that Town of Ramapo Supervisor Candidate Bill Weber has a Job!

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Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in the Town of Ramapo the scandalous revelation that Bill Weber may actually hold down a job and other posts started to appear a little more than a week before the election on a Facebook page called "The truth about Bill Weber". According to the Facebook page, it seems that Town of Ramapo Supervisor Candidate Bill Weber actually does indeed hold down a full-time job as a CFO! We were able to independently verify the fact that Bill Weber does indeed have a job.  The post goes on to show two…

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NYS Audit: Bullying in School Often Goes Under or UnReported

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Participate in our poll on bullying below. The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was signed by former Governor David Paterson in 2010 and became effective on July 1, 2012.  DASA was enacted to attempt to provide a school environment free of discrimination, harassment and bullying.  One component of the act requires that incidences be reported however many schools across the state have failed to properly implement the act or have reported absolutely zero incidences of bullying according to a new audit from the Office of the State Comptroller. With bullying becoming a very serious issue across the country, parents often…

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Callous Las Vegas Comments by CBS Legal Exec. Expose What We’ve Become

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In the face of tragedy in this country, decent people set aside politics and personal agendas and come together to help and to be supportive of victims. We pray, we donate, we take action, we offer solace to those who need it most. The tragedy in Las Vegas wasn't even 24 hours old when Hayley Geftman-Gold, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Strategic Transactions at CBS posted an extremely callous comment on Facebook: “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country…

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Deirdra O’Connor Write-In Candidate for RC Executive on Schools, Eruvin & Sain Building

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My name is Deirdra O’Connor and I am running for Rockland County Executive as a write in.  I am an action person who has the executive leadership skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with our leaders and communities to solve problems, as well as, implement visionary goals created together. I have chosen not to align with any political party or special interest group because I believe that is a big part of the problem in Rockland. System leaders understand that no one system operates in isolation and we are only as strong as our weakest link. Every town operates as…

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7-Day Weather Forecast 10-2-2017

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Today Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 45. Calm wind. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Calm wind. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night Clear, with a low around 57. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Friday Partly sunny, with a high…

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Las Vegas Shooting Leaves 50 Dead, Over 200 Injured

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More than 50 people were killed and 100 injured when what appears to be a lone gunman opened fire from a perch high up in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday night, police said. The "nonstop gunfire," according to one witness, sent bystanders outside the resort on the Vegas strip ducking for cover and scrambling for their lives. Tourists hid in their hotel rooms and flights headed into the McCarran International Airport were held elsewhere. Bystanders sprang into action, caring for the wounded and at least one described someone dying in their arms. One video showed…

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7 Day Weather Forecast 9-27-2017

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Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 9 to 13 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. North wind 6 to 9 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low…

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Meet the Concerned Taxpayer–RCC Meeting Video Raises Serious Questions

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Joseph Rand contacted us today to respond to the article that we published yesterday. “Mr. Dale has raised some issues that are worthy of review.  I believe that they are being addressed however, the review is still in progress.” Dennis Dale, started his career as an NYPD officer before deciding to become one of New York’s Bravest when he joined the FDNY where he was assigned to Manhattan’s elite Rescue 1 in Hell’s Kitchen.  Now retired, Dennis Dale 74, has served on the RCC Foundation Board for approximately 13 years.  During his tenure, Mr. Dale has raised more than $250,000…

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Rockland Community College Automotive Technology Center Lease has Concerned Taxpayer Asking Questions—RCC Trustee Belittles & Bullies Him

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Answers and Transparency Would Help, Subsequent Action Taken By RCC Needs to Be Addressed This is the first in a series of articles on this topic. Concerned taxpayers, one of whom has spent countless hours raising money for The Rockland Community College Foundation have come forward and are asking some interesting questions about the lease signed in 2015 for the RCC Automotive Technology Center in Orangetown. On November 10, 2015 Dr. Woods, then President of Rockland Community College signed a lease for the `new Automotive Technology Center located at 37 Ramland Road in Orangetown. The lease states that the college…

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