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Town Supervisors Form Coalition After Monsey Attack

Jan 9, 2020

There is a coalition forming in New York’s Rockland County on the heels of an attack at a rabbi’s Monsey home.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

As the Ramapo, New York community tries to heal after a machete attack at a rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration, residents and lawmakers in Rockland County strive to find a path forward. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports that path includes smoothing relations between the Orthodox Jewish community and other groups and lawmakers.

Lawmakers Consider Legislation Following Monsey Attack

Dec 31, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Federal and state lawmakers are considering ways to help combat anti-Semitic violence. This comes following the Saturday stabbings during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, in Rockland County, and after similar attacks in New York City and New Jersey. New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a roundtable Monday, where participants discussed needed laws and education.

Two Democratic New York state senators have released a report on code enforcement following a six-month investigation. There are a number of findings and more than 10 legislative recommendations. The report singles out a town in Rockland County for alleged persistent noncompliance.

Former Ramapo Supervisor Is Sentenced

Dec 14, 2017

The former town supervisor of Ramapo in New York’s Rockland County has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison after a jury had found him guilty in a corruption case involving the financing of a local ballpark.

The former town supervisor of Ramapo in New York’s Rockland County has been found guilty in a corruption case involving the financing of a local ball park.

New York’s Department of State has appointed oversight monitors in a town and village in Rockland County. The purpose is to ensure that state building and fire codes are enforced. Lawmakers and officials say there have been deficiencies for years, putting lives at risk.

The Rockland County executive wants the legislature to terminate contracts with an auditing firm. This comes the day after the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the New York-based firm and a senior partner agreed to settle charges that they issued fraudulent audit reports in connection with municipal bond offerings by the Town of Ramapo.

Town Supervisor Is Arrested In Corruption Probe

Apr 14, 2016

A town supervisor in Rockland County has been arrested in connection with the financing of Ramapo's baseball stadium.

There was a murder-suicide Thursday in Rockland County. Police say a husband shot his wife and then himself. Ramapo police say they received a 9-1-1 call shortly after 7 Thursday morning from a man who said he just shot his wife. Police arrived at the Village of Wesley Hills residence, where the couple lived alone, and heard two gunshots. They say 65-year-old John Lord was on the rear deck and had shot himself. They found his 63-year-old wife Irene dead in the bedroom. Police say both had gunshot wounds to the head. Police say the .38 caliber revolver used was registered to Irene Lord.

Courtesy of the Town of Ramapo

The U.S. attorney has sued a town in the Hudson Valley over violations of the Clean Water Act.