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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he spoke with Orthodox Jewish leaders Wednesday morning to come up with an action plan to contain the spread of COVID-19 clusters. A second discussion to set the outreach plan in motion was slated for 3 Wednesday afternoon. Cuomo says 20 zip codes in the state have high infection rates. Among the highest are three locations in Orange and Rockland Counties.

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 former mayor of a suburban New York village has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking bribes. Noramie Jasmin was mayor of Spring Valley when an FBI operative, posing as a developer, gave her $5,000 and a 50 percent stake in a project.

Federal Judge Colleen McMahon told Jasmin on Friday that she had violated the trust of her constituents, especially young women seeking a role model.

Residents Sue To Have Mayor Ousted From Office

Jan 20, 2015
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Three residents of a Rockland County village have filed suit against the mayor, alleging misconduct and abuse of authority. They want him removed from office.

FBI Agents Descend Upon A Town Hall In Rockland County

May 15, 2013
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SUFFERN, N.Y. (AP) — The FBI says agents with a search warrant entered a town hall in the Hudson Valley Wednesday and told employees to leave for the day.

Village Mayor, Deputy Mayor Face Bribery Charges

Apr 3, 2013

In Rockland County the mayor and deputy mayor of the Village of Spring Valley face bribery charges in connection with a Spring Valley Real Estate Project Conspiracy, which, according to the filed complaint, alleges the two accepted money and property in exchange for using their official positions to approve a real estate deal in which the mayor had an undisclosed financial interest. According to the Manhattan U.S.


After being charged with bribery in a real-estate development scheme as part of a larger political corruption case in New York, it is still unclear whether the mayor of Rockland County’s Spring Valley will remain in office.

Village of Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret face bribery and mail fraud charges in connection with a federal corruption case stretching from New York City to Spring Valley to Albany. Here’s Jasmin during a news conference streamed at lohud.com at 10 this morning at Village Hall.

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested today in an alleged plot to rig the New York City mayor's race. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race. Bharara says Smith "drew up the game plan" and Halloran found party chairmen who were open to receiving bribes. The arrests included four others, including two from the Hudson Valley’s Rockland County.

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith is among six people arrested for allegedly trying to rig the Republican race for mayor of New York City. Smith, from Queens, and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran, were arrested by the F.B.I. this morning.