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Hudson Valley Honor Flight: Generation Bridge A Documentary by Joe Allen

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The Hudson Valley Honor Flight, a Hudson Valley based non-profit that flies WWII Veterans to the WWII memorial in Washington DC is screening a documentary tomorrow at the Lafayette Theater in Suffern. The documentary starts by describing the honor flight but then follows veterans as they interact with students at six schools in Rockland and Orange Counties.  The film is designed to bridge the gap and connect different generations. “This film truly showcases the humility of our heroes” said Beth Vought, Executive Director of Hudson Honor Flight, “This is an incredible opportunity for the community to learn about our WWII…

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Wolfe Pens Letter to Cuomo on ERCSD

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Dear Governor Cuomo: As a Rockland County Legislator, I represent many families whose students are in the East Ramapo School District.  I am barraged with questions from residents countywide who are concerned about the state of this once highly acclaimed district.  As a proud graduate of Ramapo High School, I can attest to the excellent education the district has provided to thousands of students over the years, and I count myself among the concerned. It is especially heart-wrenching to represent people on both sides of the growing divide. My hope is for reconciliation among these good people who all want…

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County Legislators Send Message to Governor Cuomo in Support of State Monitor for ERCSD

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New City, NY  (March 12, 2015) – Rockland County Legislators sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in support of NYS Senate and Assembly bills (S.3821/A.5355) that if passed, would authorize the State Commissioner of Education to appoint a state monitor to oversee the East Ramapo Central School District. Copies of the letter have been sent to state legislative leaders and the Commissioner of Education. A four month-long investigation authorized by the State Commissioner in June of 2014 determined that the district is fiscally stressed, failing academically, with graduation rates well below the statewide average.…

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Legislature Committee Holds Discussion on Medicaid

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Legislators Commit to Strengthen Fraud Investigations And Seek System-wide Changes New City, NY (March 12, 2015) - A discussion and review of the federally and state mandated and County-administered Medicaid program at the Tuesday evening meeting of the County Legislature's Budget and Finance Committee uncovered much misinformation and local "myths" about eligibility and brought to light the need for additional personnel for the County Department of Social Services' Special Investigations Unit to examine suspected instances of Medicaid fraud.  DSS collaborates with the Office of the District Attorney (DA) to detect cases of fraud and abuse, which are then prosecuted by…

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Appeals Panel Dismisses Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit Against State; Rules DCJ Members Who Prosecuted Candidate Have Immunity

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TRENTON – A Superior Court Appellate panel today ordered a malicious prosecution lawsuit brought against the State by former Atlantic City mayoral candidate Marty Small dismissed after ruling that three Deputy Attorneys General and two detectives who pursued a voter fraud case against him are entitled to immunity from such claims. In ruling in favor of the State and dismissing the lawsuit brought by Small and his former campaign consultant, Thomas Quirk, the Appellate panel reversed a lower court decision and invoked a previously-articulated Supreme Court concern about the potential impact that “harassment by unfounded…

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SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF 33 INDIVIDUALS IN CROSS-STATE HEROIN DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

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Dozens Charged With Conspiracy In Four Related Pipelines That Funneled Heroin And Cocaine From NYC And Massachusetts Into St. Lawrence County AG’s OCTF, State Police And Local Law Enforcement’s “Operation 315” Includes Seizure Of $1.1 Million Worth Of Street Drugs; More Than $100,000 In Cash; 13 Guns, Of Which Three Were Assault Rifles; Results In 109-Count Indictment A.G Schneiderman: We Will Put People In Prison For Pushing Drugs To Our Kids WATERTOWN –Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment of 33 individuals charged with conspiring in four loosely-related drug distribution networks that funneled heroin and cocaine across state…

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Special Events to Celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture

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free and open to the public   Ramapo, NY—Please join us at Rockland Community College’s 2015 special events in Celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture. * To pre-register for events or for additional information please contact: jasch@sunyrockland.edu Tuesday, March 31 • 3-4 pm Academic II, Room 2315 Great Cathedral Mystery View the PBS documentary about the iconic dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, which was engineered and built by Filippo Brunelleschi. Tuesday, April 14 • 3 - 4 pm Academic II, Room 2315 The Risorgimento - The Italian Unification A lecture by Prof.…

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SUNDANCE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT GENESIS AND LEGACY OF THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION TO BE SCREENED AT RAMAPO COLLEGE

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MAHWAH, NJ – A screening of the Sundance award-winning documentary, Watchers of the Sky, will be held at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Monday, March 30, 7-9 p.m.  in the Robert A. Scott Student Center, Alumni Lounges (SC137-138). Elizabeth Bohart, executive producer and Director of Outreach for the film, will introduce and lead a discussion. The College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is sponsoring the event. It is free and open to the public. Watchers of the Sky is a powerful feature documentary that exposes the uncanny parallels of genocides across time…

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SCHNEIDERMAN ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH EMBLEMHEALTH TO BOOST COVERAGE FOR PREVENTIVE SERVICES

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Affordable Care Act Requires Expanded Access To Preventative Care Without Cost-Sharing For Patients Enforcement Effort Will Remove Barriers To Patients Getting Preventative Colonoscopies, Provide Nearly $400,000 In Reimbursements To Patients NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced an agreement with EmblemHealth, Inc., requiring Emblem to cover anesthesiology services provided in connection with an in-network preventive colonoscopy, without any cost-sharing by the member. Emblem has also issued refunds to hundreds of Emblem members who paid a copayment, coinsurance, or deductible for such anesthesiology services. An important provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable…

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South Orange Middle School Student Wins Gold Key Award

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SOMS 7th grader Hannah Ahn has been awarded Gold Key recognition in the regional division of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  Over 300,000 works were submitted for entry to the competition nationwide.  Only the top 40% received any level of recognition.  Ahn has received the top honor and her work, kitchen harmony, created entirely out of paper, is currently being reviewed on a national level.  She is a student in teacher Arlene Sorensen’s 7th grade Challenger Lab.

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