Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Rockland firefighters have volunteered to keep watch over Ramapo courts to make sure housing violation cases are processed correctly.
Long overdue! These illegal multiple living spaces in homes and apartment houses are endangering the entire community.”
— John Torpey
I wish the brave men and women much luck in fixing this problems.”
— Peggy Hatton
Seniors weighed in on the monetary effects citizens would experience if the largest taxpayer in Clarkstown, the Palisades Center, were able to low its tax bill:
What we should all be concerned about is how high are taxes are. Everyone should fight to lower their taxes; not just the Mall. Businesses cannot make ends meet, just as residents cannot make ends meet when taxes are too high.”
— Lynn Teger
Why would they expect a tax reduction? Are they going to pack up and leave if they don’t get it? When my taxes go down, reduce theirs too.”
— Jagger Lannon
Trying to reduce your property taxes doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to move if you can’t get your way.”
— Ben Kaufman
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New Orleans Saints’ linebacker, Jonathan Vilma was suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season after he was found to have taken part in a bounty system.
I thought Vilma would get 8 games – gets 16 instead. Guess I’m not really surprised. Saints have planned for this: bit.ly/HcK55m— Aaron Nagler (@Aaron_Nagler) May 2, 2012