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Steve Lieberman

The Journal News

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Past articles by Steve:

Judge dismisses felony counts against Ray Canario in Evergreen Court inspection case

A Rockland judge dismissed felony counts of falsely filing inspection reports against former building inspector Ray Canario in Evergreen Court fire. → Read More

Yonkers, Spring Valley blazes contribute to New York leading U.S. in 2023 fire deaths

New York leads nation with 45 fire fatalities in 2023, with five in Spring Valley and one in Yonkers during the past week. → Read More

Samuel Colman, a political force in Rockland and Democratic politics, dies at 89

Samuel Colman, a child of the Holocaust who became an engineer and dominant political figure in Rockland for decades, has died. He was 89. → Read More

Electrical issues likely sparked the fatal Spring Valley fire, authorities say. What we know

The fatal Lake Street inferno in which two children and three adults died was likely accidental and set off by electrical issues, officials said. → Read More

Fatal Spring Valley fire leads to inspections; violations found at next-door houses

A tentative cause has been determined in the blaze that killed five people, including two minors. → Read More

Haverstraw man shot, killed in apartment complex parking lot

Eric Quinones, 33, became the county's first homicide of 2023 when shot in the parking lot at the Manors Apartment Complex in Haverstraw. → Read More

Ex-Airmont trustee pleads guilty to weapons charge, faces county jail or federal prison

Ex-Airmont Trustee Brian Downey pleads guilty to six felony weapons counts and faces two years in county jail concurrent with his federal sentence. → Read More

Ray Canario's trial opens in Evergreen Court inspection case. Here's what happened

A judge hears contrasting descriptions of former Spring Valley Building Inspector Ray Canario during trial on claims of filing false reports. → Read More

Judge set to rule after hearing pros, cons on equity of Rockland's election district map

Ramapo activist Michael Parietti and a lawyer for the county butt heads before a state court judge on voiding Rockland's adopted redistricting map → Read More

Black Sunday survivor Jeff Cool urges firefighter protection, stronger laws and enforcement

Firefighter's battered body and his fate of cheating death after falling from a burning Bronx building support his message. → Read More

Orangetown, Ramapo congregation making progress on former Nyack College campus. The latest

Orangetown and the Yeshiva of Viznitz D'Khal Torath Chaim are working out issues involving inspections and permits for buildings at the former Nyack College campus. → Read More

Clarkstown: Legal battle over term limits takes a step forward

A state judge ruled Clarkstown Town Attorney's Office can represent the town in supervisor's legal action seeking to overturn term limits law of 2014. → Read More

Clarkstown: Town Board votes 3-2 to alter wards and pits Borelli against Carroll

Board members narrowly vote to redistrict election wards that would put two councilmen who opposed voiding term limits against each other → Read More

Mother of fallen firefighter says of dismissed charges: 'Somebody should go to jail'

Some have raised concerns over future cases in Evergreen Court fire after judge dismisses case against Ballard → Read More

Clarkstown plan would force 2 council members to vie for 1 seat. They say it's retaliation

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann's ward redistricting plan for a public hearing increases animosity with two councilmen → Read More

Evergreen Court fire: Both sides contest inspection report as Wayne Ballard trial begins

Wayne Ballard's trial is the first stemming from the 2021 fire fatalities at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults. → Read More

Stony Point man charged with possessing an untraceable gun after undercover probe, DA says

Stony Point man faces felony charges of possessing an untraceable gun after being accused of selling the weapon to an undercover county police officer. → Read More

Ramapo police arrest driver in New Hempstead school bus crash that injured children

A Monsey man faces multiple charges after he crashed a school bus filled with students into trees and a house Dec. 1, Ramapo police said. → Read More

Judge awards Hickory House $2.4M in dispute with contractors over damaged buildings

Hickory House was awarded $2.45 million from companies hired to repair severely damaged apartments and a burned-out building in Spring Valley. → Read More

Golden Acres: State closing violation-riddled adult home; owners want to rebuild Evergreen

The facility is being closed for renovations, as owners also want to rebuild the fire-destroyed Evergreen Court in Spring Valley. → Read More