Steve Lieberman, The Journal News

Steve Lieberman

The Journal News

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Recent articles by Steve:

Rockland is repealing 4.25% tax on energy; what utility projects for winter costs

Rockland officials voted to excise a county tax on energy that could ease burden at a time when energy prices are expected to increase. → Read More

Evergreen fire: Felony counts against rabbis in fatal adult home inferno upheld

Attorneys for Nathaniel Sommer and his son Aaron had asked Judge Kevin Russo to dismiss the indictment. → Read More

Ex-Suffern officer Tara Cable, village settle discrimination lawsuit for $475K

Former police officer Tara Cable has settled her federal discriminations and harassment lawsuit against the village and two chiefs for $475,000. → Read More

Jared Lloyd's mom files wrongful death lawsuit against Spring Valley, rabbis and others

The suit claims Jared Lloyd's death caused by "unsafe and hazardous" conditions, and seeks undisclosed financial compensation. → Read More

Evergreen Fire: Will rabbis' indictment stand? Here's what judge is deciding

The future of a felony indictment blaming two rabbis for causing the fatal adult home fire in Spring Valley is in the hands of a county court judge. → Read More

Ramapo land sale to New Hempstead, yeshiva sparks lawsuit; see what residents claim

Fairview Oval homeowners are asking a judge to block Ramapo's sale of parkland designed to bring a park and land for development at a synagogue. → Read More

'Torso Killer' Richard Cottingham claims two more Rockland murders

Police say serial killer Richard Cottingham's claims of killing Lorraine McGraw are likely valid, but do not believe he killed Lisa Thomas in 1974. → Read More

Will Hi-Tor shelter be built? Gap grows between officials as basic questions remain

Construction of a modern shelter for stray dogs, cats and other animals remains stalled, with a gap growing between officials and Ed Day. → Read More

Rockland County man gets life without parole for murdering baby's mother and grandmother

Robert C. Williams III, 35, was sentenced to life in prison for shooting his infant baby's mother and grandmother to death in Clarkstown. → Read More

Stony Point sets vote on Letchworth land sale for 500 units of housing; see what's planned

Nine months after residents voted down selling Letchworth land, Stony Point, officials are willing to sell 31 acres for housing for $3.1 million. → Read More

What are gel guns? Why a TikTok trending 'toy' has police concerned

While gel guns are legal, an incident in which a Hasidic Jew was allegedly shot in the face has sparked concern over unsafe uses. → Read More

Rockland Jewish organization starts security program to combat rising antisemitism

The Rockland Jewish Federation is collaborating with groups on a massive security program to combat rising antisemitism. → Read More

Spring Valley residents rally against dissolving village as petition seeks Ramapo control

Spring Valley residents gathered to express their opposition to a petition seeking to dissolve the village and cede control to the town of Ramapo. → Read More

Rockland ringleader of multi-million dollar computer scam gets 4 years, $1.14M penalty

Peretz Klein was considered the ringleader of the scheme involving his family and other residents, who conspired to rip off the federal E-Rate program → Read More

Hi Tor animal shelter construction on hold after cost of work soars; see what's next

The Hi Tor Animal Center construction project hit another snag as bids came in far exceeding the approved budget. → Read More

Should Spring Valley dissolve? Petition drive splits opinions

A petition to dissolve the Spring Valley government and use Ramapo for services like policing, public works, and land use decision has been started. → Read More

Judge dismisses yeshiva's discrimination lawsuit against Clarkstown

A federal judge dismissed an Orthodox Jewish school’s discrimination lawsuit against Clarkstown, ruling that Rockland's legal action was premature. → Read More

Evergreen fire: Rabbis call evidence speculative, conjecture; ask judge to dump indictment

The Attorney for Nathaniel and Aaron Sommer says an indictment charging them with causing the deadly fire was based on conjecture. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice Robert Berliner resigns after being accused of an ethics violation

New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Berliner resigned after a state watchdog group filed charges he engaged in prohibited political activity. → Read More

Newburgh man sues Rockland sheriff, DA, state; claims illegal imprisonment after release

An Orange County man is accusing the Rockland sheriff and district attorney of conspiring with the state parole agency to illegally jail him. → Read More