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Weider's Resignation Rankles Rockland Legislators

Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder has resigned as the Democratic Leader of the Rockland County Legislature to protest a decision to have a monitor oversee the school board in East Ramapo.
Rockland County Legislator Aron B. Wieder has resigned as the Democratic Leader of the Rockland County Legislature to protest a decision to have a monitor oversee the school board in East Ramapo. Photo Credit: Rockland County Government/Facebook

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- The resignation of Aaron Wieder as Democratic leader on the Rockland County Legislature due to the suggestion by the state Board of Education to have a monitor oversee the school board, rankles some legislators, according to New 12 Hudson Valley.

During a press conference last week, Wieder says he quit because a state monitor's report on the district is tinged with anti-Semitism, reported News 12 Hudson Valley.

County Executive Ed Day said Wieder's comments on the monitor were counterproductive, and Democratic State Sen. David Carlucci says the monitor's proposals are not anti-Semitic, added News 12 Hudson Valley.

A new leader will be elected when the legislature reorganizes on Jan. 5, added News 12 Hudson Valley.

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