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Politics

State’s sudden carbon monoxide regulation will cost Stony Point

BY JENNA HUTCHINS The town of Stony Point may have to find tens of thousands of dollars in their budget to pay for state mandated carbon monoxide…

McMahon: Thruway Toll Credit “Indefensible Gimmick”

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE EMPIRE CENTER Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to spend $340 million in budget windfall cash on a temporary state tax rebate of Thruway tolls…

World

A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the Palestinian territories into civil conflict

BY ADAM LUCENTE Reporting from East Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘uprising.’ It was used to describe events between 1987 and 1993 (the First Intifada)…

Afghan security services: Taliban leader died in 2013

Afghanistan’s national government released on Wednesday what they call “credible” evidence that Mullah Omar, the Taliban commander, died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013. According to Security…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

“ALWAYS PATSY CLINE”

Honkeytonk Angel Patsy Cline Remembered at Westchester Broadway Theatre BY GEORGE J. DACRE This is an intriguing production of the brief singing life of Virginia-born Patsy Cline…

The Science Behind Why We Struggle with Our Habits

By Olivier Poirier-Leroy Guest columnist “Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” –John Irving Having good habits in our personal life, at work, and in the gym…

Nation

Storms, cold air may bring snow to eastern US during second week of February, affecting New Hampshire primary

AccuWeather Global Weather Center  – AccuWeather reports there is a chance that multiple storms next week could sync with colder air that settles into the East to bring snow…

The Oregon rancher’s battle through their own eyes

Citizen’s grand jury justifies action for redress of grievance, protesters say BY RAQUEL OKYAY Special to the Rockland County Times Up to 100 concerned citizens have been…

Sports

Spring Valley, NY Native Commits to Georgia Southern University

Spring Valley, NY native Mike Michaud signed with Georgia Southern University this week.  Michaud, who has played wide receiver and defensive back during his high school career,…

RCC SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION POSTPONED TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

RCC Sports Hall of Fame to enshrine four new members at Platzl Brauhuas in Pomona A baseball-starring brother tandem, elite soccer player and basketball standout highlight this…