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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

County Executive’s Corner: Rockland County Takes on Slumlords and Wins

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day One year ago I told the people of Rockland County that we were going to do something about the slumlords that…

Medical Professionals Unite In Opposition To Assisted Suicide

Albany, NY – This week, dozens of doctors and allied health professionals from across New York State are in Albany to make the medical case against legalizing…

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

Poem of the Week: To Know Her

By Alexa Burns What you thought you’d see was a sunset pinks oranges bloomed flowers rather cold wanderlust clouds blow by thoughts racing in her mind whipping…

“Peter Pan” to be Staged in Nyack

Stage Left Children’s Theater, Inc. is proud to present “Peter Pan the Musical” opening next weekend. Based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie, this timeless classic…

Nation

Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Blood Drive Thursday, April 7th

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 10am-5:30pm. Eligible participants must be 16 or older, in good…

Conservative lion Scalia dies, leaving battle over next SCOTUS nomination

BY ADAM LUCENTE It seems that people began contemplating the Supreme Court’s future as soon as the late justice Antonin Scalia shut his eyes for the last…

Sports

SCHOLASTIC SPOTLIGHT

BY MARC MATURO Midfielder McNamara a leader of New York City FC West Nyack native and one-time FC Westchester standout Tommy McNamara keeps on kicking. McNamara, in…

El Duque Hernandez Highlights Visit from Cuban National Team

On Friday, June 24, as the Cuban National Team visits Rockland for a historic three game series, the Boulders will also welcome former Cuban National star, and…

Editorials

Judicial Compassion Can Sometimes Change a Life

BY DIANE DIMOND The former Special Forces sergeant stood before the Veteran’s Treatment Court judge — as he had every two weeks since being charged with driving…

DINAPOLI USES RAMAPO INDICTMENTS TO LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST LDCs

Letter to The Journal News from NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Given the turn of events in the Town of Ramapo related to the questionable financing of…