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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

County grapples with unwieldy audit firm

Hospital audit marred by delayed payments BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – An upcoming fiscal report on the Summit Park Hospital could be delayed due to disagreements…

The County Executive’s Corner: Volunteers Keep Us Safe

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Beneath the blazing summer sun, police officers and volunteer firefighters from across Rockland County converged on Orangetown last week in response…

World

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…

Middle East on Fire: Jordan’s military operations not without risk

BY ADAM LUCENTE Often heralded as a staunch U.S. ally in the War on Terror, Jordan is currently participating in three of the Middle East’s major military…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Shakespeare Meets Broadway Producer

BY THE SPECTATOR, JOHN MALONEY It’s been a while since I appeared in print but I’ve been busy doing other things – like trying to come up…

Babbling Brook Players present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Clark Park and Montebello Village Hall

Babbling Brook Players will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this weekend and next Performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 31, August 1, 2…

Nation

ROCKLAND COUNTY OFFICIALLY OPENS CENTER FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, joined by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Rockland BOCES District Superintendent Mary Jean Marsico, Ed.D., launched the Rockland County Partnership…

Trains put on fast track for speed control following Amtrak disaster

BY SKYE JOYCE In the wake of last week’s train disaster, the Federal Railroad Administration has told Amtrak that they must make immediate safety changes especially implementing…

Sports

DUMB MOVE OF THE WEEK: Boulders to host “DWI Awareness Night” during same game as beer giveaway

The Rockland Boulders will be hosting seemingly contradictory promotions at their Thursday, August 27 home game. STOP DWI Rockland County will be the main theme of the…

Mets Are Dealing at Deadline

Conforto Is bueno in debut; Mejia gets suspended again BY JOE RINI An eventful week after the All-Star break for the Mets has perhaps set the stage…

Local

Mock Train Accident in Orangeburg Prepares First Responders for a Large Scale Event

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY ORANGEBURG – Over 40 agencies convened at the Highview Ave and Western Highway rail crossing to simulate a real time response to a large…

Challenger Learning Center: Celebrating Early U.S. Space Exploration

STORY BY JANIE ROSMAN How many of you remember being affixed to your television sets as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon’s surface 46 years ago? On…