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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

DiNAPOLI RELEASES JULY STATE CASH REPORT

State tax collections through July were $479.5 million lower than collections for the same period last year, primarily reflecting lower Personal Income Tax (PIT) collections from April…

WEINER APPOINTED TO REVISION COMMISSION

New York State Supreme Court Justice Alfred J. Weiner, retired, has been appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo as a member of the New York State Law…

World

ISIL: STRAIGHT FROM HELL

ISIL militants claim to have executed captured American reporter Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a propaganda video on Tuesday showing…

Iraq political crisis deepens as Maliki slams president, resists calls to resign

As Iraq’s government forces continue to battle Sunni militants in the country’s north and west with the help of American airstrikes, the country’s parallel political crises deepened…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

PUDDIN’ DON’T

Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and…

Helen Hayes would approve! Her namesake youth theatre rocks “Shrek the Musical” at Antrim

BY GEORGE J. DACRE About 100 persons were in attendance to see the teenagers of Helen Hayes Youth Theatre put on a heck of a show Saturday…

Nation

Tropical Storm Iselle makes landfall on Hawaii

The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore in the overnight hours Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close…

US Jobless Aid Applications Fell to 289,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, as jobless claims remain at relatively low levels that point toward stronger economic growth. The Labor Department says weekly…

Sports

Marc My Words!

East Coast Drive Athletics shifts into high gear Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This idiom might well be applied to 28-year-old sports entrepreneur Natalie Traina, who was a…

RCT Meets the Captain: Mets All-Star David Wright is Always in Demand

BY JOE RINI For third baseman David Wright, captain of the New York Mets, there will always be demands on his time beyond playing the game. Whether…

Local

Blue Hill Data brings tech jobs to Rockland that might otherwise end up in India

“Onshore” data storage and technical support gains in appeal to companies currently outsourcing BY KATHY KAHN Your business may be your baby, but like all children, the…

North Rockland analyzes fiscal impact of full day Kindergarten

BY MICHAEL RICONDA GARNERVILLE – The expected cost to expand from half-day to full-day kindergarten in the North Rockland Central School District would be between $6 and…