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Politics

Ramapo activists seek dismissal of town’s appeal

Parietti and Romanowski seek to preserve ward vote invalidation BY MICHAEL RICONDA RAMAPO – Activists in the Town of Ramapo have launched another legal push toward their…

Research reveals Town of Ramapo STILL most fiscally stressed in the state

Rockland County Times Commentary When the New York Comptroller’s list of most fiscally stressed local governments for the fiscal year 2013 came out in 2014, the Town…

World

Europe: The Next Front in the War on Terror?

BY ADAM LUCENTE Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. These are countries that come to mind when one hears the phrase “War on Terror,” or “Overseas Contingency Operation” as President…

Pope Francis to visit NYC in September 2015

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Mayor Bill DeBlasio both confirmed on Monday that Pope Francis I will visit New York City in the…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” Cool at Antrim Playhouse

BY GEORGE J. DACRE There is a lot of comedy and a lot of pathos in Simon’s play about three couples coming to Suite 719 at New…

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…

Nation

GasBuddy says: U.S. average price of gas will fall below $2/gal. this week

American motorists will see something happen this week that has not occurred since March 25, 2009: The U.S. average price of gasoline will slip below $2 per…

Pope Francis to visit NYC in September 2015

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Mayor Bill DeBlasio both confirmed on Monday that Pope Francis I will visit New York City in the…

Sports

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Soccer star Jean-Charles takes her talents to Oklahoma Clarkstown South Alumna carved path At Monroe College Getting from here to there in…

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column You gotta have heart – Viola to rejoin Backman in Las Vegas Intrepid rowers Stay in shape   The Mets have yet…

Local

Orangetown Zoning Board <3′s Anellotech

Angry residents not so much  BY CHERYL SLAVIN At its January 21 meeting, the Orangetown Zoning Board of Appeals continued its public hearing on the application by Anellotech,…

Regional snowfall proves much lower than anticipated

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – The much-discussed “historic” blizzard predicted for the Northeast proved much milder than expected, at least for Rockland County. As the storm…