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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

Ward System Vote Count to Take Place on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On June 24, 2015 a State Appeals Court Panel ordered the Town of Ramapo to count the ballots cast in its Ward System Vote, which took place…

The County Executive’s Corner: Crafting A Responsible Budget

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I’m pleased to report more good news this week regarding our ongoing efforts to restore fiscal health to Rockland County government. …

World

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…

Putin’ your rubles where your mouth is: justice unlikely to come in Nemtsov murder investigation

BY ADAM LUCENTE Over a month has passed since the death of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian politician and noted critic of Russian President Vladmir Putin. Despite the…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Universes Collide at Rockland’s First Ever Comic Convention

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Superheroes, villains and cosplay characters were among the many characters at Valley Cottage Library’s comic convention (ValCon) held Saturday, July 18.…

Using Some Thievery to Save the World

Review of “Ant-Man” by Vincent Abbatecola The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Ant-Man,” based on the Marvel Comics superhero by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and…

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

Kirk Chats with RCT, then Clubs Three Homers

Mets enter All-Star break on upswing BY JOE RINI “It’s good to be back,” the recently reacquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis told me after batting practice on Saturday. About…

Matz Makes Historic Debut for Mets

Interview with author of new biography on Gil Hodges BY JOE RINI Not only did 24-year-old lefty Steven Matz make a successful major league debut on June…

Local

Suffern flood remediation stalls on a single vote

State capital funding a no-go without Abato’s approval BY MICHAEL RICONDA Suffern – State capital funding for portable flood barriers in Suffern’s most vulnerable areas is not…

More than 300 Cars Show for 4th Annual Nyack Classic Car Night

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN The Nyack Chamber of Commerce’s 4th annual Classic Car Night turned the heart of the village into a trip down memory…