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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

County Executive’s Corner: Helping Hi Tor

    By Rockland County Executive Ed Day   I’m writing this week to ensure there are no misconceptions about my administration’s relationship with the Hi Tor…

Sparaco resigns post, to serve eight weekends

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Former Legislator Frank Sparaco’s criminal case has concluded with the seven-year veteran lawmaker resigning from his office and accepting eight weekends in county jail…

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

Clarkstown High School South Centerstage Players Score With “Grease”

BY GEORGE J. DACRE A very talented cast of 40 youngsters and a pit orchestra of seven performed Clarkstown High School South’s reenactment of “Grease” last Friday.…

Film Special Effects, Build LEGO Robots, Create Video Games at Summer Camp Open House

You and your family are invited for a morning filled with real, hands-on discovery and real fun this Saturday, April 25 at Little Ivy Academy’s Welcome Summer…

Nation

GasBuddy says: Expect a slow, modest decline in retail gas prices through Q2

From GasBuddy Through the first quarter of 2015 retail gasoline prices climbed highest in California and the Great Lakes region, but overall it’s been a subdued climb across…

GasBuddy Alert: Gas price will spike this week

FROM GASBUDDY.COM GasBuddy is monitoring wholesale gasoline prices in the NY region and today is noticing a large increase in wholesale gasoline prices due to a switch-over…

Sports

RANGERS BEGIN 2015 QUEST FOR THE CUP

BY CHAYIM TAUBER A clang off the crossbar and a bouncing puck or two were what separated last season’s New York Rangers from the immortality that comes…

MARC MY WORDS: For a glimpse into the future, check out St. Catharine’s

CYO team wins state 7th-grade title BY MARC MATURO Sparked by a solid team defense and a well-rounded roster of individual standouts, the St. Catharine’s of Blauvelt seventh-grade boys…

Local

Dr. Mark Geller appointed new CEO of Nyack Hospital

Dr. Mark Geller, who has served as Nyack Hospital’s interim CEO since December 2014, now has a permanent position at the helm of the health center. Though…

Health Department Offers Free Rabies Shots for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets on Sunday, April 26

Pomona, NY — Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Healthy Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert this week announced that free rabies shots (vaccinations) are available for…