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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

The County Executive’s Corner: Tough Decisions

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day As I said during my Inaugural Address on New Year’s Day, reinventing Rockland County demands that we break the bad habits…

Former Governor George Pataki endorses Chris Day for US Congress

CHRIS DAY PRESS RELEASE Chris Day, candidate for Congress in Westchester and Rockland Counties, today announced the endorsement of former New York State Governor George Pataki. “Chris…

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

RACHEL RHEE WINDS UP TO “STRIKE OUT DIABETES”

Former New City resident Rachel Rhee will be among those walking with her team Rachel’s Rockstars Sunday, October 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at Provident Bank…

Poem of the Week: Watching Green Apples Ripen

BY HARRY WAITZMAN The final straw is spun from tired grass. I swim near stalks of goldenrod and wave to bumble bees. I’m an unhappy bullfrog grumping…

Nation

Enterovirus decreases in frequency

Although the Ebola scare is still present, there is hope that enterovirus will show a decline and cause less worry to people, especially families with children. Enterovirus…

OPINION: Local Energy Expansion Would Fuel Tribal Independence

BY CHRIS FAULKNER The nation’s economic woes have hit American Indians hard. Between 2008 and 2013, unemployment for American Indians never once dipped below 10 percent, the…

Sports

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Captain Torchon injury-free, set for last season at Potsdam Legendary coach Hurley to speak at STAC dinner Following two injury-riddled seasons, St.…

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Dominican College building cross country foundation Captain Anselmi Sparks Hawks Again in soccer They seem poised to make a move. Dominican College…

Local

Healthcare services taking precautions, but Ebola risk is minimal, officials say

Rockland County confirms one Rockland resident had been under observation following travels to Liberia  BY MICHAEL RICONDA NYACK – County health officials seem confident that Rockland is…

ORCHARDS OF CONCKLIN CELEBRATES HARVEST FESTIVAL

BY ALEX KEZEK The Orchards of Concklin celebrated the autumn season with their annual two day Harvest Festival. The festival included face and pumpkin paintings, giant blow…