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Politics

GOP Dosey Doe: Reda Out, Garvey In, Gravagna Challenges, Axelrod Makes Stuff Up

Reda out, Garvey in, Gravagna challenges, Axelrod makes stuff up RCT POLITICAL ANALYSIS Wednesday night’s Clarkstown GOP reorganization meeting was filled with fireworks in the wake of…

Possible dangers of transport of crude oil through the Hudson Valley to be opened to a public forum

New City, NY (September 16, 2014)) – Rockland County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe and Legislator Harriet Cornell, Chairwoman of the Environmental Committee have invited the environmental…

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

Lots of Laughs at Elmwood Playhouse, Nyack with “Black Comedy” and “The Real Inspector Hound”

BY GEORGE J. DACRE Both shows appearing now at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack are zany and the audience rocked all night in response to the actors’ antics.…

Poem of the Week: Love of Hook Mountain

By Lakee Taylor Trees stand over us as stare across the river The train rolls along silently from this distance Silver body sparkling from the sun Towards…

Nation

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…

On the run in Tennessee: 32 teen boys escape juvenile detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, a spokesman for…

Sports

Michta Triumphs in USATF 30K Racewalk

Olympian Maria Michta walked off with the women’s title and set a record en route to her victory at the USA Track & Field 30K Racewalk Championships…

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Stony Point goalkeeper McNicholas a first-class reserve There are stars galore across the collegiate landscape who hail from Rockland County, but there…

Local

Beauty queen still glows as she turns 100

BY BOB BAIRD Ask Mary DeSapio what she thought she wanted to be when she grew up and she says the choice was either an entertainer or…

Rockland County officials announce community action plan targeting heroin and prescription drug abuse

BY MICHAEL RICONDA WEST NYACK – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and County Executive Ed Day announced on Monday that the county would pursue a three-pronged…