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Politics

Brabenec supports “zombie properties” legislation

PRESS RELEASE FROM ASSEMBLYMAN KARL BRABENEC (Portions of Orange County, Town of Ramapo) In response to the lingering zombie property epidemic in New York State, Assemblyman Karl…

Government leaders request Spectra halt Algonquin pipeline project halfway through

On Friday, May 20 New York’s Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to immediately halt…

World

A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the Palestinian territories into civil conflict

BY ADAM LUCENTE Reporting from East Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘uprising.’ It was used to describe events between 1987 and 1993 (the First Intifada)…

Afghan security services: Taliban leader died in 2013

Afghanistan’s national government released on Wednesday what they call “credible” evidence that Mullah Omar, the Taliban commander, died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013. According to Security…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Quick Ride from Rockland to Enjoy Empire City’s Comedy Night

Before hitting the Big Apple, comedic talent bring their laughs to Yonkers Yonkers, NY – Empire City Casino announced this week its latest round-up of comedians bringing…

“The Immigrant” a worthy journey at Penguin Theatre

BY GEORGE J. DACRE Donald Trump should see this one. A true story about a Russian Jewish immigrant who lands in Hamilton, Texas where there are no…

Nation

Book of Vietnam memorials published by former Rockland vet and son

RU Airborne Inc., founded by 101st Airborne Division veteran Ron Ymbras and his son Matthew, recently published “Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA.” The glossy book features photos of…

Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Blood Drive Thursday, April 7th

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 10am-5:30pm. Eligible participants must be 16 or older, in good…

Sports

No Easy Answers to Harvey’s Struggles

Ace’s place in rotation questioned STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOE RINI If Matt Harvey is a team’s worst starting pitcher, how bad can things really be? Well,…

Scholastic Spotlight

BY MARC MATURO Ex-Red Raiders ace Wirchansky is Player of the Year   Southpaw Dan Wirchansky of Stony Point already exhibited high-collegiate talent at North Rockland High…

Editorials

LUNG ASSOCIATION LAUDS NEW FDA AUTHORITY OVER E-CIG INDUSTRY

To the Editor, On May 5, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made a landmark announcement giving the agency the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, hookah tobacco,…

County Executive’s Corner: Making strides in hiring the best people for positions of authority

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I had the pleasure this week of introducing Dr. Penny Jennings as my choice for Rockland Human Rights Commissioner. Bringing Dr.…