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Politics

Likely Republican nominee for sheriff Chief Richard Vasquez endorsed by Rockland COBA

Correction officers say no to their boss Falco Republican favorite for the 2015 Rockland sheriff’s campaign Chief Richard Vasquez received an early season endorsement from Rockland County Correction…

The County Executive’s Corner: Summit Park Update

BY ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY As conveyed during my State of the County message earlier this month, the eventual sale of Summit Park Hospital and Nursing…

World

Guns not Jobs: A Chat with two Americans preparing to fight ISIS, for real

BY ADAM LUCENTE Note: The interviewees names and other personal details have been changed for security reasons. The editorial board checked background documents to ensure the validity…

World News: Gaming Liberalization in Japan Fast-tracked by 2020 Olympics

With the whole country of Japan gripped with Olympic fever, ever since it was announced as the host nation for the 2020 Olympics, rumors of change have…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Film “Waterless” by Marc Daniels Set for Preview at Nyack Village Theatre

Marc Daniels, a former longtime resident of Rockland County, born in Suffern  and now living in Highland Falls, is the writer/director of “Waterless,” a film about a…

The Spectator at “91”

THE SPECTATOR, JOHN MALONEY It’s hard to believe but today, the 19th of February, the Spectator has hit 91. I tell myself it’s just a number. I…

Nation

Falco: No known terror threats against regional malls

Sheriff urges residents to remain vigilant in response to Mall of America threat BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – With fear mounting following terror threats against Minnesota’s…

GasBuddy says: U.S. average price of gas will fall below $2/gal. this week

American motorists will see something happen this week that has not occurred since March 25, 2009: The U.S. average price of gasoline will slip below $2 per…

Sports

MARC MY WORDS: Assists are a given with Fairfield standout Felicia DaCruz

BY MARC MATURO   Albertus Magnus High School alumna Felicia DaCruz of Chestnut Ridge, who is a  standout senior guard on the mid-major women’s basketball team at Fairfield…

MARC MY WORDS: Ostrow the Elder, Jane Adams Jaguars in PSAL playoffs

Nanuet resident marks 30 years as basketball coach BY MARC MATURO        Gabe Ostrow and his dad, Papa Jon, will be busy next week. Ostrow…

Local

Lettre and Republicans at odds over Gromack, other races this election season

Rockland County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Lettre and Republican Party leadership are at odds over several races slated for the 2015 election season and the two groups…

Unsung Heroes: Rochelle Berger, Feeding Rockland Seniors One Meal at a Time

BY JANIE ROSMAN “I became a volunteer with National Council of Jewish Women when we first moved to Spring Valley in 1969,” Rochelle Berger said. One of…