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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

NY Legislature approves “Revenge Porn” bill, awaits governor’s approval

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – New legislation which recently passed both the State Assembly and Senate might soon update current internet privacy laws to protect victims…

Column by Senator Bill Larkin on Oil Shipment Safety

Now that the state Division of Homeland Security (DHS) has ruled crude oil shipment information must be made available to the public through the Freedom of Information…

World

Britain, UN Host 1st Summit to End Child Marriages

More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations’ children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling…

‘ONE GIANT LEAP’ Apollo 11′s historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

The year was 1969. The turbulent time in America saw troops fighting in Vietnam, and a nation dealing with the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, killed…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Annual Borderline Picnic, Jam, & Singing Party, Sunday, August 24 pays tribute to Pete Seeger

On Sunday, August 24th we will again be sponsoring the annual Borderline Picnic which this year will be a tribute to Pete Seeger at a new venue,…

Nyack Village Theatre takes You into the Jury Room in “Twelve Angry Men”

BY GEORGE J. DACRE This is a play that will involve you right from the beginning to the end. “Twelve Angry Men” is the story of 12…

Nation

$5M Bond Set for Teens in Homeless Beating Deaths

Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque…

Time expiring for Congress to vote on Obama’s $3.7B emergency request for border crisis

Congress has only a few days left before August recess to approve President Obama’s request for an additional $3.7 billion for the border crisis, with no scheduled…

Sports

Optimism is a fragile travel companion for Mets

Jacob deGrom pitching like deMan BY JOE RINI In recent years, optimism has not exactly been a frequent flyer companion for the New York Mets on flights…

Marc My Words!

Marc Maturo’s official sports column Baseball, FOX TV swing and miss mightily at All-Star Game       Baseball and FOX TV both swung and missed at its mid-summer showcase,…

Local

CUOMO DEMONS EXPOSED: Moreland Commission “hobbled” by governor’s interference

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Ever since its abrupt end in April, the Moreland Commission rose eyebrows not only with its investigations of high-profile Albany corruption, but also its…

Unsung Heroes: Peter Vitro, Advocate for His Neighborhood Association

BY JANIE ROSMAN Peter Vitro, president of the New City-based residential association group the Little Tor Neighborhood Association — and a recipient of the Rockland County Distinguished…