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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

Celebrities and Politicians Alike Sound Off on Net Neutrality

BY ADAM LUCENTE Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Al Franken (D-MN) are not the only ones commenting on “net neutrality” lately. The two senators have been trading…

And the Elephants Came Marching In: Gridlock Over Foreign Policy to Increase with GOP Control of the Senate

BY ADAM LUCENTE With just the final two years left in his presidency, Obama needs not worry about the electoral ramifications of his foreign policy, leaving him…

World

The Islamic State of Cyberspace: ISIS’s online recruiting efforts hurting the West

BY ADAM LUCENTE Syria and Iraq are not the only territories in which ISIS is wreaking havoc: their presence on social media is now infamous as well.…

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…

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PUDDIN’ DON’T

Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and…

Sondheim’s “Sunday In The Park With George” Opens At Elmwood Playhouse

BY GEORGE J. DACRE This play is a work of fiction, created by writers that looked at Georges Seurat’s painting of people in a park on an…

Nation

Attkisson reveals Obama ambush

BY ALEXANDRA KEZEK Sharyl Attkisson-former CBS reporter-has made explosive allegations agains the US government with the release of her book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the…

Last call: A quick breakdown of the big election battles in the Lower Hudson Valley

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Tomorrow, voters will cast their ballots in what might prove to be a watershed year for New York Republicans. Not only is a Democratic…

Sports

Tappan Zee athlete signs Letter of Intent to STAC

High school athlete Jillian Lynch signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Saint Thomas of Aquinas College last week. Jillian presently plays for Tappan…

Tappan Zee athlete signs Letter of Intent to STAC

High school athlete Jillian Lynch signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for Saint Thomas of Aquinas College last week. Jillian presently plays for Tappan…

Local

Spurred By Rockland County Times Report, New York PSC Continues Investigation of United Water Accounting Errors

BY CHERYL SLAVIN The New York State Public Service Commission has opened an investigation into United Water’s accounting practices of the past 10 years, including the reasons…

State Comptroller clears draft county budget; praises Day’s fiscal strategy

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – On all important items, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli cleared Rockland County’s draft budget for the 2015 fiscal year, offering…