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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

Cannabis on the Hudson

By Kathy Kahn Up in the Orange County, a drab 135,000 square foot building off of Neelytown Road is host to one of New York’s five licensed…

After Years of Criticism from the National Center for Public Policy Research, CNN Chief Admits Network was “Too Liberal”

PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH After years of repeatedly criticizing CNN’s parent company for the network’s liberal bias, the National Center for Public…

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

Top Three Best Movies of the Year So Far and Top Three Most Anticipated

By Vincent Abbatecola Top Three Best 3) Everybody Wants Some!! – In 1993, Richard Linklater brought us on a nostalgic trip to the ‘70s with the comedy…

ValCon is Back for Rockland Art Lovers

BY VICTORIA TANNER Comic book fans, art lovers and anime enthusiasts will be gathering at ValCon in July to celebrate their passion for art and fiction. Rockland’s…

Nation

THE LEFT’S LAMPOON OF A NATIONAL TRAGEDY

BY GUNNAR BOWLES On June 12, 2016, the United States of America suffered its worst terrorist attack since the September 11, 2001 attacks that brought down the…

Islamist’s massacre of gays in Orlando shocks nation

Forty-nine people were killed while another 53 were injured in a shooting possibly inspired by the terrorist group ISIS, in an Orlando nightclub this past weekend. This…

Sports

Knicks acquire Derrick Rose

NY KNICKS PRESS RELEASE New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has acquired three-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick…

Mets Struggling, Hurting, & Trailing Nats

Terry Collins Hospitalized Overnight By Joe Rini Perhaps, it’s Chase Utley’s fault. Heading into play on May 28 tied for first place, David Wright had homered in…

Editorials

ENERGY ADVOCATE SAYS INDIAN POINT PRECAUTIONS WERE WISE

To the Editor, Since when is safety-consciousness a bad thing? Those who oppose Indian Point like to shout that the brief precautionary shutdown of Indian Point 2 last…

It’s Summertime Hot. Children Shouldn’t Have to Die

BY DIANE DIMOND Three-year-old twins, children of a sheriff’s deputy, were found unresponsive inside the family pickup truck on a day temperatures were in the 90s. They…