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Politics

Brabenec: Assembly must change how it does its business

BRABENEC PRESS RELEASE Today, Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and his Assembly Republican colleagues at a press conference calling for meaningful change…

The County Executive’s Corner: Saving East Ramapo

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Since before taking office as county executive, one of my most heartfelt priorities has been to secure much-needed help for the…

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

Empire City Casino Grabs Four Awards in Nationwide Contest to Find “The Best”

Empire City Casino, located in Westchester County, has walked away with four top honors in the nationwide contest for “Best Dining & Nightlife Awards” by Casino Player…

PALISADES CENTER ANNOUNCES EASTER BUNNY ARRIVAL

Palisades Center announced that this week marks the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Beginning Friday, March 6 2015 the warm and fuzzy Easter Bunny will hop into…

Nation

DEATH FOR HASAN

USA TODAY FORT HOOD, Texas — Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist convicted in the November 2009 shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 31 wounded, was sentenced…

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…

Sports

sports — new york rangers

The Kingless Rangers stay hot as postseason approaches BY CHAYIM TAUBER It’s not supposed to happen like this. Cinderella isn’t supposed to wear her slipper past midnight…

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…

Local

Unsung Heroes: Merri Rosenbaum Helps Those in Need with Open Arms and Heart

BY JANIE ROSMAN When a neighbor broke her arm, Merri Rosenbaum stepped in to help. “I help her dress, takes her to the doctor, helps prepare meals…

Pezzementi’s father tossed in slammer due to continued commercial activity of Northern Tree Services

The ongoing saga between neighbors Marge Fonseca and Todd Pezzementi on Lindbergh Road in Stony Point took an unexpected turn this week, as Stony Point Justice Frank Phillips…