Stony Point Community Cleanup Kicks Off Campaign on April 6

With spring’s arrival it is yet again time for the annual Great American Cleanup! Keep Rockland Beautiful is once again organizing this county-wide campaign that brings out thousands of individuals of all ages during the months of April and May to make our communities cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful. In 2012, over 3,000 Rockland volunteers removed more than […]


Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, will continue conducting preconstruction geotechnical surveys to determine soil conditions in and near the Hudson River April  through 7. On March 25 several barge-based operations began work conducting additional engineering analyses of the river bottom, following up on the “smart early work” that was completed in 2012. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC, is conducting these tests to help ensure the designers utilize properly-sized piers and supporting foundations for the new bridge. The testing operations are being conducted by small […]

Twenty tips to avoid becoming a burglary victim

(Courtesy of the Stony Point Police Department) As the weather warms, people often leave windows ajar for fresh air. Stony Point Police Chief Brian Moore warns residents that this is an invitation for a burglary to occur, especially weekdays during normal work hours. “Don’t be a victim,” Moore said. Here’s 20 tips to avoid becoming […]

Locals Make Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean’s List — Fall 2012

Students have been named to the Dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the Fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.” The following 21 local students were granted an achievement for earning a […]


Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s (R,C,I-Canandaigua) Comments on Final 2013-14 State Budget: I think the best way to summarize the proposed 2013-14 Budget is, it is a budget that contains on-target choices for New Yorkers across the state including increases to education which will help our community colleges for example. Certainly there are off-target choices that were negotiated […]

Let ALL Jurors Ask Questions!

BY DIANE DIMOND I have sat in many courtrooms during my career and studiously watched the faces of jurors listening to evidence in cases ranging from murder and rape to assault and political corruption. I’ve strained to see if I could get a clue from them as to what their ultimate verdict might be. It […]