Clausland Mountain Fire Expected to Burn Through Weekend

By Bill Demarest Massive firefighting effort gets sprawling blaze under control ORANGEBURG – The brush fire that has torn through the slopes of Clausland Mountain since Thursday afternoon is expected to continue to burn over the weekend, but fire officials say that a massive firefighting effort involving more than 150 volunteers has the blaze under […]


Each year, through different venues, the Rockland County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Children’s Services Unit acknowledges and shows its appreciation to the selfless families who have opened their home and adopted their foster child(ren). This year, for the second year in a row, staff is joining with local Wendy’s franchisees to celebrate National Adoption […]

Big Brother Has Arrived

Big Brother Has Arrived

BY DIANE DIMOND So, George Orwell was off by 29 years. In 1949, Orwell’s masterpiece novel, “1984,” wove a tale about a fictitious shadowy world in which government surveillance was ubiquitous, public mind control was an open secret and independent thinking was labeled and prosecuted as a “thought crime.” The tyrant in control was the mysterious being called Big […]

Cox in Open Letter to Cuomo: Stop Playing Politics with Jobs

ALBANY, NY… NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo: Dear Governor Cuomo, Yesterday, you stated that you intend to make a decision on New York’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing before Election Day. This is a decision you should have made on Day One of your administration. It’s a […]