Clausland Mountain Fire Dying Out

By Bill Demarest ORANGEBURG – After more than two days of intense efforts by hundreds of volunteers, fire officials said Saturday afternoon that the sprawling brush fire that tore through the woods of Clausland Mountain is just about over. Firefighters from Orangeburg and neighboring volunteer fire departments are checking the woods for a few remaining […]

Army Veteran Alan Moskin Honored by Rockland County Legislature: Concentration Camp Liberator Reunited with Survivor

Army Veteran Alan Moskin Honored by Rockland County Legislature: Concentration Camp Liberator Reunited with Survivor

BY CHERYL SLAVIN Just prior to its regular session last Wednesday, the Rockland County Legislature held a brief but moving ceremony to honor Rockland resident and army veteran Alan Moskin for his service during World War II. During the ceremony Moskin, whose unit helped liberate the Gunskirchen death camp in Austria, met Legislator Aron Weider’s […]

Congress Tries to Lower Drug Costs and Raises Health Insurance Premiums Instead

BY MERRILL MATTHEWS If regulators seem confused about how to implement a health care program as vast and sweeping as ObamaCare, maybe, just maybe, it’s because they know how badly they’ve bungled smaller and simpler health care reform efforts — especially a particular drug discount program. Prior to 1990, many drug manufacturers voluntarily discounted their […]

County Says Residents Saved More than $2 Million with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

PRESS RELEASE County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef this week proclaimed that Rockland County residents have saved more than two million dollars by participating in the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program, which the county implemented in 2011. ProAct is designed to provide individuals with little or no prescription coverage, access to affordable medications. To date, residents […]



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Stony Point Board Passes 2014 Budget; Cell Tower Sale Allows One-Year Tax Decrease on Residential Properties

Other issues: School Bond vote scheduled for November 19; CHPE EIS hearing set for November 18; NY Rising meeting set for November 20 and Supervisor Finn assails alleged incompetence of Joe Abate’s replacement in county government BY CHERYL SLAVIN After several weeks of deliberations and public hearings, the Stony Point Town Board passed the Town’s […]