Rockland Sports Hall of Fame to induct seven

BY JAMIE KEMPTON A pro football player, national-champion wrestler, Olympic official and near-Olympian soccer player headline this year’s class of inductees in the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame. The 39th annual induction dinner is set for Sunday, April 29, starting 5 p.m., at the Pearl River Elks Club in Nanuet. The roster of inductees […]

YouthFest 2012 – Fun for the Whole Family

YouthFest 2012 – Fun for the Whole Family

The 14th Annual YouthFest to be held on Sunday, March 11, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rockland Community College, offers fun and information for the whole family. YouthFest highlights include: Big Apple Circus performances at 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Nyack Hospitals Teddy Bear Hospital; Inflatable Party Adventures and the Sesame Street themed […]

Tragedy at ShopRite Garnerville

Tragedy at ShopRite Garnerville

BY MICHAEL CAHILL A Pomona man was killed in the parking lot of Shoprite Plaza in Garnerville on Sunday, police said. According to police, the man Leonardo Alvarez, 76, of Pomona was struck and killed by an SUV on Sunday afternoon while exiting the store. Alvarez was taken to Nyack hospital where he was pronounced […]

Rep. King Outs CAIR as Force Behind Lame-stream Media Reportage of NYPD’s Anti-Terror Surveillance

The allegedly terrorist-connected “Council on American-Islamic Relations,” has a peculiar influence over the mainstream media in this nation, including the Associated Press and some local and regional daily newspapers, says Rep. Peter King (R) of Long Island. King held a rally outside One Police Plaza in New York City to criticize “left-wing rumormongers” in the […]

Full Steam Ahead for New Tappan Zee Bridge

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES New York State is pulling out all the stops to speed up the replacement of the 57-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge, officials told standing-room-only crowds of Rockland and Westchester residents last week. The pace has picked up so dramatically that construction of steel and concrete columns to support […]

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

BY DIANE DIMOND In a groundbreaking work by journalist Susan Greene titled “The Gray Box,” it is revealed that tens of thousands of American prisoners are being held in prolonged states of solitary confinement in prisons across the country. Now, before you say, “Well, they were convicted criminals — that’s what they get!” let’s delve […]