Hurricane Sandy recovery continues, New York Rising to meet with Beach Road community of Stony Point

STONY POINT – This evening, Wed., Dec. 7, members of the Beach Rd. community in Stony Point will be told by state regulators what options exist to limit damage caused by future floods in the neighborhood. The state’s Hurricane Sandy recovery initiative “New York Rising” will host the meeting 7:30 p.m. at the RHO Building and accept input from the residents […]

‘PETTY POLITICS’ TO BOOT HIGHEST RANKING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN COUNTY GOVT FROM LEADERSHIP POSITION

‘PETTY POLITICS’ TO BOOT HIGHEST RANKING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN IN COUNTY GOVT FROM LEADERSHIP POSITION

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY Dr. Penny Jennings, Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s interim appointment to the postition of Chair of the Human Rights Department, was recently rejected as the department’s permanent leader by Democrats on the County Legislature. Signs of trouble between Dr. Jennings and legislators first appeared in July. Dr. Jennings, who earned her associate’s […]

New Healthcare Regulations Focus On Preventing Sharps-Related Injuries

New Healthcare Regulations Focus On Preventing Sharps-Related Injuries

By improving recycling regulations in the healthcare industry, officials working with the Department of Natural Resources hope to decrease accidental injuries. “I think a part of the problem is there’s not enough education on what is and what is not recyclable,” said Jim Short of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Waste and […]

Tennessee Highway Patrol Making Distracted Driving Epidemic a Top Priority

Tennessee Highway Patrol Making Distracted Driving Epidemic a Top Priority

During 2014, distracted driving accounted for 10% of all vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. In Shelby County, Tennessee, alone, distracted driving has reached record highs: leading to more than 5,000 vehicle accidents this year. Tennessee Highway Patrol has come up with two new ways of hopefully preventing the onslaught of distracted driving, which directly […]

President Trump, For All America

ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES STAFF EDITORIAL New York businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump has shocked the world and maybe even himself, winning the 2016 presidential election Tuesday night. After a long, contentious race, Trump changed his tone in victory from rhetorical bomb thrower to peacemaker, telling the country that he intends to be the president […]

Trump Rally Today in Tappan NY

Trump Rally Today in Tappan NY

TAPPAN – Grassroots Trump activist Elisa Leone has organized a Rockland/Bergen County voter rally for Donald Trump for the second consecutive weekend. A rally at Rhode’s North Tavern in Sloatsburg last week attracted a throng of about 500 people, with 100 or so riding in on motorcycles. This week it’s Giulios Restaurant in Tappan hosting Trump enthusiasts […]