True Food Words: At Community Markets’ Farmers Markets, ‘Local’ Means “To Market and Back in a Day”

As more people want to know our food sources, mass marketers are learning to imitate the calls of courtship with words like “all-natural,” “sustainable,” and “artisanal.” How are shoppers to know what’s authentic? On Saturday, May 26, Community Markets will open their 21st season of managing farmers markets with the guarantee of one essential word: […]

Back by Popular Demand! County Clerk to Present “Small Business Workshop” on May 22

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato announced that his office will host another small business workshop on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Allison Parris Office Building, 11 New Hempstead Road, New City from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The workshop is being presented in conjunction with the Rockland Economic Development Corporation and Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef. Topics covered […]

St. Thomas Aquinas Sweeps Baseball All-Conference Awards

After putting together a record breaking 2012 season, the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans swept through the ECC Baseball All-Conference major awards as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Senior shortstop, Frank Salerno (New City, N.Y.) is the Player of the Year, senior pitcher Matt Marotta (Suffern, N.Y.) takes home the Pitcher of the Year, freshman […]

MOODY’S DOWNGRADES ROCKLAND AGAIN

REPORT FROM MOODY’S, UNEDITED Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded to Baa3 from A3 the rating on Rockland County’s (NY) $240 million in rated general obligation debt and placed the rating on review for downgrade. Concurrently, Moody’s has also downgraded to MIG3 from MIG 2 the $10.5 million Bond Anticipation Note Series 2011C. The bonds are […]

Area College Students Celebrate Senior Week


Area College Students Celebrate Senior Week


BY ERIN MAHER This past “Thirsty Thursday,” May 3, saw the streets and bars of Nyack painted bright neon yellow. St. Thomas Aquinas College Senior class of 2012 was celebrating their last night out of fun together in Rockland at the third annual senior bar crawl. St. Thomas Aquinas College, also referred to as “STAC,” […]

“ATM-Scan” Scammers Hit North Rockland

The Stony Point police are investigating an “ATM-scanning” incident at the Chase Bank located at 22 S. Liberty Dr. (Patriot Square Shopping Center). This likely is connected to previous “ATM-scans” discovered in other parts of Rockland County. The police issued a release that said, “An alert patron noticed that the card reader on the door […]