County Executive’s Corner: A Hero Gone

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Rockland said goodbye to another hero this week as we buried a 28-year-old Army sergeant from Wesley Hills. James Morrison graduated from Ramapo High School and had been a member of the Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Department. Then he volunteered to serve his country. Sgt. Morrison had been deployed to […]



BY TOM BASILE  In just two weeks, voters will finally head to the polls to pick America’s next President. While that campaign rightfully garners much of our attention, there is more at stake on November 8 than the Presidency. In fact, one particular race here at home could have a greater impact on our lives […]

Gannett overlords fire the Journal News’ best columnist

ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES STAFF EDITORIAL   They fired who? Phil Reisman, the best of the remaining columnists at the The Journal News (White Plains), has been unceremoniously axed by the vampire coven of headshrinkers who rule the Gannett Corporation. A 38-year-veteran, Reisman was one of the White Plains newspaper’s most established and popular voices, known for enlightening […]

IT’S TIME, By Jerry Donnellan

It’s been 2-1/2 years since the scandal at the Phoenix VA broke. If you remember, 40 veterans had died waiting for medical care. The Inspector General’s (IG) report just came out the beginning of October. Has anything changed?  No – it’s sad to say it hasn’t. Phoenix wasn’t the only VA Hospital that was in […]

Time for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Retire

BY DIANE DIMOND U.S. Supreme Court justices are appointed to the highest court in the land for life. But I believe it is time for 83-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to hang up her robe. We should all take a moment to acknowledge her long and spectacular legal career. Ginsburg has been a true liberal […]

Keeping Track of Rogue Cops

BY DIANE DIMOND Truth be told, we do a pretty good job in this country of keeping track of automobiles, doctors and teachers. We do a pretty lousy job keeping track of rogue police officers. That’s right. There is no comprehensive national system for tracking bad-seed officers. The result is so-called “gypsy cops,” who leave […]

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