OMBUDSMAN’S ALERT: Auto Headlights Must Leave the Dark Ages!!

Safety Experts Claim That Poor Illumination Is Responsible For The Increasing Number Of Highway Deaths Especially Among Pedestrians BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman In Europe as well as Japan, automakers have introduced head lamps that automatically adjust to incoming traffic to reduce glare and help drivers see better;however, in the United States outdated federal rules […]

America’s Child Brides

America’s Child Brides

BY DIANE DIMOND Sherry Johnson gave birth when she was 10 years old. When she turned 11, her parents, members of a conservative Pentecostal church, decided she should marry the 20-year-old man who had raped her. Their reasoning? Marriage would deflect a criminal case and help protect the reputation of the church. Amazingly, a clerk […]

County Executive’s Corner: Taking Action Against Hate

County Executive’s Corner: Taking Action Against Hate

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Rockland County is a place of amazing diversity where people of all ethnicities, religions and walks of life live alongside each other, for the most part, in harmony. That’s what makes it all the more disturbing that there has been an uptick in hate crimes aimed at particular groups. […]

Hometown Happenings: Clarkstown LED-ing the Way

Hometown Happenings: Clarkstown LED-ing the Way

  BY GEORGE HOEHMANN Supervisor, Town of Clarkstown Preserving our community’s natural resources for the next generation has been a priority throughout my years of public service. As councilman, I proposed the current solar field that sits atop our capped landfill. This award-winning project was a first in New York State and estimated to save […]

Guns Plus Kids Equals Potential Tragedy

Guns Plus Kids Equals Potential Tragedy

BY DIANE DIMOND Summertime is upon us, the season when out-of-school kids are frequently left alone in the house. Here’s a question for all parents and grandparents out there: Do you have guns in your home? According to a new report from the Children’s National Hospital, 20,000 American children — yes, 20,000 — will be […]

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