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 […]

DOLLARS and SEN$E

BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services Noise on dividends and buybacks has reached an almost fevered pitch since Apple‘s (AAPL) $100 billion cash hoard came to light. Accordingly, I thought some context and perspective on dividends and buybacks was in order. Some advisors, brokers, and investors believe that share-buyback programs are “always” […]

MYSTERIOUS TREE CUTTING AT LETCHWORTH VILLAGE

MYSTERIOUS TREE CUTTING AT LETCHWORTH VILLAGE

Editor, Sometime between January 26 and February 4 of this year approximately 26 trees were suddenly cut down on Town of Stony Point property at Letchworth near Kirkbride Hall, behind the courthouse and other locations nearer to the road. Many of the trees were 10-12 inches in diameter and several were larger. The tree trunks […]

Miele’s Musings — ARE PENSIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES BANKRUPTING US?

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Here we go again. On Tuesday, February 27, the New York Times reported Rockland County as sixth among the state’s top 25 borrowers from New York’s pension fund (Danny Hakim, “Cities Borrow From Pensions To Pay Them”, citing a report by the Office of the State Comptroller). The New York […]

Smart phones and social media: Destructive

BY LARRY KLAYMAN — Freedom Watch There is always a tendency for an older generation to wax nostalgic about the past. While I am not old, in my opinion at least, what I have observed in recent years about our nation’s youth and their use of smart phones in particular, which facilitate their constant access […]

Teacher-Student Sex Crimes

BY DIANE DIMOND This is not a column you want your children to read unless you are prepared to have a very important and personal discussion. Then again, maybe that’s why I think it’s important to write this column. Recent events underscore the need to talk to our kids (again) about the sanctity of their […]