Dear Editor, Having represented you in the New York Assembly these past 22 years, I am pleased to endorse Kyle Roddey for New York State Assemblyman in the new 99th District. Kyle is the Mayor of the Village of Goshen where he solved long standing sewer problems and enacted a 20 percent co-payment for health […]

TSA’s Response to Diane Dimond’s Oct. 4 Op-Ed Piece

BY LISA FARBSTEIN For someone who lives just 15 miles from what used to be the World Trade Center, Rockland resident/writer Diane Dimond seems to have a short memory. In a recent column, she ranted about TSA because she doesn’t like to take off her shoes at the checkpoint and because TSA dared to open […]

Good Riddance, Mr. Sandusky

BY DIANE DIMOND As my mother used to say, “He looked like death warmed over.” When Jerry Sandusky entered the courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., to hear his sentence, he looked like a completely different man. Gone was the suit and tie I saw him wear each day of his child sex abuse trial. Gone was […]

Credit Union Association Endorses Four Congressional Candidates

The Credit Union Association of New York has announced its endorsement of four Congressional candidates: Chris Collins (R), Hakeem Jeffries (D), Dan Maffei (D) and Grace Meng (D). The endorsements are based on meetings with candidates, feedback from credit unions in the candidates’ districts and, where applicable, the candidates’ legislative records. Collins (R) is running […]

Clarkstown Redux: Tax Levy Increases 6 Percent

EDITORIAL BY DYLAN SKRILOFF At Clarkstown’s board meeting this week, Supervisor Alex Gromack defended the town’s efforts, saying they are working hard to save taxpayer dollars through “innovative” projects like merging the Town Clerk and Tax Receiver offices as well as the Highway Department’s three garages. Indeed, the Clarkstown Town Board should be commended for […]

Dollars and Sen$e — Insulation Strategy: Buy American

BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services What was once the rallying cry of labor, it turns out, is a pretty good investment strategy for today’s environment, especially for investors who need income. You may be justifiably sick of hearing about Europe, and I will spare you the latest gory details. However, turning […]