Editor, I would like to thank all residents of the 99th Assembly District that voted for me along with all of grassroots Team Schmitt family, friends, and supporters. Just a short while ago I conceded to my primary rival and wished him the best of luck as he proceeds to the general election. Despite seemingly […]

Romney May End GOP Establishment

BY SCOTT RASMUSSEN Originally published by Rasmussen Reports and Newsmax Mitt Romney’s comments about 47 percent of Americans being dependent on government and locked in to vote for President Obama highlight a fundamental reality in American politics today: The gap between the American people and the political class is bigger than the gap between Republicans […]


To the Editor: Now that the CSEA county contract has been ratified by the Rockland County Legislature, I have to commend all parties involved who worked together to formalize the agreement. Our members are making some serious sacrifices in order to help the county through these tough times, which shows their dedication to the citizens […]


Dear Editor, Clarkstown residents are about to face a new deception from our elected and appointed officials at the next town board meeting on Oct. 2, by way of their new master plan to change the character of our town. Most everyone who lives here, moved or remains in this community, because this area was […]

New Cellphone? You’re a Target

BY DIANE DIMOND Are you and your family among those who can’t wait to get their hands on one of the new Apple iPhone 5s? Have you already gotten yours? If so, well, congratulations! You’ve just added yourself to a growing number of potential robbery victims being targeted in sprees sprouting up nationwide. Sorry to […]


To the Editor, With most New Yorkers’ attention focused on the presidential election, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s debate-ducking is flying under the radar. To date, Gillibrand’s opponent Wendy Long has accepted five separate debate requests while Kirsten Gillibrand has agreed to only one, which will only air in upstate New York and New York City, ignoring […]