Don’t Let the Media Make up Your Mind on State of the Union

Don’t Let the Media Make up Your Mind on State of the Union

BY DIANE DIMOND Following President Trump’s first State of the Union, I was left shaking my head at some journalists’ analysis of what was said. Especially troublesome to see from my crime-and-justice perch was reporters tying Trump’s mention of deadly MS-13 gang activity to all undocumented immigrants. The Huffington Post’s coverage of the issue was […]

The Forgotten #MeToo Victims

The Forgotten #MeToo Victims

BY DIANE DIMOND In all the #MeToo talk about sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape, it dawns on me that one category of victim remains undiscussed, almost taboo to talk about: the victims of childhood incest. Meet Elizabeth Spalter. Buoyed by today’s open conversation about sexual crimes, Spalter wants the world to know her story. […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Always Forward”

County Executive’s Corner: “Always Forward”

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day We are moving forward, remaking our government, making it more effective, more streamlined, less costly. We have moved 150 employees, out of the deteriorating and decrepit Sain Building, into renovated and spacious offices in Building A at our Pomona Campus. Rockland County has been given a chance to do something […]

Hometown Happenings: What is TOD?

Hometown Happenings: What is TOD?

By Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann Over the last few years you may have heard the term TOD. What is TOD and what does it mean for the Town of Clarkstown? TOD stands for Transit Oriented Development and focuses on providing an innovative mix of commercial and residential uses centered on transit hubs and linked […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Rockland Renaissance”

County Executive’s Corner: “Rockland Renaissance”

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day We have spent the last 4 years fighting our way back from the brink of bankruptcy. We have paid off the $138 million deficit, that existed when I took office, much faster than anyone thought possible. The renaissance of Rockland County is well underway.  Today we take our next […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Rockland Country Day School Campus History

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Rockland Country Day School Campus History

  By Supervisor George Hoehmann  Last week, I was proud to announce a historic agreement for the town to purchase the Rockland Country Day School campus in Congers, which will add an additional 20.5 acres of public land adjacent to the town-owned 33.5 acre Kings Park. I have made preserving, protecting and enhancing Clarkstown’s quality of […]