NEW YEAR, BIG CHANGES FOR STATE LAWS

A legislative column from Assemblywoman Nancy Calhoun (R,C,I-Blooming Grove) With the start of a new year there are many new laws of which the public should be aware. While some of these changes may not impact you, I feel it is important that you know what is going on. Some of the new laws cover […]

Miele’s Musing-WORKERS ALREADY PAY DUES—UNIONS SHOULD OFFER HEALTH CARE

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE The talk today has turned once again to nationalized health care. What with Obamacare, Romneycare, and everything in between, the concern, of course, is that the taxpayers will be paying more than their fair share. It’s easy to forget, while the media focuses on politicians during this election year, that […]

Review of Born Minus by Armand Miele

Editor, Building a better life when you’re born poor is hard enough… but when you’re held back because of your heritage and personal illnesses, the odds against you increase. Armand Miele beat the odds because he didn’t worry about them. He just forged ahead building friendships, building businesses and building a strong family. His book […]

REVIEW OF BORN MINUS

REVIEW OF BORN MINUS BY ARMAND MIELE Editor, Building a better life when you’re born poor is hard enough… but when you’re held back because of your heritage and personal illnesses, the odds against you increase. Armand Miele beat the odds because he didn’t worry about them. He just forged ahead building friendships, building businesses and building a strong family. His book is a modern parable about building a better […]

Miele’s Musing — A Dangerous Age for Family Values

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE No matter how hard the pain and suffering it takes to raise a family and live together, always remember the wisdom that says blood is thicker than water. If you grow up with strong family values, they will always be with you. Knowing your heritage and family tree will give […]

A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WISH

Editor, As a North Rockland resident, this past year I have seen my school property taxes increase nearly 8 percent, my town taxes increase 2.9 percent and my county property taxes will increase by more than 30 percent, in addition to several other county taxes that add up to the equivalent of another 30 percent. […]