Let’s Ban Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements

Let’s Ban Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements

BY DIANE DIMOND What do the late Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, former President Bill Clinton, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, comedian Bill Cosby and entertainer Michael Jackson have in common? They all arranged to pay out beaucoup bucks to people who accused them of […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Preserving History for Future Generations

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Preserving History for Future Generations

BY SUPERVISOR GEORGE HOEHMANN Clarkstown is fortunate to have one of the oldest sand stone houses in the region located in West Nyack. The Tallman-Budke house is the most significant architectural artifact in the area and was first constructed nearly 300 years ago. The Vanderbilt-Budke-Traphagen house represents a colonial revival style dwelling. My family and […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Pension Forfeiture

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on Pension Forfeiture

To the Editor, This November, voters across our state will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the State Constitution that would take pensions away from elected officials convicted of corruption. I strongly encourage all New Yorkers to support this much-needed measure. Time and again, we have seen the same story: an elected […]

TO CON CON OR NOT TO CON CON?

TO CON CON OR NOT TO CON CON?

To the Editor, On November 7 New Yorkers have an opportunity that comes around only once every 20 years – to establish a Constitutional Convention. New York is at its greatest when it stands up for participation, democracy, and the power of ordinary people. Both party’s inability to get any meaningful change accomplished has us […]

DIMOND: When Parents Are in Prison, So Are Their Children

DIMOND: When Parents Are in Prison, So Are Their Children

BY DIANE DIMOND Women and children: two segments of the population we cherish and try to protect. But, sadly, not if the woman is in the prison system. Now, don’t think for a minute that I’m soft on women who commit crimes, because I’m not. But generational incarceration is a real thing, and we are […]

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