No vote held on naming of new TZ bridge naming despite 100K+ petition

No vote held on naming of new TZ bridge naming despite 100K+ petition

Save Our Tappan Zee, Inc. and fellow travelers, including the Rockland County Times own ombudsman, Dr. Louis Alpert, dropped a petition in Albany last week representing over 110,000 Hudson Valley residents who want to see the Tappan Zee name preserved in the name of the new bridge span. Despite the movement’s widespread public support,  the […]

Making a Difference: Service Dogs

Making a Difference: Service Dogs

BY KATHY KAHN Danielle Hopping had a life -threatening scare when there was a fire—because she couldn’t hear a thing going on outside her door. Hopping, deaf since birth due to her mother’s bout with Rubella while pregnant, learned to talk but has never heard a sound. After a fire in a hotel where she […]

Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Elena Stoicheva-Egan carried boxes of Girl Scout cookies to teenagers waiting inside a large, colorfully-decorated crate, handing them off and returning to the huge pile of cookie boxes behind her; 107,000 in all. Their destination: National Guard troops heading out overseas and Veterans Administration hospitals. “Many families in Rockland […]

Weather this Week: June 15 – 21

Weather this Week: June 15 – 21

Your weekly forecast by Meteorologist Zachary Jacomowitz   Hello, Rockland County! As we head deeper into June, a good forecast seems to become that much more important, especially with Father’s Day and graduation commencements and parties quickly approaching. With that, let’s get started!   Friday: Mostly sunny skies. High near 75° after a morning low […]

Volunteer of the Week: Kathy Rauth, Rockland Farm Alliance summer camp and education program at Cropsey Community Farm

Volunteer of the Week: Kathy Rauth, Rockland Farm Alliance summer camp and education program at Cropsey Community Farm

BY BARRY WARNER Several years ago, activists and local officials maneuvered to preserve 25 acres of the historic Cropsey Community Farm in New City. Almost half of that area [12 acres] is currently farmed using organic and sustainable methods by the Rockland Farm Alliance, a participant in the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. The nonprofit […]

Rockland Solid Waste sees progress in school recycle program

Rockland Solid Waste sees progress in school recycle program

BY KATELYN CORDERO The kids at Elmwood Elementary formed a line one by one handing in their garbage to be sorted and recycled at their mobile draining and sorting station. The station is part of the recycle program headed by the Rockland County Solid Waste Authority (RCSWA). Since the program started in 2017 seven schools […]

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