“Borinqueneers” Are Not Forgotten

On Tuesday, June 19, the 65th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army, a unit of soldiers from Puerto Rican, referred to as the “Borinqueneers,” was recognized and honored by a commemorative stamp. These soldiers served the U.S. during World War I, II and the Korean War. They fought hard despite the fact that they could […]

Author of “Why I Left the Amish” Speaks in Haverstraw

Author of “Why I Left the Amish” Speaks in Haverstraw

BY SARA GILBERT Saloma Miller Furlong, the author of the memoir “Why I Left the Amish,” spoke at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library on Tuesday, June 12 about how she made the difficult decision to leave the community she grew up in, twice. Furlong was featured in the PBS American Experience program, “The Amish,” […]

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall effort and defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D). This is a first in U.S. history, for a governor to survive a recall election. With 94 percent of the expected vote in, Walker led Barrett 54 percent to 45 percent. Barrett conceded the race late Tuesday, June 5, saying, […]

O-Busted: Part II

O-Busted: Part II

Last week the Rockland County Times reported that Barack Obama’s own literary agents at Acton & Dystel were the original “birthers” who promoted that he was born in Kenya, presumably for the purpose of gaining attention for his books. Oddly enough the actual books themselves tell the normal narrative that he was born in Hawaii, […]

Piermont Resident Toni Morrison, Bob Dylan, 11 Others Receive Medals Of Freedom

Piermont Resident Toni Morrison, Bob Dylan, 11 Others Receive Medals Of Freedom

BY GEORGE J. DACRE President Obama awarded 13 Americans the Medal of Freedom this week including Piermont resident Toni Morrison and rock legend Bob Dylan. The awards ceremony broadcast on TV live Tuesday afternoon from the nation’s capital cited accomplishments by the recipients. In addition to Morrison, a prominent author of books including “Song Of […]