SMOKED OUT: Haverstraw Village to Drop Anti-Tobacco Ordinance

Maureen Kenney, director of POW’R Against Tobacco, told the Rockland County Times that at 5 p.m. tonight, at a special board meeting, the Village of Haverstraw will rescind a first-of-its-kind ordinance that banned tobacco displays in convenience stores. The anti-tobacco movement failed to come through with funds for legal defense of the law after seven […]

“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, […]