Despite Laws, International Efforts, and Protester Suicides, Slavery Persists in African State of Mauritania

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Though human trafficking has received significant attention over the past few years, a different form of slavery has gone largely unnoticed in the African country of Mauritania. The country, which is located on Africa’s West Coast, has a long-standing and disturbingly prevalent tradition of slavery. Cultural practices in the nation sustain a […]

NYS Senator Huntley Arrested

Another state Democrat bites the dust BY SARA GILBERT New York State Senator Shirley Huntley of Queens was arrested and indicted on Monday, August 27 on charges of conspiracy, tampering with evidence and falsifying business records. Huntley, 74, pled not guilty in court and plans to fight the charges. Huntley, who represents Jamaica, Laurelton and […]

Seven Deadly Winds

Hurricane Isaac hits New Orleans on 7th anniversary of Katrina BY JACQUELINE PARKER Just as the restored New Orleans was ready to settle down, Hurricane Isaac landed in their backyard on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29. Hurricane Isaac was officially changed to a Category 1 storm Monday afternoon and about 75 percent […]

Auctions Scheduled Statewide

NYS surplus vehicle and highway equipment The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) announced thatsurplus vehicle and highway equipment auctions have been scheduled through December, including one at the Hudson Valley DDSO, 7 Wilbur Road in Thiells. Auctions within 75 minutes of Rockland County are listed below. For information on specific items and […]

Gas Price Balloons Rapidly

It always seems gas prices go up faster than they go down, doesn’t it? Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.87/g Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to […]

Join the Mexican Coke Revolution

Join the Mexican Coke Revolution

  New trend sees Mexican Coca-Cola as the only REAL Coca-Cola BY DYLAN SKRILOFF It’s spreading all over Rockland County, and all over America, more and more every year. It’s the Mexican Coke revolution. That’s right, the real flavor of Coca-Cola that you always knew was missing, can now be found in a glass bottle […]

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