Happy Together (For Now)

Happy Together (For Now)

Following Vladimir Putin’s election victory returning him to the presidency of Russia after a stint as prime minister, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offered the Russian politician a public congratulations. Ahmadinejad’s own fate is unknown however as recent parliamentary elections in Iran have transferred power to Iran’s Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khomeini and away from […]

Gromack and Stewart Respond to Pledge Controversy

Mar. 7, 2012 When the chair of the New City Library Board of Trustees Terri Thal removed the Pledge of Allegiance from the opening of board meetings it set off a firestorm across Rockland. We shared four quotes from local officials last week. Here are two more. “Since my days as a Rockland County Legislator, […]

Desal on the Docket

Desal on the Docket

BY SHERLY JOURDAIN On Tuesday, the Rockland Water Coalition gathered a large crowd together with regional environmental and local groups against United Water’s Haverstraw Water Supply Project. They met at a press conference prior to a 2 p.m. public hearing on the project held by the DEC. The project is commonly referred to as the […]

Is Clarkstown Violating the Open Meetings Law?

BY MARIA MIRAKAJ BROWNSELL At the last Clarkstown Town Board Meeting in February, Tom Nimick of New City spoke his three minutes asking questions about the town’s compliance with the Open Meetings Law. He specifically referenced resolution #38-2012 which had to do with the retention of lawyer Jay Savino. He did not receive any specific […]

Mass. Cops Accuse Lesbian Sisters of Hate Crime on Gay Man

Mass. Cops Accuse Lesbian Sisters of Hate Crime on Gay Man

Outside Boston, Massachusetts another strange hate crime has been filed by authorities. Two lesbians have been charged with a hate crime for an assault against a homosexual man. Apparently they used negative slurs about his sexual orientation during the fight, although the two African-American women said the gay man first used racial insults toward them. […]

Full Steam Ahead for New Tappan Zee Bridge

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES New York State is pulling out all the stops to speed up the replacement of the 57-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge, officials told standing-room-only crowds of Rockland and Westchester residents last week. The pace has picked up so dramatically that construction of steel and concrete columns to support […]