Good Luck, Rockland County

Good Luck, Rockland County

Legendary publisher of the Rockland County Times Armand Miele retires his longtime column “Miele’s Musing.” Read the final “Miele’s Musing” BY ARMAND MIELE When I became involved with the Rockland County Times in the 1990s, I was an old man. I was born during the Depression in a poor neighborhood, saw my brothers drafted into […]

Timelines: July 26, 2012

  Fines Raised for False Fire Alarms in Nyack A resolution was passed in Nyack on Thursday, July 19 increasing the fines for false alarms to the local fire department. Anyone who places a false call to the Nyack fire department more than twice a year will be penalized with a $300 fine. And the fines […]

Summit Park, East Ramapo Schools Are Big Topics, Among Others, at Legislature Meeting

BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA   The Rockland County Legislature met on Tuesday, July 10 at the Allison-Parrish building in New City, where they discussed issues regarding Rockland Community College’s budget, final plans for Summit Park Nursing Home, and special education for East Ramapo students. First, the legislature discussed Rockland Community College’s budget for 2012-2013. During the […]

The Orchards of Concklin Celebrate 300 Years of Family Farming in Pomona

BY SARA GILBERT The Orchards of Concklin celebrated 300 years – 11 generations – of family farming in Pomona with speeches, vendors, and activities as a crowd of excited, high-spirited locals came out for a July 4 birthday party held at the farm. Located at South Mountain Road and Route 45, the Orchards of Concklin […]

Rockland Sets Poor Standard

Standard and Poor’s joined Moody’s Investors Service in dropping Rockland County’s credit rating level on Friday, June 29, putting the county at just above junk status. In May, Moody’s Investors Service dropped Rockland and made it their lowest-rated county in all of New York. Standard and Poor’s reps said they chose to make the move because […]

Promising Female Entrepreneurs of Lower Hudson Valley Recognized

The Women’s Enterprise Development Center recently awarded five grants of $5,000 each and five grants of $4,000 each to promising female entrepreneurs in Westchester, Fairfield, and Rockland Counties. The annual award is open to students and alumni of the WEDC 15-week entrepreneurial program, who are currently running a business and submit a business plan for review. The awards were officially announced […]