Letter to the Editor: OPEN LETTER TO MTA CHAIRMAN FROM HUDSON VALLEY LAWMAKERS

Dear Hon. Fernando Ferrer, Thank you for your service on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board and dedication toward improving the quality of life of the countless passengers that use the many services offered. In that vein, we the undersigned – eight of the New York State Assembly Members and Senators representing Orange and Rockland […]

HUDSON VALLEY STATE LEGISLATORS TO HOST JOINT LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARING

New York State Senators and Assemblymembers will co-host a joint legislative budget hearing in Rockland County to discuss Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget. The event will take place this Thursday, February 14 from 3 – 6 p.m. at Valley Cottage Library, located at 110 Route 303. “This hearing will provide an opportunity for residents to […]

College Sports Notebook 12/6

College Sports Notebook 12/6

The College Sports Notebook is compiled by veteran sports writer and columnist Marc Maturo, a lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). The notebook will be published every Thursday, and also can be visited at www.rocklandcountytimes.com. Please send items of interest to marcmaturo@aol.com. Sledge Sparkling on Hardwood at Iona College Madison Square Garden, which […]

Destination: BEER

Destination: BEER

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Rockland County is now home to craft beer retail store Growler and Gill Tucked away on Route 59 in Nanuet between Toys ‘R’ Us and Kohl’s is Rockland County’s best kept secret for beer lovers, the Growler and Gill. The Growler and Gill is a “hybrid concept” says co-owner Joe Fitzgerald, with […]

Puddin’ Don’t

Puddin’ Don’t

Puddin’ Don’t is a creation of Jake Barlow, inspired by all manner of silliness, like Berkeley Breathed’s Bill the Cat, Chuck Norris Facts, The movie Machete, and the great Marty Feldman. Puddin’ Don’t can be found daily online at www.puddindont.com.

The Future of Hudson Valley Housing

The Future of Hudson Valley Housing

BY MICHAEL CAHILL Four years later, the Hudson Valley is slowly recovering from the housing crisis, but more problems are on the horizon. Rising rents and the scarcity of affordable housing coupled with federal funding decreases, and an aging population demanding more alternative housing, will have municipalities squeezing even more out of their budgets in […]

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