Tag-Team Against Cheap Smokes

Anti-tobacco & big tobacco team up to deny inexpensive, roll-your-own cigarettes to consumers The lawmakers of America have done as both big tobacco and anti-tobacco (talk about strange bedfellows) demanded and banned citizens from purchasing machine-rolled tobacco cartons. The Tobacco Outlet(s) in Nanuet and West Haverstraw, as well as others in Rockland County, will no […]

Business Leader DiTullo Supports United Water’s Desalination Plant

Business Leader DiTullo Supports United Water’s Desalination Plant

Filling the need for more water and new jobs BY MICHAEL DITULLO As the president of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation, I am compelled to respond to the recent news conference staged by a handful of activists who are against United Water’s Haverstraw Water Supply Project. Because of my commitment to help create jobs in […]

Letter to the Editor: Patronage — Alive and Well in Clarkstown

Dear Editor, In our attack on Patronage in Clarkstown, Mr. Savino seems to think that the Clarkstown Taxpayers have orchestrated a politically motivated attack on him. The only political motivation that the Clarkstown Taxpayers have is to rid our town board of the entrenched politicians (think Term Limits) that continue to hand out patronage jobs. […]

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Below are the federal income tax rates that went into effect under Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932, and remained in place for over 30 years. Roosevelt’s tax rates kept America in the Depression until he got us into World War II. He knew the Japanese were planning to attack Pearl Harbor, but did not even […]

KEEPIN’ IT CLASSY: Gay Activists Flip Off Reagan During White House Visit

Radical gay friends of President Obama were invited to the White House recently to celebrate Gay Pride Month. Two of those friends, Zoe Strauss, a magazine photographer, and Matt Hart, director of a non-profit, posted photos to their Facebook account which surprisingly featured a double flipping of the bird in front of the official portrait […]

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

BY SARA GILBERT Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Emergency Department on Tuesday, June 19 with a cocktail hour, ceremonial breaking of ground and tour of the department. The current emergency department, designed almost 25 years ago to accommodate 19,500 patients annually, desperately needed renovations. Last year, the […]