Timelines 8/3/17

Timelines 8/3/17

Russian Defense to Use Lasers to Deflect Enemy The Russian defense industry says powerful lasers on its sixth-generation fighter will be used to “burn” enemy homing systems on projectiles fired in their direction to deflect them from hitting a target. “Now we are talking about developments in the field of powered lasers that will be […]

TIMELINES 7/13/17

TIMELINES 7/13/17

Lottery for Full-Day Kindergarten On July 10, parents attended a lottery to place their children in full-day kindergarten at the North Rockland School District offices in Garnerville. The lottery was for each of the elementary schools in the district with a class size of 22 children, split between boys and girls equally. The lottery was […]

TIMELINES 6/1/17

TIMELINES 6/1/17

START-UP NY PROGRESS: RCC to Work With Company Relocating to Nyack York Analytical Laboratories Inc., a full service environmental laboratory, has been added to expand Rockland Community College’s presence into Nyack. York Labs analyzes environmental samples. The company has re-located their corporate offices from Connecticut due to a designation from Start-Up NY, which offers expanding […]

TIMELINES 5/25/17

TIMELINES 5/25/17

Consumer Protection Director Loses Battle with Leukemia  Rockland County’s Consumer Protection Director Terry David Grosselfinger died May 19 after a battle with leukemia. The 68-year-old was a Purple Heart recipient from his time with the U.S. Army infantry during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he attended Rockland Community College. Later, he graduated from […]

TIMELINES 5/18/17

TIMELINES 5/18/17

ROCKLAND COUNTY: Health Department Continues Mosquito Breeding Prevention The Health Department in New City has begun to prevent the population growth of mosquitoes by treating catch basins and storm drains. This treatment will continue until the end of the month. Residents should avoid blocking storm drains with their cars to allow easier access. County Health […]

TIMELINES 4/27/17

TIMELINES 4/27/17

Overdose deaths spike in upstate NY New York has seen a significant increase in drug-related deaths over a recent six year period, officials report. From 2010 through 2015, a report showed deaths by overdosing increased by 71 percent. This issue is more pronounced in the New York City suburbs and upstate. Westchester County was ranked […]