Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

Cookie Drop Op: Delivering Sweet to Service Personnel and Veterans

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Elena Stoicheva-Egan carried boxes of Girl Scout cookies to teenagers waiting inside a large, colorfully-decorated crate, handing them off and returning to the huge pile of cookie boxes behind her; 107,000 in all. Their destination: National Guard troops heading out overseas and Veterans Administration hospitals. “Many families in Rockland […]

Annual Congers Memorial Day Parade

Annual Congers Memorial Day Parade

Photos by Jeannine Rippa Veterans Memorial Association of Congers, Inc. honored 2018 Grand Marshall Kevin A. Kilduff and hundreds of marchers, as well as onlooked remembered America’s veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice at the annual Congers parade this past Saturday. Student scholarships and essay winners were presented. Trophies were awarded to Boy Scout Troop 29, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

By County Executive Ed Day As we approach what I view as the most solemn holiday of the year, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the true importance of Memorial Day. It isn’t about retail sales or an excuse for a three-day weekend. Memorial Day pays tribute to those who served […]

Displaying our Gratitude for those who Serve

Displaying our Gratitude for those who Serve

By Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann Honoring those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces is something we all should do.  We all know the reasons why. At some point they looked within themselves and decided that they would stand at the ready to defend our freedom and our very lives with […]

Legislature Passes Tax Cut For Veterans

Legislature Passes Tax Cut For Veterans

BY JOE KUHN At Tuesday’s County Legislature meeting the floor was opened for public discourse on the special order of the day; a vote on two amendments to the Laws of Rockland County, both of them intended to aid local veterans.    The first proposed law was an amendment to Article XV11, which would indefinitely extend an […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: A Special Valentine’s Day for Veterans

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: A Special Valentine’s Day for Veterans

By Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann The mere mention of “Valentine’s Day” can evoke a number of reactions. For some, it’s a celebration of the romantic spirit and magnetic forces that drive people to love each other. For others, it’s a day of impulsive purchases capped off with a few sweat-induced moments of panic in a […]

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