Tentative Budget Passed in State Capitol— with an asterisk

Tentative Budget Passed in State Capitol— with an asterisk

By Kathy Kahn It’s back to the drawing board for NYS State Comptroller Tom Di Napoli as he deals with a tentative budget that doesn’t add up since no one will be paying their taxes this month. Before Wuhan virus, Chinese flu, novel coronavirus, COVID-19 or anything close to it arrived the first week of […]

DIMOND – Fact: COVID-19 Sickens but Rarely Kills

DIMOND – Fact: COVID-19 Sickens but Rarely Kills

Yes. The world is in the midst of a pandemic of the COVID-19 virus. But in between all the political posturing and breathless, fear-inducing media coverage, can we all just take a deep, cleansing breath? In fact, take four or five. I usually deal in crime statistics, but this week, let’s look at health statistics, […]

Monsey Machete Attack Victim Dies – Rockland County Legislators Ask Public Not to Attend Funeral Due to COVID Pandemic

Monsey Machete Attack Victim Dies –  Rockland County Legislators Ask Public Not to Attend Funeral Due to COVID Pandemic

Josef Neuman, a victim of the December 28 machete attack at a Hanukkah party in Monsey, passed away after three months battling injuries related to the attack. He was the most severely injured victim of attacker Grafton Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake. Charges against Thomas will presumably be upgraded to murder in wake of Newman’s […]

RCC’s NY Small Business Development Center Offers Aid and Hope to Area Enterprises During COVID-19 

RCC’s NY Small Business Development Center Offers Aid and Hope to Area Enterprises During COVID-19 

Since 1987, the Rockland Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has worked directly with nearly 20,000 businesses, creating or saving thousands of jobs. The program is administered by State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host campuses. RCC’s SBDC provides small business […]

Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection Warns Residents about Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits FDA Actively Monitoring the Market for Non-Approved Tests

Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection Warns Residents about Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits FDA Actively Monitoring the Market for Non-Approved Tests

The Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection warns residents about fraudulent COVID-19 test kits.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims. At this time, the FDA has NOT authorized any test that is available to purchase […]

Sen. Carlucci Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Banks & Local Pantries & Supports Emergency State Funding 

Sen. Carlucci Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Banks & Local Pantries & Supports Emergency State Funding 

Video (FACEBOOK LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE): https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDavidCarlucci/videos/219781972594106/ (New City, NY) – Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) held a virtual press conference on Friday about the emergency need for State funding for area food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The situation is dire,” said Senator David Carlucci. “More of New York’s food banks and pantries could be closing […]