Reconnecting Rockland: “Back to Our Roots, Part 2”

Reconnecting Rockland: “Back to Our Roots, Part 2”

A forward thinking (and backward looking) monthly column on zoning, planning, and development by Jared Rodriguez, a Stony Point native and recent NYU grad schooled in civil engineering, architecture, and real estate development. Last month I discussed the world that my grandparents and great-grandparents left behind. All that survives of it are our old downtowns, […]

Which Flag Does She Salute?

Dear Editor, I find people like Terri Thal interesting. Why such disdain for the USA, its symbol, and a patriotic expression towards the flag? Is she still hanging on to some 1960s youthful angst? Has some government bureaucracy wronged her in some way so that she now hates all things American? Or is it, as […]

Miele’s Musings — “RAMAPO FLIPS OFF THE TAX CAP”

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Last week, we reported in this paper that Ramapo Central’s proposed $128.58 million budget will, if passed, raise taxes by 2.86 percent, a good deal higher than Governor Cuomo’s 2 percent tax cap that was supposed to apply to all local taxing bodies. Supposedly the .86 percent excess is justified […]

Rockland Sports Hall of Fame to induct seven

BY JAMIE KEMPTON A pro football player, national-champion wrestler, Olympic official and near-Olympian soccer player headline this year’s class of inductees in the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame. The 39th annual induction dinner is set for Sunday, April 29, starting 5 p.m., at the Pearl River Elks Club in Nanuet. The roster of inductees […]

YouthFest 2012 – Fun for the Whole Family

YouthFest 2012 – Fun for the Whole Family

The 14th Annual YouthFest to be held on Sunday, March 11, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rockland Community College, offers fun and information for the whole family. YouthFest highlights include: Big Apple Circus performances at 12 noon and 2 p.m.; Nyack Hospitals Teddy Bear Hospital; Inflatable Party Adventures and the Sesame Street themed […]

Tragedy at ShopRite Garnerville

Tragedy at ShopRite Garnerville

BY MICHAEL CAHILL A Pomona man was killed in the parking lot of Shoprite Plaza in Garnerville on Sunday, police said. According to police, the man Leonardo Alvarez, 76, of Pomona was struck and killed by an SUV on Sunday afternoon while exiting the store. Alvarez was taken to Nyack hospital where he was pronounced […]