What You Need to Know About Education Credits This Tax Season

What You Need to Know About Education Credits This Tax Season

BY PHILIP C. ROVENTINI CPA There are two education credits (dollar for dollar reduction of tax) that are available to taxpayers who have qualified education expenses for themselves and for their dependents. One is the American Opportunity Credit. This can be a credit of up to $2,500 per eligible student. It is available if the […]

HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL AWARDED NIH GRANT TO STUDY PELVIC FRACTURES

HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL AWARDED NIH GRANT TO STUDY PELVIC FRACTURES

The world-renowned osteoporosis research team at Helen Hayes Hospital, New York State’s premier physical rehabilitation facility, has been awarded a five year $2.1 million research grant by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The grant will fund a study evaluating the use […]

Numerous Personalities, All Begging to Get Out

Numerous Personalities, All Begging to Get Out

BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA M. Night Shyamalan has had an interesting career as a director, to say the least.  He rose to fame in the late summer of 1999 with his supernatural drama, “The Sixth Sense,” and then followed up the next year with his superhero thriller, “Unbreakable.”  Shyamalan’s next movie arrived with his sci-fi drama, […]

Debora Boening of Oak Beverages Welcomed as 2017 RBA Chair of the Board

Debora Boening of Oak Beverages Welcomed as 2017 RBA Chair of the Board

  Business organization celebrates 50 years BY KATHY KAHN Back in 1967, a handful of business owners hatched an idea to form a business association where they could share ideas and help build up the community. This year marks the 50th birthday of the Rockland Business Association. Al Samuels, President/CEO of the 900-plus member organization […]

Timelines 1/26/17

Timelines 1/26/17

Briarcliff Manor Woman Arrested for Pound of Meth On Tuesday Jan. 24, Westport, Connecticut, police arrested a Briarcliff Manor woman after finding meth in her car. Noura Yousef, 26, was found passed out behind the wheel of a reported disabled vehicle according to police. The car was found near Post Road East and Compo Road. […]

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS

FREE RADON TEST KITS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that January is Radon Action Month, a good time to learn about radon and its risks, and get your home tested. “Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. It can build up in your […]