CHESTNUT RIDGE HISTORY TO BE DISCUSSED AT FINKELSTEIN

CHESTNUT RIDGE HISTORY TO BE DISCUSSED AT FINKELSTEIN

Have you ever heard of Dog’s Head Rock, a Pearl River 1900s landmark that was 10 feet high by 20 feet long? Or did you know there’s waterfalls in Pascack Brook? Or that the Little Red Schoolhouse in Chestnut Ridge is a museum inside? A slide show about the history of the area dating back to the […]

Orangetown Parks Changes Surprise Many

Orangetown Parks Changes Surprise Many

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES Changes and discussions regarding the status, location, size, rules, use and other criteria of several Orangetown public parks occupied much of last week’s Town Board meeting, catching several audience members off guard and surprised by the varied proposals. A routine 12-page, 29-item agenda surprised no one attending […]

Ya’el Williams and Bonnie Koop: Advocates for the Homeless in Rockland County

Ya’el Williams and Bonnie Koop: Advocates for the Homeless in Rockland County

By Barry Warner The mission of Helping Hands, a 501C3 nonprofit, is to assist homeless men and women find alternatives to life on the streets. Since 2004, the organization has been working with a broad coalition of communities of faiths in partnership with government, business and civic leaders to alleviate the plight of homelessness in […]

Scholastic Spotlight 4/13/17

Scholastic Spotlight 4/13/17

Tappan Zee looks to build on success in girls lacrosse Veteran Coach Liscio has put together a nice blend of veterans and youngsters as Dutchmen hold high hopes for season          Success, for the most part, doesn’t come overnight. As a case in point, consider the Tappan Zee High School girls lacrosse team, which […]

Shining a light on New York’s hidden electricity taxes

Shining a light on New York’s hidden electricity taxes

To the editor, Tax Day comes but once a year, except for New Yorkers. For us, Tax Day comes once a month—with every utility bill. We pay the third highest price for electricity in the country, and about 25 percent of that is taxes. Our aggregate utility tax burden costs us at least $1.6 billion […]

Syria: Was This An Intelligence Failure Again?

Syria: Was This An Intelligence Failure Again?

BY ANTHONY MELE Breaking news reported that the regime of President Assad perpetrated a sneak attack using chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.  The U.S. launched multiple missile strikes in response.  Why did the intelligence community fail to inform the President before the attack occurred? “In a letter to the US Congress on Saturday, President Donald […]