Full Steam Ahead for New Tappan Zee Bridge

BY ROBERT KNIGHT CITY EDITOR ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES New York State is pulling out all the stops to speed up the replacement of the 57-year-old Tappan Zee Bridge, officials told standing-room-only crowds of Rockland and Westchester residents last week. The pace has picked up so dramatically that construction of steel and concrete columns to support […]

CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

BY DIANE DIMOND In a groundbreaking work by journalist Susan Greene titled “The Gray Box,” it is revealed that tens of thousands of American prisoners are being held in prolonged states of solitary confinement in prisons across the country. Now, before you say, “Well, they were convicted criminals — that’s what they get!” let’s delve […]

DOLLARS and SEN$E

BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services Noise on dividends and buybacks has reached an almost fevered pitch since Apple‘s (AAPL) $100 billion cash hoard came to light. Accordingly, I thought some context and perspective on dividends and buybacks was in order. Some advisors, brokers, and investors believe that share-buyback programs are “always” […]

MYSTERIOUS TREE CUTTING AT LETCHWORTH VILLAGE

MYSTERIOUS TREE CUTTING AT LETCHWORTH VILLAGE

Editor, Sometime between January 26 and February 4 of this year approximately 26 trees were suddenly cut down on Town of Stony Point property at Letchworth near Kirkbride Hall, behind the courthouse and other locations nearer to the road. Many of the trees were 10-12 inches in diameter and several were larger. The tree trunks […]

Miele’s Musings — ARE PENSIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYEES BANKRUPTING US?

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Here we go again. On Tuesday, February 27, the New York Times reported Rockland County as sixth among the state’s top 25 borrowers from New York’s pension fund (Danny Hakim, “Cities Borrow From Pensions To Pay Them”, citing a report by the Office of the State Comptroller). The New York […]

Another Lin-sational Week at MSG

Another Lin-sational Week at MSG

Although the Knicks drop two games to inferior opponents, there is still reason to be optimistic STORY AND PHOTO BY DYLAN SKRILOFF It’s been a wild week in New York basketball. Aside from the success he’s brought the Knicks, pushing the team to win eight of their last 10 games as of Wednesday afternoon, sensational […]