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 […]

NANUET MALL DEMOLITION BEGINS

NANUET MALL DEMOLITION BEGINS

PHOTO BY MICHAEL CAHILL Don’t miss the show—the bulldozers are out in full force whacking off large chunks of the old Nanuet Mall. It seems they’ve settled on the former location of Bosco’s to begin their dirty business. We have not received a timetable for when demolition will be completed, but Simon Properties is hoping […]

Local Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

BY CAROLYN JOHNSON Research has shown that Catholic schools in the United States do an extraordinary job cultivating in their students the resources for social mobility, regardless of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, typically at a fraction of the tuition private schools charge. In fact, they do so at a fraction of the tuition public schools […]