Philip Morris Sues Village of Haverstraw

Cigarette wars light up as Philip Morris leads coalition of seven tobacco companies and the NY Association of Convenience Stores in lawsuit against Village of Haverstraw Rockland County Times Earlier this year, the Village of Haverstraw, working with POW’R Against Tobacco, took the unprecedented step of banning retail displays of cigarette products in their stores, […]

Gas Explosion and Fire Blaze on Broadway in Nyack

Gas Explosion and Fire Blaze on Broadway in Nyack

BY SARA GILBERT A gas explosion resulting in a large open fire occurred in Nyack on Thursday, June 21 while Raines & Welsh & Sons, contractors of Orange & Rockland Utilities, were working on a gas main replacement project. By Sunday, June 24, the intersection of North Broadway and First Avenue in Nyack was cleaned […]

Rape and Molestation Cases Make News in Rockland

Rape and Molestation Cases Make News in Rockland

Two Girls Raped by Four Chestnut Ridge Boys Four 12- and 13-year old boys are accused of sexually attacking two girls, ages 12 and 14. The boys, students at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, are charged with first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex acts. Reportedly, they attacked the 14-year-old girl in her home by sneaking in through […]

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

BY SARA GILBERT Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Emergency Department on Tuesday, June 19 with a cocktail hour, ceremonial breaking of ground and tour of the department. The current emergency department, designed almost 25 years ago to accommodate 19,500 patients annually, desperately needed renovations. Last year, the […]

Lauren’s Law Passed in Senate and Assembly

Next stop: Governor’s desk The New York State Senate joined with its Assembly counterparts in passing Lauren’s Law, which aims to boost organ donations, on Wednesday, June 20. It was passed unanimously. The bill (S.7103A) now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill expands the donor options on driver’s license […]

County of Rockland Cooling Centers: June 20-22, 2012

Clarkstown: Town of Clarkstown designated cooling centers for Town residents. The Town of Clarkstown Community Centers are open and available for
residents to use as cooling centers during the normal operating hours. Central Nyack Community Center 58 Waldron Avenue Central Nyack  (845) 358-2500 Hours of Operations M-F 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. to […]