Piermont FD Works to Honor Thomas Pomplin

Piermont FD Works to Honor Thomas Pomplin

Thomas “Pomp” Pomplin, a member of the Empire Hose Company #1 (Piermont Fire Dept.) succumbed to the effects of overheating and exhaustion while combating a  fire in 1854 at the age of 28. Although Pomplin served proudly, and was the first Rockland firefighter to perish in action, because he was black Pomplin was never listed […]

NY State Raises Fines For Building Code Violations, Problems Persist

NY State Raises Fines For Building Code Violations, Problems Persist

This week, Governor Kathy Hochul sighed new legislation that will add addtional penalties for irresponsible property owners who disregard local zoning laws. Originally sponsored by Rockland’s State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski and State Senator Rachel May of Syracuse, this new law will introduce harsher fines for landowners who’s holdings do not meet local building codes and […]

RCT Exclusive ft. Dr. Frances Pratt

RCT Exclusive ft. Dr. Frances Pratt

This is part one of a several part series depicting the life, events and wisdom of local Civil Rights heroine, Dr. Frances Pratt. Dr. Pratt, of Nyack, sat down with The Rockland County Times to share her rise from a child growing up in the segregated south to the first African-American head nurse at the […]

Spring Valley Honors Fallen Hero

Spring Valley Honors Fallen Hero

To commemorate the sacrifice of Jared Lloyd, the volunteer firefighter who lost his life helping more than 100 elderly and disabled residents escape the inferno that claimed the Evergreen Home for Adults in Spring Valley, the Spring Valley Columbian Fire Company has renamed their headquarters in honor of the fallen hero.