County Executive’s Corner: “Bravery in Action”

County Executive’s Corner: “Bravery in Action”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County is truly blessed to have such a strong local tradition of volunteerism. Not only do volunteers in the fire and emergency services risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe but they are some of the most highly trained individuals I have ever met. Our […]

Reader says Limbaugh unworthy of medal

Reader says Limbaugh unworthy of medal

To the Editor, It’s no surprise that Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh during the State of the Union address. They are cut from the same cloth in that they both viciously attack anyone who doesn’t think like they do. I remember in 2012 when Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, then […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Our County is Strong”

County Executive’s Corner: “Our County is Strong”

By County Executive Ed Day Earlier this month I delivered my seventh State of the County Address since taking office in 2014. Gathered with almost 200 people, I spoke to the amazing transformation that has overtaken County Government with the help of our many talented and dedicated team members. And while we have made significant […]

Ombudsman Alert – NEW SCAM SURFACES!

Ombudsman Alert – NEW SCAM SURFACES!

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Beware of a new tactic used by the scammers when you receive a telephone call warning you that you will be charged a “fee” of $299.99 unless you immediately call a specified 800 number (which will not be repeated here). This new “tactic” obviously designed to scare telephone recipients (especially trusting […]

DIMOND: We Need a Smarter War on Drugs

DIMOND: We Need a Smarter War on Drugs

BY DIANE DIMOND Did we learn nothing from the so-called crack-cocaine plague of the ’80s and ’90s? For those with fuzzy memories, the media back then erroneously and breathlessly declared that crack use had reached epidemic proportions. Newsweek declared crack was “the most addictive drug known to man.” The full truth would eventually come out. […]

Sloatsburg reader sees special surcharge to fund North Rockland District as taxation without representation

Sloatsburg reader sees special surcharge to fund North Rockland District as taxation without representation

To the Editor, Recently New York State Senator James Skoufis presented an idea for tax relief in the North Rockland School district. Simply put his idea involves a one dollar surcharge for parking at Bear Mountain State Park/along with other surcharges unnamed.. This would mean people from outside the North Rockland District would be paying […]

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