Hometown Happenings: Facts about foxes

Hometown Happenings: Facts about foxes

By Supervisor George Hoehmann Over the past few months, several residents have voiced concerns about foxes appearing in their communities. According to the New York State DEC expanding coyote populations, (a potential predator of red fox), have pushed red fox further into residential areas in recent years. It is important to note that Rockland County […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Ready for Mother Nature”

County Executive’s Corner: “Ready for Mother Nature”

By County Executive Ed Day Hurricane Season is upon us. Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center increased the likelihood of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season to 45% (up from 30% from the outlook issued in May). This warning means it’s more likely we will see much more serious storms, including […]

The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

The Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act

By Kim Callinan Recently introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate, the so-called “Patients Rights Act” (S. 1993), should be renamed the “Patient Anguish Is Neverending Act” (PAIN Act) because that’s exactly what will happen if this bill is enacted. This inhumane bill would withhold federal funding (including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act) from […]

The Trend Toward Distrusting Police Could Hurt Us All

The Trend Toward Distrusting Police Could Hurt Us All

BY DIANE DIMOND All Democrats want to take your guns. All Republicans are racist. So is law enforcement, and police brutality is commonplace.          Of course, none of those statements are true, but they highlight the groupthink that has infected the national conversation. When a police-involved death occurs, it seems there are no […]

Ombudsman Alert: AUTO CYBERATTACKS COULD KILL THOUSANDS!

Ombudsman Alert: AUTO CYBERATTACKS COULD KILL THOUSANDS!

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman Quoting from the Detroit Free Press, which was our source for our July 18 article “HEADLIGHTS MUST LEAVE THE DARK AGES:PART II,” we will now discuss the vulnerabilities presented to the auto driver who opted to connect the operation of his vehicle to the internet. From Detroit Free Press: “Experts […]

Tomato Troubles

Tomato Troubles

By Melinda Myers You have waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. But don’t worry, you can still have a great harvest this year while improving things for next season. Blossom end rot is a common problem. It’s due to a calcium deficiency often caused by fluctuations in […]

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