Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings Partnering Together to Keep Our Children Safe On the first Anniversary of the tragic Parkland Shooting of February 14, 2018, Chief Ray McCullagh and the Clarkstown Police Department hosted a School Safety Symposium at the Police Department. All the school districts that are located within the Town of Clarkstown were in attendance. The meeting was extremely informative and […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Taking Action”

County Executive’s Corner: “Taking Action”

By County Executive Ed Day In 2018 there were a total of 38 drug-related deaths in Rockland County, down from 40 each in 2017 and 2016. This is unacceptable. I recently signed a resolution approving an agreement with Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC to take legal action against the manufacturers of prescription opiates that contributed […]

A Non-competitive Dollar Could Negate President Trump’s Tariffs.

A Non-competitive Dollar Could Negate President Trump’s Tariffs.

By Michael Stumo Despite a lot of handwringing from globalists, President Trump’s tariffs are working. One year after the first tariffs were imposed, US manufacturing employment is up by 261,000 jobs. The US is outperforming all other major economies. And new investments have been announced in key sectors covered by the tariffs, including steelmaking and solar panels. There’s a clear […]

Mike Diederich Announces Candidacy for Rockland D.A.

Mike Diederich Announces Candidacy for Rockland D.A.

To the Editor, I am a North Rocklander, a lawyer and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. I ran for District Attorney in 2003. I’ve decided to run again, because no other candidate is addressing the most significant problem facing the County today, namely the insularity and exponential growth of the […]

DIMOND: His Name Was Bobby

DIMOND: His Name Was Bobby

BY DIANE DIMOND Now we have a name. After two agonizing decades, the “Boy Under the Billboard” case I wrote about last year has finally been solved. But in determining the identity of the strangled 10-year-old boy who was abandoned under a highway billboard, the sheriff’s detectives also unraveled a dark family mystery. His name […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: TWO NATIONWIDE CONSUMER GROUPS BACK OMBUDSMAN’S EFFORTS TO TIGHTEN THE DWI BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT IN NEW YORK STATE FROM .08 TO .05%.

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: TWO NATIONWIDE CONSUMER GROUPS BACK OMBUDSMAN’S EFFORTS TO TIGHTEN THE DWI BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT IN NEW YORK STATE FROM .08 TO .05%.

Reacting to last week’s OMBUDSMAN ALERT article entitled “WILL NEW YORK BE THE SECOND STATE IN THE NATION TO TIGHTEN THE DWI BLOOD ALCOHOL LIMIT FROM .08 TO .05%”, both the ‘ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY” and “MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING” issued the following statements for publication in the Rockland County Times: ADVOCATES FOR […]

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