DIMOND: Placing the Blame for Suicide

DIMOND: Placing the Blame for Suicide

BY DIANE DIMOND If 2019 stays on trend, more than 47,000 Americans will kill themselves this year. Their loved ones will, understandably, be consumed with grief. But some of them will then go on to try and affix outside blame for the death. Many of them will hire a lawyer and file a wrongful death […]

County Executive’s Corner “I Resolve…”

County Executive’s Corner “I Resolve…”

By County Executive Ed Day Many people this time of year are resolving to change things in their lives. Whether it be quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money or even learning a new skill or language; these are all worthwhile goals. However, the resolution I am most focused on for Rockland County […]

In 2019, This Pope Needs a Reality Check

In 2019, This Pope Needs a Reality Check

BY DIANE DIMOND During this holiest of Christian seasons, who could ignore the latest statements of Pope Francis about the festering child sex abuse scandal within his church? In a Christmas address, he spoke of priests who are “ready to devour innocent souls.” He declared, “To those who abuse minors, I would say this: Convert […]

Ombudsman Alert: AUTO HEADLIGHTS MUST LEAVE THE DARK AGES!! – PART 2

Are Bright Auto Headlights Only For The Wealthy? BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman  On June 22, 2017, Ombudsman Alert published Part 1 of the article bearing the above title, citing safety experts who claimed that poor illumination given by the then current auto headlights was responsible for increasing the number of highway deaths, especially among […]

12 QUIT SMOKING TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

12 QUIT SMOKING TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR

HEALTH DEPARTMENT PSA Make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want you to follow these tips from the Health Department’s Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program to help you quit for the New Year: 1. Write down your reasons for quitting: […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Staying on Track”

County Executive’s Corner: “Staying on Track”

By County Executive Ed Day As another year draws to a close, it is important that we all pause and reflect on the things we did well or not so well throughout the year. It is also important to thank those who may have helped you stay on the right track during the past 12 […]