County Executive’s Corner: “Focus on the Positive”

County Executive’s Corner: “Focus on the Positive”

By County Executive Ed Day Last week I had the honor of inducting three extremely deserving individuals into the Rockland County Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame. Barbara S. Williams, Virginia Norfleet and Paul Adler were selected from a list of distinguished nominees selected by the Human Rights Commission for making significant contributions to […]

Carlucci’s Column: Protecting Storm Victims

Carlucci’s Column: Protecting Storm Victims

BY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI This week marked 7 years since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Tri-State area. On Tuesday’s anniversary it was imperative to me to urge the Governor to sign my legislation into law known as the Storm Chaser Bill (S.1405). The Storm Chaser Bill will require contractors in New York State […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT – ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY & AUTO SAFETY CALL FOR UPGRADING THE U.S. NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM [NCAP]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT – ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY & AUTO SAFETY CALL FOR UPGRADING THE U.S. NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM [NCAP]

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT   Ombudsman WASHINGTON- The U.S. New Car Assessment Program [NCAP] is out of date and outpaced by existing technology and by NCAP’s in other nations, highway safety advocates agree. Auto safety leaders marked the 40th anniversary of the U.S. new Car Assessment Program (NCAP) with an event on Capitol Hill celebrating the […]

County Executive’s Corner: “You Control the Future”

County Executive’s Corner: “You Control the Future”

By County Executive Ed Day Saturday, October 26th begins a new chapter here in Rockland County and all across New York. We now join 38 other states in providing more opportunities for residents to get to the polls early and make their voices heard. From October 26 to November 3, you can visit any one […]

If You Share Your DNA, Should You Expect Privacy?

If You Share Your DNA, Should You Expect Privacy?

BY DIANE DIMOND Imagine a day when hardly anyone is able to get away with murder. Think about that. If there were a way to almost guarantee a killer would be discovered and punished, wouldn’t the murder rate go into freefall decline? Frivolous thinking, you say? Well, consider the forensic crime-fighting advances that have been […]

Ombudsman Alert – CONGRESSWOMAN JAN SCHAKOWSKY WAITS TABLES  TO HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR RAISE IN FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

Ombudsman Alert – CONGRESSWOMAN JAN SCHAKOWSKY WAITS TABLES  TO HIGHLIGHT NEED FOR RAISE IN FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT  The Ombudsman Alert has featured Congresswoman Schakowsky in several past columns for her leadership in sponsoring federal legislation concerning auto and highway safety for all Americans. This time, Congresswoman Schakowsky along with more that 200 members of the House of Representatives of both parties, including our own Congresswoman Nita Lowey,have co-sponsored […]