Misinformation about Community Choice Aggregation

Misinformation about Community Choice Aggregation

To the Editor, Community Choice Aggregation, or CCA, is a program overseen by the New York State Public Service Commission that enables towns and villages to secure lower electricity rates for their residents, small businesses, houses of worship, and other organizations. CCA also enables them to get their electricity from clean energy sources such as wind […]

To Boost the Economy, Fight Chronic Disease

To Boost the Economy, Fight Chronic Disease

By Gene Huang To understand the health of an economy, look at the health of those who participate in it. About six in 10 U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. These conditions, also called noncommunicable diseases, are expected to collectively cost the country $95 trillion by […]

DIMOND: The Government Can Take Your Cash for No Reason

DIMOND: The Government Can Take Your Cash for No Reason

BY DIANE DIMOND If you carry too much cash, the federal government can take it away from you. Yep, you read that right. If an agency, such as the Transportation Safety Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration or U.S. Customs and Border Protection, finds someone carrying large amounts of cash, they can confiscate it by simply […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Albany, We Have a Problem”

County Executive’s Corner: “Albany, We Have a Problem”

By County Executive Ed Day Here in Rockland, every year, more than 51% of our Property Tax Levy, $66.7 million to be exact, goes to funding Medicaid. On the State level rising Medicaid costs are driving a $6.1 billion budget gap. Governor Cuomo believes that counties, like Rockland, are responsible for running up the tab […]

China Targeting U.S. Medical Research 

China Targeting U.S. Medical Research 

By Jeff Ferry Americans have become increasingly familiar with China’s aggressive theft of U.S. intellectual property. And whether it’s Huawei stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile, or a Chinese aviation company stealing the designs of 13 different aerospace companies, a clear pattern has emerged. Beijing is engaged in a massive, persistent attempt to obtain hard-won American technologies through any means […]

Bail reform is really bail deform

Bail reform is really bail deform

To the Editor, The dangerous elimination of bail and changes to laws affecting criminal justice are out of control. Day after day we are reading more articles and hearing about more lives being placed in danger because of these new laws. Sadly our Senator James Skoufis not only voted for these changes but as a […]