DIMOND – Crime Fighting at Your Front Door

DIMOND – Crime Fighting at Your Front Door

BY DIANE DIMOND Nothing is perfect. Can we all agree on that? Especially when we’re talking about all the digital technology that surrounds us these days. But when deciding whether a technological advancement is worthwhile, shouldn’t more weight be given to the amount of good it can do, not to the (SET ITAL) possible (END […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Are Fed Up!”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland has had enough, enough over development, enough unsustainable growth, enough of our problems being ignored and enough of being told we are wrong, biased or anti-Semitic because of these valid concerns. What happened on the evening of Tuesday, September 3 was simply unprecedented. Hundreds of concerned residents, neighbors and […]

Measles and Waldorf Education: Caught in the Crossfire

Measles and Waldorf Education: Caught in the Crossfire

BY ED MANNING The US measles outbreak and the vitriol between antivaxxers and vaccine supporters waned with the summer break. But the embers still glow, a breath away from conflagration as the new school year gets under way under NY legislation now mandating measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. The controversy added yet another dimension […]

How the Media Politicizes Crime Coverage

How the Media Politicizes Crime Coverage

BY DIANE DIMOND Words matter. So does equal treatment. So when The New York Times recently devoted a three-column article on the top of the front page equating the actions and words of the El Paso mass murderer to those of “right-wing media,” I was curious, to say the least. Was The Gray Lady saying […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Substantial Equivalency”

County Executive’s Corner: “Substantial Equivalency”

By County Executive Ed Day Right now, the New York State Department of Education and the Board of Regents are considering regulations regarding substantial equivalency in private schools. Substantial equivalency is already required under New York State law but it has never before been monitored, measured or enforced. These new regulations would give teeth, through […]