Stop Playing Politics with Public Safet

Stop Playing Politics with Public Safet

BY DIANE DIMOND Readers of this column know I’m not much for federal intervention in state affairs. Logic tells us the doctrine of states’ rights is the way to go, as local elected officials are the ones most in touch with what their citizens need. But what happens when the states make a muck of […]

Legislature votes against Day’s sales tax plan shot down

Legislature votes against Day’s sales tax plan shot down

NEW CITY – Legislators rejected a proposal by Rockland County Executive Ed Day to increase local sales taxes at Monday’s meeting. Lawmakers said such a hike was premature and that many other options needed to be reviewed before increasing what some described as the most regressive of taxes. County Executive Day said, “I am extremely […]

Patriot Hills Sale

Patriot Hills Sale

To the Editor, I believe it is wrong to dismiss the petition that was presented regarding the sale of the Patriot Hills Property based on a “technical error.” I would like to say I am not against the sale of the golf course and the additional parcel of Letchworth Land. I feel the Town Board […]

New Medicare Plan Helps Make Insulin Affordable at Last

New Medicare Plan Helps Make Insulin Affordable at Last

By Kevin Kimble The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just took a major step towards improving affordability for seniors with diabetes. Thanks to a newly announced plan, more than 1,750 health plans will soon cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at just $35 a month. This action deserves praise — by lowering out-of-pocket costs, the […]

Yeshiva Schools Can be Great

By Leib Halberstam My father, Rabbi Yechiel Halberstam, survived the Holocaust as a young boy. He spent his first five years of life all around Eastern Europe to avoid persecution from the Nazis, and eventually found refuge in Israel. At the age of twelve, he and his family immigrated to the United States in pursuit […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Protecting You”

County Executive’s Corner: “Protecting You”

By County Executive Ed Day This week I submitted a comprehensive and balanced fiscal plan with three Resolutions to the County Legislature which, if passed, will help us chart a course forward that protects both employees from possible layoffs and homeowners from the double-digit property tax increases of the past. We are facing never before […]