HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS SEEN INCREASED REPORTS OF RODENT ACTIVITY IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS SEEN INCREASED REPORTS OF RODENT ACTIVITY IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert alert residents of increased rodent activity due to the recent COVID-19 restaurant and business closures. The temporary shutdown has caused an increasing need for rodents such as rats to become more aggressive in their behavior and find alternative food sources, which has […]

The world can thank President Trump for the oil deal

The world can thank President Trump for the oil deal

By Merrill Matthews In the midst of a pandemic, President Trump was able to convince the second and third largest crude oil producing countries to voluntarily cut production. In so doing he may have saved global financial markets, the U.S. energy industry — and the U.S. economy. Here’s why. Since the early 1970s the Organization […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Made in Rockland”

County Executive’s Corner: “Made in Rockland”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County is once again leading the way during a time of crisis. Pfizer, whose research and development efforts are mainly conducted right here in Pearl River, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) placed a $1.95 billion initial order for 100 million doses of an […]

Teaching Toxic Topics on the Taxpayer’s Tab

Teaching Toxic Topics on the Taxpayer’s Tab

BY DIANE DIMOND It is clear we have real racial problems in this country, problems that need to be worked through as we try to restore some semblance of harmony and understanding among the population. National healing starts with meaningful conversations, devoid of angry rhetoric and criminal reactions, and needs to include everyone studiously listening […]

DIMOND: The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement

DIMOND: The Hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Black lives matter. Of course they do. But it is now abundantly clear that the lives, safety and dignity of Black men, women and children are not really what drives organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement. That is a shame. The world has been fed a bill of goods about BLM’s goals. Now we […]

If You Value Essential Workers, Raise the Minimum Wage

If You Value Essential Workers, Raise the Minimum Wage

By Holly Sklar Every day in these hard times, grocery workers and delivery drivers, healthcare aides and cleaning staff, childcare workersand fast food cooks, go to work for $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage. It’s been $7.25 since July 24, 2009. That’s 11 years without an increase – the longest period in history without […]