Miele’s Musings — Revisiting the Village

Years ago, there was a movement to incorporate Nanuet into a village. Concerns included better control of the local tax base for planning and development, which would benefit the quality of life, health, and welfare of all Nanuet residents. I think now is the time to revive this movement. For many years, the unincorporated hamlet […]


Smart Growth is Not What it Seems By Lynn Teger, Teger Commercial LLC What I cherish most about the good old days is the innocence and the freedoms once enjoyed. Taxes were low. People could keep more of their hard earned money. Mothers were able to stay home to raise a family. Keeping more of […]

Not Your Father’s Pharmacy

BY DIANE DIMOND Pharmacies have become a go-to place for addicts They used to be the friendly neighborhood place where you went to get razor blades or Band-Aids, toiletries or the occasional prescription the doctor gave you. Today, as America’s population uses more prescription medications than at any other time in history, the face of […]

Ramapough Lenapes to Oppose “Fracking” at May 5 Ceremony

The Ramapough Lenape Tribe of Native Americans will hold a public ceremony on Saturday, May 5 in Mahwah to join with other Native American groups and the general public to oppose the practice known as “Fracking” to drill local bedrock for the extraction and production of oil and natural gas, particularly on tribal lands where […]

Miele’s Musings — 4/19

The Fear of Cancer The Rockland County Times has often re-run this popular Musing. In honor of all those struggling against cancer, we reprint it again, as published in my book, Born Minus: From Shoeshine Boy To News Publisher, An Italian-American Story. You have worked hard all your life, and taken care of your family […]

Reconnecting Rockland: “Get Out & Walk”

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ A forward thinking (and backward looking) monthly column on zoning, planning, and development by Jared Rodriguez, a Stony Point native schooled in civil engineering, architecture, and real estate development. In “Back to Our Roots” Parts 1 and 2, I discussed the virtues of the good ole days we’ve left behind in Rockland […]