PENSION ABUSE CLAIMS ON THE RISE IN ROCKLAND BY LEGAL LARRY New York State has one of the largest public pension funds in the world. In fiscal year 2011, the State had a total of 970,756 active and retired members of the pension fund. The public pension fund currently totals $132.5 billion. While the public […]

Will the Tea Party Rescue the Republican Party Again?

BY ANTHONY MELE Any political analyst with a keen eye for observation and knowledge of history can plainly recognize it was the Tea Party phenomenon that rescued the Republican Party in the 2010 mid-term elections. The phenomenon described as “Tea Party” swept across America, as a great awakening of political enlightenment, which seeded the Republican […]

Miele’s Musing — 5/10

Mother: the Wonder Woman BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Ah! Mother’s Day. Don’t we all wish at times in our lives that we could be babies again, even if for a day, even an hour? Don’t we wish we could be held in our mothers’ arms? Your mother is always there in your soul, your […]


Dear Editor, Unfortunately on May 15 North Rockland voters will go to the polls unsure of what a 2.68 percent tax levy increase will result in as realized property tax hike this fall. Although the North Rockland administration and board have done yeoman’s work in trying to keep expenses down, there are many people on […]

There’s More Trouble With ObamaCare Than the Mandate!

BY DENEEN BORELLI A ruling on the constitutionality of key elements of ObamaCare is expected from the U.S. Supreme Court by late June. That leaves months for speculation — and strategizing — about what will need to be done in the wake of that decision. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), most […]

Dollars & Sen$e — Long term vs. short term investing

BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services As market volatility picks up, a steady hand is needed. Investors are being taunted by prognosticators and so called experts that it may be time to once again follow the old Wall Street axiom of “Sell in May and Walk Away.” As tempting as this sounds, […]