Rockland Represents at Annual March for Life

BY ALICE AVENIA OSSA Special to the Rockland County Times It was the morning of January 23, 2012. It is cold and icy, we are tired as we leave Rockland County for the March for Life in Washington DC. We travel from all parts of the US, the March of all Faiths, who plead, pray […]



BY CHRIS HANLY Investment Consultant, Gary Goldberg Financial Services This is about the time of year that I see investors breaking the New Year’s resolutions they formulated in September or October and committed to with solemnity in December. These are the worst kind of broken promises because, ultimately, the person you are hurting most is […]

Reconnecting Rockland — “BACK TO OUR ROOTS

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ I was lucky to have known all of my grandparents and three great grandparents. My greatest memories from childhood were in visualizing the amazing stories they told me. Over and over I asked them to describe the world back then. I heard about the glowing storefronts in Haverstraw, the trolley cars in […]

The Police Property Room

BY DIANE DIMOND The scene: Flashing police lights and officers pull over a suspect van. Two thieves are found inside along with cartons of stolen electronics and computers. The scene: A bare-bones apartment where police respond to a domestic dispute. After calming the situation, they discover a horde of stolen jewelry and expensive Rolex watches. […]

TEA TIME WITH ANTHONY MELE… 2012: The Year of the Dragon

BY ANTHONY MELE The Chinese Year of the Dragon is also an American election year. An ancient Chinese wisdom says: “If we don’t change our direction, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed.” The mythical dragon in Chinese lore can bring good fortune or misfortune. The metaphor is applicable to us as a nation […]