Hundreds Attend Senator Carlucci’s 7th Annual Senior Fair

Hundreds Attend Senator Carlucci’s 7th Annual Senior Fair

PRESS RELEASE Hundreds of seniors packed Rockland Community College’s (RCC) Eugene Levy Fieldhouse in Suffern for Senator David Carlucci’s seventh annual Senior Fair on Thursday. “It has always been my mission to help seniors by making sure they are aware of services and programs, which could improve their quality of life,” said Senator David Carlucci. “It’s important we […]

Town of Ramapo pulls 5-year tax exemption for newly constructed homes

Town of Ramapo pulls 5-year tax exemption for newly constructed homes

  BY CAROL MCILMURRAY Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht announced Friday, August 10 that a controversial proposed law for a 5-year tax exemption for first-time buyers of newly constructed homes will not go forward on Aug 27. After public outcry including an online petition against the law, Supervisor Specht told the Journal News on Friday, “There […]

New educational Initiatives are being planned by Clarkstown Superintendent of Schools for 2018-2019

New educational Initiatives are being planned by Clarkstown Superintendent of Schools for 2018-2019

BY BARRY WARNER In a wide-ranging discussion with the Rockland County Times, Clarkstown Superintendent of Schools Martin D. Cox spoke about the new initiatives that include active learners, the Reading and Writing Project, social and emotional wellness, capacity building, Vex robotics and some budgetary items. Active learning refers to a broad range of teaching strategies […]

HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL APPOINTS ADAPTED SPORTS COORDINATOR

HELEN HAYES HOSPITAL APPOINTS ADAPTED SPORTS COORDINATOR

West Haverstraw, New York – Helen Hayes Hospital has appointed Peter Gagliardo to the position of Coordinator of the Helen Hayes Hospital Adapted Sports and Recreation Program. Gagliardo will lead the hospital’s 4-season Adapted Sports and Recreation Program, one of the largest and most comprehensive adapted sports programs in the country. Gagliardo has served as […]

RESIDENTS REMINDED TO HELP PREVENT MOSQUITO BREEDING

RESIDENTS REMINDED TO HELP PREVENT MOSQUITO BREEDING

With all the rain that has recently fallen, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to be sure to get rid of any standing water around their home to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding on their property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in or near water, and their […]

Vanderhoef calls for State Funding to Study Newly Discovered “Longhorned Tick”

Vanderhoef calls for State Funding to Study Newly Discovered “Longhorned Tick”

State Senate Candidate Scott Vanderhoef called on the New York State Department of Health to increase and prioritize research of the Longhorned tick, which was recently discovered in multiple locations within Westchester and Rockland Counties. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are a threat to our families and pets, however, it took the medical community […]