Celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act BRIDGES to Host Awards Ceremony and Continental Breakfast on July 26th

Celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act BRIDGES to Host Awards Ceremony and Continental Breakfast on July 26th

(ROCKLAND) June 25, 2019 – BRIDGES, Rockland County’s Independent Living Center, will host a celebration of the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 10:00am at the Palisades Center, East Court, Level One. The ADA was passed in July of 1990 to provide a comprehensive national mandate […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Ombudsman Opposes 18.6% Water Rate Hike

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Ombudsman Opposes 18.6% Water Rate Hike

By Dr. Louis Alpert For all of those who have lived in Rockland as far back as the 1980s, when the Spring valley Water Company was Rockland’s only public water company, it may be of interest to note that this Ombudsman, who was the long-time Chairman of the Town of Clarkstown’s Consumer Affairs Commission,won his […]

Winner of LARC Book of the Year for 2018 Announced

Winner of LARC Book of the Year for 2018 Announced

POMONA RESIDENT, MARIE LIBERACE’S LAMENT IN A MINOR KEY! West Nyack, June 14, 2019: The Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) is pleased to announce the winner of their third annual Book of the Year Award: Lament in a Minor Key by Marie Liberace. This year’s LARC award includes a $1,000 prize courtesy of the […]

Volunteer of the Week: Karen Profenna, Montefiore Nyack Hospital Pet Therapist

Volunteer of the Week: Karen Profenna, Montefiore Nyack Hospital Pet Therapist

By Barry Warner Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. “The Pet Therapy Program provides patients, families and staff with the opportunity to benefit from pet therapy experiences during their […]

Volunteers of the Week: Frank Kemmer, Mary and Kathryn Resonavich Study the Environment

Volunteers of the Week: Frank Kemmer, Mary and Kathryn Resonavich Study the Environment

By Barry Warner The study of the structure and function of the environment is essential for sustainable development of all living things on earth. Environmental education helps citizens understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment and builds knowledge and skills necessary to address complex issues. Brianna Rosamilia, Conservation District Technician said, “This year, […]

Manhattanville’s Professional Tennis Management Program

Manhattanville’s Professional Tennis Management Program

It had been awhile since Manhattanville College had had a competitive tennis program. Before hiring head coach Derek DiFazio in 2017 the school had gone years without a men’s or women’s tennis team or making any improvements to their existing facilities. But that is quickly changing; the veteran coach has revitalized the defunct program and […]