Helping teens deal with anxiety heading back to school

By Rockland Behavioral Health Response Team Teenage stress and anxiety is a common particularly for high school students who may be dealing with tests, college applications, social acceptance, dating, and more. Letting them develop their own coping skills is tough but will help them as they grow into adulthood. However, there are cases in which […]

From Oklahoma to Louisiana: Why states are dropping Common Core

When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill repealing Common Core national standards from her state’s schools, it was perhaps the most ironic moment in the fight over the initiative. Fallin is chairwoman of the National Governors Association, one of the private groups that hold the copyright of Common Core. (Yes, this marks the first […]

Journal News Gun Map Fallout: Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) sponsors new bill protecting rights of gun-owners

SAFE Act supporter gives a little to local permit holders BY DYLAN SKRILOFF When the White Plains-based daily newspaper the Journal News published a list of legal pistol permit holders on an interactive website map back in December 2012, it stirred a local and national hornets’ nest.  Amazingly, fallout continues 15 months later. The Rockland […]