Miele’s Musings, July 5th: What’s The Parade About?

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE I always say that a parade is made up of believers. We have a lot of believers in the United States, and many occasions on which to celebrate our faith in each other, in our history, in our nation. The Columbus Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades are no longer […]

Armand Miele’s Book “Born Minus” Receives Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival’s “Beach Book Festival”

Armand Miele’s Book “Born Minus” Receives Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival’s “Beach Book Festival”

Rockland County Times Publisher Emeritus Armand Miele made a rare public appearance this evening at the Grolier Club in New York City, to accept an honorable mention in autobiography for “Born Minus: From Shoeshine Boy to News Publisher, An Italian-American Journey” at the Beach Book Festival. The Beach Book Festival is a summertime ancillary to […]

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Below are the federal income tax rates that went into effect under Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932, and remained in place for over 30 years. Roosevelt’s tax rates kept America in the Depression until he got us into World War II. He knew the Japanese were planning to attack Pearl Harbor, but did not even […]

Miele’s Musings: Father’s Day

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE I was fortunate enough to have both my natural parents raise me. I saw the sacrifices they both made, and I honor them every day for living up to their principals. We lived on my father’s sole salary in those days. My mother carried five children in her womb, nine […]

Miele’s Musings: Not Too Soon to Think About Your Vote

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Rockland County citizens wake up! It’s not too early to think about election season. Which candidates are ready to practice fiscal responsibility and face our problems head-on? And which ones are probably just going to pass the buck again? Remember, you can’t go by words alone. You have to look […]


BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Here we go again. On Tuesday, February 27, the New York Times reported Rockland County as sixth among the state’s top 25 borrowers from New York’s pension fund (Danny Hakim, “Cities Borrow From Pensions To Pay Them”, citing a report by the Office of the State Comptroller). The New York […]