Dear Editor, With the county $100 million in debt we no longer have the luxury to decide to cut the budget or not. We must cut the budget and eliminate the duplication of services with in our county. From my personal observations Rockland County is well policed and of course that’s a good thing. We […]


BY MICHAEL CAHILL Lowdown on Monday’s Village of Haverstraw board meeting The Village of Haverstraw Trustees submitted a formal request for weekend ferry service on the Haverstraw – Ossining line during their meeting on Monday evening at village hall. The request, which will be delivered to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Metro North Commuter Rail Road, […]

Let’s Say ‘So Long’ to the TSA

BY DIANE DIMOND A recent Gallup poll has just concluded that 54 percent of Americans think the Transportation Security Administration is doing an “excellent” or “good” job at our airports. I don’t. I think the TSA is engaged in a nationwide effort to cavalierly and routinely strip travelers of their dignity. I think in some […]

AAA on Port Authority Toll Hikes One Year Later: Where’s the Money?

Officials from AAA New York and AAA North Jersey called a press conference last week to mark the one-year anniversary of toll hikes by the Port Authority across all six of its bridges and tunnels. The plan, approved last year, calls for four separate toll increases by 2015. AAA officials at the conference called on […]

Timeline: September 6, 2012

Reverend Arrested for Child Rape The former head of the New Rochelle-based Salesian Brothers’ eastern division and former director of Marian Shrine, a Roman Catholic Retreat Center in Stony Point, pleaded not guilty to five charges of raping a boy 30 years ago. Reverend Richard McCormick, 71, was arrested on Thursday, August 30 in New […]

MTA’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

Bloated authority finally dealt a blow by the judicial system. Whether ruling stands on appeal or not, reforms must be sought ROCKLAND COUNTY TIMES EDITORIAL Congratulations to Nassau County and to all the residents and business owners of the New York metro region. Last week marked a victory for the taxpayers of the region, as […]