Scenes from Native Noise III

Scenes from Native Noise III

  PHOTOS BY MEGAN CONNOR AND MICHAEL MANDELMAN BY DYLAN SKRILOFF Summer festival season is winding down across the northeast, but not before good times were had by revelers from all walks of life. Echo Lake in Afton, NY – once a major tour stop for country musicians – continues its renaissance as a home of electronic music festivals ranging in size […]

SUMMER MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

SUMMER MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

STORY AND PHOTOS BY AARON MOELLER (Click on thumbnail photos to enlarge)   OAK HILL, NY– If you are familiar with New York’s Hudson Valley music scene, you may already know about the region’s premier bluegrass music festival that has been a staple in the Catskills since 1984–as far back as this writer can remember. Every […]

Brown: Provide prosecutorial grievance system with more resources, expertise

Brown: Provide prosecutorial grievance system with more resources, expertise

Originally published July 10 by the Albany Times Union By Richard A. Brown, Commentary The topic of discipline of prosecutors has generated considerable attention in recent years. What is frequently forgotten, however, is that prosecutors, like all attorneys, remain subject to the grievance and disciplinary procedures in each of our four Appellate Divisions. Just two weeks […]

Cox in Open Letter to Cuomo: Stop Playing Politics with Jobs

ALBANY, NY… NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following open letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo: Dear Governor Cuomo, Yesterday, you stated that you intend to make a decision on New York’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing before Election Day. This is a decision you should have made on Day One of your administration. It’s a […]

The Queen of Quirk Hails from North Rockland!

The Queen of Quirk Hails from North Rockland!

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF What can you say about Progressive Insurance’s contagiously quirky advertising icon Flo? She’s a one-of-a-kind; but did you know, she’s also a North Rockland-kind? That’s right, the face and voice behind the advertising sensation Flo is Stony Point native Stephanie Courtney, daughter of retired longtime North Rockland High School high school social studies […]

South Nyack 10-Mile Run Designated USA Track & Field-NY Championship

South Nyack 10-Mile Run Designated USA Track & Field-NY Championship

24th annual race benefits local fire depts., ambulance corps, soup kitchens The 24th annual South Nyack 10-Mile Run, set for Sunday, Sept. 9, has been designated the USA Track & Field-New York 10-mile championship. Race proceeds are to benefit the Orangetown Fire Company No. 1 (South Nyack) and Piermont volunteer fire departments, the Nyack Ambulance […]