Rockland County High School Students Participate in Mock State Senate

Rockland County High School Students Participate in Mock State Senate

Last month students from Rockland County high schools joined students from all over New York to participate in the YMCA Youth and Government Conference in Albany. The 88 Rockland County students at the conference simulated the state government legislative process including the study of public issues, debate of public policy, writing of legislation and a […]

“I HAD A DOLLAR AND A DREAM”

“I HAD A DOLLAR AND A DREAM”

By Elisa Taylor Hitting the record breaking Mega Jackpot wasn’t to be for many hopeful Rockland County and New York State residents, but for those who participated it was a brief moment to reflect on hopes and dreams the winnings would help them see to fruition.  The lightning strike odds of winning took nothing away […]

“A Soldier’s Play” at Elmwood In Nyack Looks Back at Racial Discrimination in the United States Army

“A Soldier’s Play” at Elmwood In Nyack Looks Back at Racial Discrimination in the United States Army

BY GEORGE J. DACRE This play by Charles Fuller tells the story of a mythical military base inFort Neal, Louisiana. Black soldiers with a white commander become embroiled in a murder mystery in which their colored non-commissioned officer leader was shot and killed while he was in a drunken stupor. Technical Sergeant Vernon C. Waters […]

Reconnecting Rockland: “Back to Our Roots, Part 2”

Reconnecting Rockland: “Back to Our Roots, Part 2”

A forward thinking (and backward looking) monthly column on zoning, planning, and development by Jared Rodriguez, a Stony Point native and recent NYU grad schooled in civil engineering, architecture, and real estate development. Last month I discussed the world that my grandparents and great-grandparents left behind. All that survives of it are our old downtowns, […]

Rockland Sports Hall of Fame to induct seven

BY JAMIE KEMPTON A pro football player, national-champion wrestler, Olympic official and near-Olympian soccer player headline this year’s class of inductees in the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame. The 39th annual induction dinner is set for Sunday, April 29, starting 5 p.m., at the Pearl River Elks Club in Nanuet. The roster of inductees […]

WHERE OUR MONEY GOES

BY TONI SOWA Village of Nyack & Nyack Center — State Audit Expenditures for the Village of Nyack totaled approximately $5.3 million for 2010-2011 fiscal year, and were financed primarily by property taxes and state aid, according to a new audit of the village from the New York State Comptroller’s Office. Recently the Village of […]