Gov. Signs Legislation Repealing Law That Prohibits Barbering on Sundays

Gov. Signs Legislation Repealing Law That Prohibits Barbering on Sundays

Though rarely enforced, there was previously a passage in the state criminal code that made it a misdemeanor to cut or shave another person’s hair on a Sunday. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on July 13, repealing the provision. “This is the very definition of an archaic and meaningless law that makes little to no […]

‘Hygiene Theatre’ and What the Restaurant Industry Looks Like Going Forward

‘Hygiene Theatre’ and What the Restaurant Industry Looks Like Going Forward

America’s restaurants have become sanitization barons over the past year, taking on the duty to constantly cleanse high-touch surfaces such as tables, menus, chairs, door handles, and of course, restrooms. Small businesses, including those here in Rockland, have been mandated by local and state governments to go to war with latex gloves, bleach, and disinfectant […]

Downward Dog Into Yoga This Summer

Downward Dog Into Yoga This Summer

The past year has been difficult for many. Faced with economic hardship, political tensions, and a viral pandemic, the average American is under a fair amount of stress these days. The calamitous physical effects have been draining; however, we as a community can not fail to consider the mental afflictions as well. Job loss, housing […]

Something in the Water: Rockland Advocates Demand Action on PFAS Chemicals

Something in the Water: Rockland  Advocates Demand Action on PFAS Chemicals

In Nov. 2020, Suez Water New York, the company responsible for treating the majority of Rockland’s drinking water, informed residents that dangerous amounts of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals had been detected in the county’s reservoir. PFAS, man-made chemicals that repel both water and oil, are used for a variety of manufacturing purposes and […]

Legoland New York Opens

Legoland New York Opens

Lego lovers of all ages, rejoice! Your favorite building blocks are ready for inspection. After being delayed a year by the 2020 Pandemic, LEGOLAND New York officially opened its doors on Friday, July 9. (An earlier “soft” opening allowed season passholders and a limited number of ticketed guests to visit.) The first theme park opened […]

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