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The Mario Speedway is now open! WESTBOUND ONLY

BY ROCKLANDPOST

TZ Bridge (far) and Mario Cuomo Bridge (near) courtesy of New Bridge Project

 

Well, its not the first time a bridge has been built here, but its the most expensive.

$3.9 billion dollars later and less than… Continue reading.

Ramapo Supervisor Race down to 2 front runners

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

RAMAPO- William Weber (R ) and Michael Specht (D) are now the front runners for becoming the next supervisor of the Town of Ramapo.

Michael Specht is presently Ramapo Deputy Attorney, he primarily represents the… Continue reading.

ROCKLAND POOL AND GOLF COURSE WEAPON MELEE

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Dozens of state and local police cars responded a large fight at Rockland Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Eyewitness state that multiple fights broke out during the hot summer afternoon at the front entrance of the public poolhouse… Continue reading.

HISTORY- CHASIN’ Lighting bugs BY JAMES F. LEINER

CHASIN’ LIGHTNING BUGS BY JAMES F. LEINER

JUNE 2017

“Hey Pop,” one of my grandsons asked the other day, “What was your favorite thing on your summer vacations from school when you were growing up?” “Chasin’ lighting bugs.” My parents… Continue reading.

Location, Location, Location: Next Stop Rockland!

Location, Location, Location: Next Stop Rockland!

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Westchester is a vast space of manicured lawns with villages, towns and hamlets neatly tucked in between large commercial venues, strip malls, and eateries. In its well-planned and generous thoroughfares there… Continue reading.

Nyack History, Died in the Line-of-Duty? BY JAMES LEINER

For this story I’m going way back in Nyack History and WAY out on a limb. Awhile back I wrote a column about the history of Nyack’s Memorial Park for the Nyack Villager. While I was researching the park’s history I came across and even more interesting story. Continue reading.

Yankees and Mets Spring Training Recap/Season Preview

BY TROY MAURIELLO

SPORTS EDITOR

 

 As the Yankees and Mets head back north to begin their seasons in April, both of New York’s teams will be relying on a heavy backbone of youth to carry them in 2017… Continue reading.

SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB AT TZ HIGH SCHOOL GIVE BACK; HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JOIN

Thank you to the Social Justice Club at Tappan Zee High School for your generous donation of comfort kits! These comfort kits, made up of toiletries and new clothing, will be given to survivors... Continue reading.

ROCKLAND’S COUNTY-WIDE RACES; WHO’S RUNNING FOR TOP SPOTS

2017’s Countywide races are set to start. Rocklandpost has the exclusive on who is running for what. All five supervisors and county executive up this year… Continue reading.

COLLECTING POSTCARDS FEB 2017 BY JAMES LEINER

FEB 2017
Do you have a hobby? Many people do. You might guess one of my hobbies is Nyack History.
I enjoy researching about the people of Nyack.
Continue reading.

A LOOK BACK AT VALENTINE’S DAY PAST BY MAYA NASH

BY MAYA NASH The excitement of winter's holidays are all but a memory now. There is not much to look forward to unless, of course, you count on Valentine’s Day to lift you from of the end of winter doldrums. Continue reading.

Wolfe & Cornell say Shutdown Of Troubled Indian Point Means Improved Safety For The Public & The Environment

Wolfe & Cornell: Shutdown Of Plagued Indian Point Means Improved Safety For The Public & The Environment

BY LAURA INCALCATERRA

Former Chairman Wolfe (D-Montebello) did not seek re-election as Chairman.Days before of his clerk and former Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman… Continue reading.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Listening to the news you might think that the United States is not only responsible for global warming, but is dodging its responsibility to address this problem. Every hot spell, cold… Continue reading.

To predict…or not to predict…that’s the question BY MAYA NASH

To predict…or not to predict…that’s the question…

BY MAYA NASH

It’s that time again, new beginnings as we  resolve to be better people, happier, more organized, thinner richer, the list goes on. We are chomping at the bit for… Continue reading.

Obama’s Legacy: The Top Ten BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

a first look back BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM At the conclusion of every Presidency, the process of absorbing and distilling the complexity of successes and failures begins. This is the means by which a legacy is created. In some cases, the process is quick, while in others it takes generations. Continue reading.

Those Who Fail To Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It BY HON. LON HOFSTEIN

BY HONORABLE LON HOFSTEIN Minority Leader – Rockland County Legislature represents

edited by rocklandvoice.com’s editor, Michael Hull

Originally published by rocklandvoice.com

Just a few short years ago, this county was on the verge of financial ruin. A new administration at… Continue reading.

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HISTORY: Toys of our youth BY JAMES LEINER

"Remember the Days?" December 2016 The toys of our yesteryears JAMES F. LEINER Continue reading.

Trump’s nuclear cabinet appointments BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Thanks to the Democrats, Donald Trump will be relying upon the “nuclear option” almost immediately. This is not to say that he will be starting a nuclear war, but that he can rest comfortably knowing that even his most controversial nominees to more than 1,000 government Continue reading.

ALUF VP RESPONDS TO ORANGETOWN CLEAN AIR LTE

 

Dear Editor at RocklandPost.com,

This letter is in response to recent [Letter to the Editor] regarding Aluf Plastics, Inc. As in any disagreement, there are two sides to this story. And while Aluf has been working closely with… Continue reading.

Winter Coat Drive To Benefit Local Families

 

BY LAURA INCALCUTERRA

Legislators Paul & Wolfe Partner With People To People

To Collect New, Gently-Used Coats, Sweaters

New City, NY (Dec. 2, 2016) – Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul (D-Nanuet) and Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe (D-Montebello) have… Continue reading.

OP/ED: I want to move to Bermuda, where they have immigration laws! BY LAWRENCE GARVEY

BY LAWRENCE GARVEY

 

I want to move to Bermuda, buy a taxi and spend the rest of my working life driving tourists to and from the airport and giving tours of the small island paradise. Why not? The island… Continue reading.

Letter to the Editor: CLEAN AIR FOR ORANGETOWN

Dear editor at rocklandpost.com,

“Clean Air for Orangetown responds to the statement from Aluf Plastics published in the Pearl River Patch on November 15th, 2016.

On Wednesday, November 16th, 2016, the Town of Orangetown’s Zoning Board deemed Orangeburg’s Aluf Plastics… Continue reading.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT GROWLER’S and GILL, NANUET, and FULL CALENDAR

Growler & Gill

Tastings & Events

Thurs Brewery Tastings 6-9pm 11/17 Troegs 12/1 Peekskill

Wed Trivia 7-9pm

Tues Open Mic 6-11pm

Sat 11/19 Growler & Gill Anniversary Special. Free shorty for anyone with a rewards card… Continue reading.

ART OPENING THIS SATURDAY ‘One Man’s Nature’ Lagstein Gallery

 

Upcoming Exhibit

One Man’s Nature

Photographs by Aaron Winters

Opening Reception Saturday, November 19 2:00-4:00 PM

On view November 17 thru December 25, 2016

GALLERY HOURS Thursday, Friday, & Sunday 2-6 PM or by appointment

85 South Broadway Nyack,… Continue reading.

America Embarks on New Direction; future of both parties uncertain

 

BY LAWRENCE GARVEY

November 9th 2016 is not a day that will “live in infamy”. It is not the beginning of the end of women’s rights, minority rights or LGBT rights. It is also not the first day on… Continue reading.

DONALD TRUMP ‘GRABS’ PRESIDENCY; ROCKLAND DEMS WIN BIG

It's over. President-elect Donald Trump triumphed over mass media and political establishment with his brash commentary and plan to overhaul America and American diplomacy as we know it. Continue reading.

Whose going to win today in Rockland?

Happy Election Day to all the candidates!

Election season comes to a close today. Many are hoping when they go to bed tonight they will know who the next President of the United States will be and many campaigns across… Continue reading.

Rockland County, A County Divided.

republished from JUNE 26, 2016-We republish this article because it has been getting over 200 views a day for close to two months and always remained in the top ten since its publication . Election season has people revisiting this story. BY CAROL MCILMURRAY One resident likened present day Rockland County to the Bronx in 1969, “it's like the doors are about to blow right open and everyone is pretending like they can stop it.” Continue reading.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Why I am voting for Adrienne Carey and Team Hoehmann

There is only one Political Contest in Clarkstown this year , Adrienne Carey vs Dan Caprara and only one choice Adrienne Carey. Councilwoman Carey was appointed on May 3 rd 2016 to fill George Hoehmanns seat that became vacant when he took over as Supervisor. Dan Caprara is running for Town Council for th Continue reading.

OP/ED: The Mandarin Candidate BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. Every four years we are told that we are witness to the most important election in our lifetimes.  2016 is, therefore, unique, just like every other Presidential election. But unlike past elections, this year we are now forced to choose between the two worst candidates in modern history. Continue reading.

Congress Overwhelmingly Rejects Obama Veto, Allows 9/11 Victims Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing the families of September 11 victims to sue the Saudi Arabian government was harshly rejected by Congress on Wednesday.

With this veto, the bill will become a law giving victim’s families the… Continue reading.

A Suggestion to Lower New York Property Taxes

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D. There are more than 1,600 local governments in New York, including counties, cities, towns, and villages. In each of these municipalities elected officials are free to set their own salaries as high (or low) as they choose. Unfortunately, there is no standard by which such salaries can be set. Continue reading.

Preserve Rockland hosts Orthodox activists seeking education and marriage reform

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY On Sunday, Preserve Rockland hosted speakers Naftuli Moster of Young Advocates For Fair Education (YAFFED) and Fraidy Reiss, ‘Unchained At Last‘, a non-profit focused on ending forced marriage, to speak to a crowd of 80 people outside the Pearl River Elks club. Continue reading.

OP/ED HUMOR: 2016 Presidental Debate to be held at Hostra University BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Hofstra University to hold Clinton/Trump debate Monday night at 9 p.m. Donald Trump, classic misogynist and former foe of Rosie O'Donnell, is now battling another woman in the media, this time for President of the United States. The Donald's new female foe is Presidential candidate, Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue reading.