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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

The County Executive’s Corner: Making Sure the New NY Bridge Works

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I was encouraged to learn of a recent state initiated meeting between Acting Thruway Executive Director Robert Megna, Deputy Director of State…

Inquiry into Abate Regime Ongoing by County and HUD

The work of fomer longtime director of the Rockland County Office of Community Development Joe Abate has come under the scrutiny of HUD inspectors, the Rockland County…

World

Guns not Jobs: A Chat with two Americans preparing to fight ISIS, for real

BY ADAM LUCENTE Note: The interviewees names and other personal details have been changed for security reasons. The editorial board checked background documents to ensure the validity…

World News: Gaming Liberalization in Japan Fast-tracked by 2020 Olympics

With the whole country of Japan gripped with Olympic fever, ever since it was announced as the host nation for the 2020 Olympics, rumors of change have…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Brad Pitt-produced movie filmed at Sparky’s Diner to debut next month

After two years the long wait is over for the premiere of “True Story,” a movie featuring a scene filmed at Sparky’s Diner in Garnerville. The film,…

What’s Happening 3/26/15

BY GEORGE J. DACRE - Garner Arts Festival 2015 is coming to Garnerville Sunday, May 30 & 31, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open artist studios and demonstrations, live music,…

Nation

Local Woman Amongst Leading Activists Resisting Mandatory Vaccinations

BY CHERYL SLAVIN    A recent outbreak of measles that started in California has placed a spotlight on parents who choose not to vaccinate their children against a…

GAS PRICES LEVEL OFF AND MAY BE LOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED THIS SUMMER

Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.60/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118…

Sports

MARC MY WORDS: Klass caps stellar collegiate career with all-American status

Gridiron standout combines brain, brawn at Maritime BY MARC MATURO Mr. Lou Klass of Nanuet, generally energetic and enthused about almost anything in life, was especially enthused…

MARC MY WORDS: Former STAC coach ready to receive hall of fame adulation

Possinger earns special acclaim in Sullivan County BY MARC MATURO Dave Possinger, basketball lifer, is adding another laurel to an impressive resume this weekend. Possinger, who forged…

Local

500K grant for Hi Tor capital campaign

Hi Tor Animal Shelter has received a $500,000 grant last week from the New York State Assembly to support the shelter’s Capital Campaign. Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski and…

Shared Use Path Access a Breeze for Bike Club Members

BY JANIE ROSMAN Bicyclist Gene Jackson remembers watching the Tappan Zee Bridge being built in the early 1950s. “It was very different then, there wasn’t as much…