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Politics

Assemblyman Announces Legislative Package to Provide Annexation Oversight

PRESS RELEASE FROM JAMES SKOUFIS Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced he is introducing a package of legislation in the State Assembly that would provide additional oversight and…

Legislature approves Sparaco-replacement and passes resolution supporting ERCSD monitor

BY MICHAEL RICONDA NEW CITY – Like many other locations in Rockland, the County Legislature has become a battleground between supporters and opponents of a fiscal monitor…

World

Middle East on Fire: Jordan’s military operations not without risk

BY ADAM LUCENTE Often heralded as a staunch U.S. ally in the War on Terror, Jordan is currently participating in three of the Middle East’s major military…

Putin’ your rubles where your mouth is: justice unlikely to come in Nemtsov murder investigation

BY ADAM LUCENTE Over a month has passed since the death of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian politician and noted critic of Russian President Vladmir Putin. Despite the…

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BY GEORGE J. DACRE - The Garner Arts Fesrtival is on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 55 West Railroad Ave.…

Record Jackpot of $1,087,845 at Empire City Casino

The popular Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars slot machine at Empire City Casino in Yonkers now stands at $1,087,845. The life-changing potential score ballooned past the $1 million…

Nation

Trains put on fast track for speed control following Amtrak disaster

BY SKYE JOYCE In the wake of last week’s train disaster, the Federal Railroad Administration has told Amtrak that they must make immediate safety changes especially implementing…

Gas goes up second week in a row

From GasBuddy May 4- Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 6.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78/g Monday, according to GasBuddy’s…

Sports

Campbell and Plawecki Help Keep Hope Alive for Mets

Offense erupts and Syndergaard earns first win BY JOE RINI Halfway to the halfway point of the 2015 season, the Mets surprisingly sit in a tie for…

MARC MY WORDS: Life begins at 40 for Clarkstown soccer die-hards

BY MARC MATURO There were thousands upon thousands on hand on Mother’s Day as the Red Bulls hosted the first-year NYCFC in Harrison, N.J. — just a…

Local

County Executive Ed Day to undergo treatment for prostate cancer

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY The Office of the Rockland County Executive today announced that County Executive Ed Day is undergoing treatment for…

Annual Bridge Project Update Comes on Heels of Good News for South Nyack

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Last week’s meeting at Nyack High School was a far cry from the scenario one year ago. “The state has in…