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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

The United States v. Christopher St. Lawrence and Ramapo

BY MICHAEL CASTELLUCCIO April 28, 2016–When Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence was arrested two weeks ago, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said it was the first municipal-bond related…

County Executive’s Corner: “We Mean Business in Rockland”

By County Executive Ed Day Look what happens when you make it known that Rockland is open for business Chinese tour operators spend the day visiting and…

World

A new and third ‘intifada’: recent events may push Israel and the Palestinian territories into civil conflict

BY ADAM LUCENTE Reporting from East Jerusalem ‘Intifada’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘uprising.’ It was used to describe events between 1987 and 1993 (the First Intifada)…

Afghan security services: Taliban leader died in 2013

Afghanistan’s national government released on Wednesday what they call “credible” evidence that Mullah Omar, the Taliban commander, died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013. According to Security…

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Lifestyle & Entertainment

Pablo Francisco to appear at Levity Live next week

Pablo Francisco promises to rock the house with screams of laughter at Levity Live in West Nyack, NY May 5 – 8. Pablo’s fans will have an…

New name for the ballpark St. Lawrence built

It’s been over two years since Provident Bank, Rockland’s former longtime community bank, transformed via a merger and acquisition into Sterling National Bank, but all the while the obsolete monicker “Provident Bank Park”…

Nation

Helen Hayes Hospital to Host Blood Drive Thursday, April 7th

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw will host a Blood Drive on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 10am-5:30pm. Eligible participants must be 16 or older, in good…

Conservative lion Scalia dies, leaving battle over next SCOTUS nomination

BY ADAM LUCENTE It seems that people began contemplating the Supreme Court’s future as soon as the late justice Antonin Scalia shut his eyes for the last…

Sports

Rockland Independent Living Center to host a “Hot Stove” fundraiser with MLB legends

Monday May 23, at Austin’s Ale House, New City, NY; 6 – 8 PM Rockland Independent Living Center (RILC) will host a unique sports fundraiser on Monday,…

RCC TENNIS GLORY

The Rockland Community College Men’s tennis team (3-1) is the # 1 seed at the NJCAA Regional qualifier this weekend at Suffolk Community College. The team is…

Editorials

DINAPOLI USES RAMAPO INDICTMENTS TO LAUNCH NEW CAMPAIGN AGAINST LDCs

Letter to The Journal News from NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Given the turn of events in the Town of Ramapo related to the questionable financing of…

MAYOR OF MONTEBELLO WANTS RAMAPO PLANNING BOARD FROZEN

Letter from the Mayor of Montebello Lance Millman: All Planning and Zoning Board members have been appointed and approved by the Town Board, presumably upon St. Lawrence’s…