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The Rockland County Times is published weekly on Thursdays.

Politics

The County Executive’s Corner: In The Interest Of The Taxpayer

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day You can’t make this up.  For years, the County of Rockland would routinely conduct business with individuals or entities that owed…

Michael Moroney, son of Legislator Pat Moroney, is the GOP’s new choice for Orangetown supervisor

After a career in law enforcement that saw him attain the rank of lieutenant in the Orangetown PD and a lifetime exposed to his father’s own political…

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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Lifestyle & Entertainment

RIVERARTS FESTIVAL IN HAVERSTRAW NEXT WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE  A full day of free music and art set against the backdrop of the Hudson River–that’s what the second annual Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival…

Empire City Casino Fourth of July Weekend Celebrated with Jeep Patriot Giveaways

PRESS RELEASE Three lucky winners will be lighting the celebration fireworks when each drives home from Empire City Casino in a brand new Jeep Patriot during the three-day Fourth of July Weekend promotion.…

Nation

ROCKLAND COUNTY OFFICIALLY OPENS CENTER FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY YOUTH

PRESS RELEASE District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, joined by Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Rockland BOCES District Superintendent Mary Jean Marsico, Ed.D., launched the Rockland County Partnership…

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…

Sports

Matz Makes Historic Debut for Mets

Interview with author of new biography on Gil Hodges BY JOE RINI Not only did 24-year-old lefty Steven Matz make a successful major league debut on June…

Free Golf Clinic to be Held in Mahwah by Famous Designer

Jim Laudenslager will be showing off some of his latest golf products Monday, June 29, 3 p.m. at Darlington Golf Course driving range in Mahwah, NJ. Those…

Local

Thruway corridor improvements and a streamlined system are slated by 2018

STORY AND PHOTO BY JANIE ROSMAN Sixteen months after it recommended rapid transit when the new bridge opens in 2018, the transit task force rolled out Phase…

Volunteer reading program expands in Rockland County

BY JANIE ROSMAN Kindergarteners in the East Ramapo Early Childhood Center will have a surprise next fall from the Tales for Tots Literacy Program. “The single most…