Cruisers Hold 11th Annual Cruisin’ for Kids

BY ALLAN GOLDSTEIN On Saturday, August 4, North Rockland High School was the site of the 11th annual Cruisin’ for Kids Benefit. The event was sponsored by the Neighborhood Cruisers Inc, a non-profit organization of classic car enthusiasts. The Tomkins Cove based group raises money for local children with medical problems and this year’s recipient […]

Letter to the Editor: What a Bargain?

Dear Editor, Just about everyone has become familiar with the popular TV commercial featuring duplicate cars having the same damages. However, the insurance premium difference makes it worth switching coverage to another company. This is similar to two different sentences recently reported from Rockland County Supreme Court for child sexual abuse. Both accused pleaded guilty. […]

Timelines: June 28, 2012

Rockland Must Move on After Bailout Fails in Senate Rockland County’s proposal to the New York State Senate for a debt bill allowing them to borrow up to $80 million failed on Thursday, June 21. The State Assembly approved the legislation but the proposal required approval from both houses in order to move up to Governor […]

Rape and Molestation Cases Make News in Rockland

Rape and Molestation Cases Make News in Rockland

Two Girls Raped by Four Chestnut Ridge Boys Four 12- and 13-year old boys are accused of sexually attacking two girls, ages 12 and 14. The boys, students at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, are charged with first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex acts. Reportedly, they attacked the 14-year-old girl in her home by sneaking in through […]

When a Confession Is Not Enough

BY DIANE DIMOND It is hard to believe or understand, but people confess to committing crimes — sometimes horrible crimes — when they are completely innocent. It happens more often than you can imagine. False confessions can be traced to unjust interrogation techniques, poor legal advice or even the mental illness of the suspect. That’s […]