Suffern’s Tony DeFrancesco Manages First Win Against Mets

Suffern’s Tony DeFrancesco Manages First Win Against Mets

Dickey and Davis lift Mets BY JOE RINI The Mets celebrated Italian Heritage Day this past Saturday but for many Rocklanders it was Tony DeFrancesco Weekend at Citi Field, as Suffern’s DeFrancesco earned his first win since being named interim manger of the Houston Astros. DeFrancesco led the Astros to a 3-1 defeat of the […]

First (or Front) Street, Haverstraw: The Gilded Age in Rockland

STORY BY JARED RODRIGUEZ PHOTOS BY TOM MCGUIRE From one gilded age to the beginning of another, First Street in the historic Village of Haverstraw, NY has celebrated new beginnings of all sorts. First, or Front Street as it is also called, was the seed from which the Village of Haverstraw grew and it remains […]

Letter to Editor: Help Us – the Taxpayers First, Before Yourselves

Dear Editor, Rockland County is in dire straits financially, because of years of poor planning and bad budget practices. Over the past several months the county has passed costs along to the five towns. The new costs include charging to hold our town and village elections, and charging for students who go to SUNY schools […]

Gas Explosion and Fire Blaze on Broadway in Nyack

Gas Explosion and Fire Blaze on Broadway in Nyack

BY SARA GILBERT A gas explosion resulting in a large open fire occurred in Nyack on Thursday, June 21 while Raines & Welsh & Sons, contractors of Orange & Rockland Utilities, were working on a gas main replacement project. By Sunday, June 24, the intersection of North Broadway and First Avenue in Nyack was cleaned […]

First Ever Palisades Fair Opens June 21 – July 4

14 big days of family fun in the parking lots of West Nyack mall The Pyramid Mall/Palisades Center in West Nyack, NY will play host to Rockland County’s newest family entertainment event, the Palisades Fair, June 21 – July 4. The fair will feature spectacular shows free with admission, State Fair amusement rides, delicious fair […]

Rx Drug Abuse Bill Passes Legislature

First-In-The-Nation Law Will Require Doctors To Check Patient Prescription History And Pharmacists To Update Database In Real Time The New York State Legislature has unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP. Introduced in June of 2011 by Attorney General Schneiderman, I-STOP is an online database that enables doctors and pharmacists to […]