Hunger Awareness Month Kicks Off

September is National Hunger Awareness Month during which national and regional organizations, including Feeding America, Regional Food Bank for of Northeastern NY and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, will step up efforts to raise awareness of the issue of hunger. A group of concerned people working to feed the hungry right here in […]

Helen Hayes Recruiting Volunteers for Stroke Research

Helen Hayes Hospital is conducting a medical research study for individuals who have experienced an ischemic stroke and continue to have problems with their ability to feel or move with either their lower or upper body. Individuals who are experiencing these chronic deficits after an ischemic stroke are being recruited for the study. The results […]

Master Gardeners Help Improve the Beauty of Rockland County Communities

BY BARRY WARNER You might not know that the Cornell Cooperate Extension has a program that aim to spread gardening knowledge throughout the community. The Master Gardener Program consists of a corps of volunteers, trained by Cornell Cooperative Extension instructors in gardening, a skill that truly is a cross between art and science. The newly […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Help Protect Students from Cyberbullying

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation this week intended to help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The new law is designed to beef up a school’s response to harassment and bullying through increased reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. Cuomo said the law requires schools to […]

Letter to the Editor: Anti-Tobacco Lobby Targets Products That Help Smokers Quit

Dear Editor, The Rockland County Times’ recent article “Philip Morris Sues Village of Haverstraw” points out that that Haverstraw recently passed an ordinance to require tobacco retailers to hide cigarettes and cigars from the sight of the general public. However, the article fails to note that this display ban targets more than just combustible tobacco products. The ordinance […]

Thruway Sells $1.1 Billions in Bonds to Help Fund Tappan Zee Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Thruway Authority has completed a sale of long-term bonds, raising $1.1 billion for the Authority so it can move forward with capital projects across the state, including the Tappan Zee Bridge. “The Thruway Authority has taken important steps to save costs and put in place […]