Timelines: July 5, 2012

Rockland County Launches Travel & Entertainment Guide Rockland County Tourism & Local Development’s launched its first ever 2012 Travel & Entertainment Guide. This 50-page guide includes listings of Rockland’s tourist attractions, including parks, hotels, historic sites, theaters, arts organizations, farmers’ markets, restaurants and more. As part of this effort, Rockland Tourism & Local Development is […]

Tappan Zee High School Seniors Graduate and Start a New Chapter in Their Lives

BY BARRY WARNER Last Thursday, the 109th commencement exercises of Tappan Zee High School occurred for 275 graduates During a beautiful summer evening on the athletic field, in front of hundreds of families and friends, the formal ceremony was held. Student achievements were recognized by school officials and diplomas were awarded. Speakers reflected on what […]

Republican Group Continues Push for New GOP Committeemen

The group calling themselves the “Rockland Republican Academy” released another list of indictments in the past week that was mailed to GOP committeeman and posted on their website to rally support for their cause. The group is making the push because on a date to be determined this September, all Republican leadership seats will be […]

Breaking Records Social Media Style

BY HEATHER HACKNEY In the last few weeks some interesting new records have been set for the Guinness Book. One was for the title “World’s Largest Parade of Boats.” This record was set in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2012, with 670 boats in attendance, during the celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. Right […]

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground on New Emergency Department

BY SARA GILBERT Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Emergency Department on Tuesday, June 19 with a cocktail hour, ceremonial breaking of ground and tour of the department. The current emergency department, designed almost 25 years ago to accommodate 19,500 patients annually, desperately needed renovations. Last year, the […]

O&R Electric Rate Plan Approved

The New York State Public Service Commission approved the new electric rate plan for Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. on Thursday, June 14. The plan will affect O&R electric customers’ bills beginning July 1, 2012. It will increase the typical residential electric full service customer’s bill by roughly $3.06 per month. A typical user on […]