Overdose deaths spike in upstate NY New York has seen a significant increase in drug-related deaths over a recent six year period, officials report. From 2010 through 2015, a report showed deaths by overdosing increased by 71 percent. This issue is more pronounced in the New York City suburbs and upstate. Westchester County was ranked […]

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Big Changes Planned for Rockland Polling Places In response to concerns about the safety of polling locations, Rockland County Election Commissioner Louis “Butch” Babcock announced changes and security improvements which will be made in response to observations made during visits to polls to check for disability access. According to Babcock, some polling places have been moved […]


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dies of Cancer Following a long battle with cancer, former president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez died on March 5 at the age of 58. Coming to power as the winner of Venezuela’s 1999 election, Chavez began a long career marked by strong opposition to U.S. involvement in Latin America and socialist […]


Free Gun Locks from Rockland County Sheriff’s Office In an effort to keep guns from falling into the wrong hands, the Rockland County Sheriff’s Office began handing out free gun locks on Friday to county residents. A resolution was unanimously passed by the Rockland County Legislature last month that allows for the distribution of 1,600 […]