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New Square teacher wants trial to fight sex charges

A New Square educator accused of sexually abusing a young boy over five years has rejected the prosecution's offer of state prison time in exchange for a guilty plea.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Metro-North to hike fares by 4 percent

The MTA released its 2015 budget, which calls for fares to increase 4 percent. The increase is actually an improvement on the 7.5 percent price hike that MTA had considered.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sag Harbor Online

Why Here? Musicians on the Influence of the East End: Joe Delia

Montauk resident Joe Delia-known for his band, Joe Delia and Thieves - has been a musician for most his life, having studied and performed music ever since he was 12. He was one of 12 children in an Italian family in Rockland County, New York, and at age 15 he and his siblings gained notoriety as they hit the charts in the mid-1960s with a family ... (more)


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, King of New York, Montauk, NY

Sewer pumping station causes odors in Airmont

The Rockland County Sewer Commission say it has been treating emissions to eliminate odors coming from the Twin Lakes pump house located at the corner of South Monsey Road and Twin Lakes Road.


Related Topix: Airmont, NY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Cuomo: 'Commission displayed 'total independence'Cuomo: 'Commission...

Cuomo: 'Commission displayed 'total independence' Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday dismissed the suggestion that his office "interfered" with a public-corruption probe Check out this story on Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks Monday in Buffalo about a report that said his administration may have interfered with the ... (more)


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Buffalo, NY, Onondaga County, NY, Erie County, NY

Times Herald-Record

Pols: Trucks hop off toll highways to avoid paying, then eat up time and local roads

Some elected officials are calling on the state Department of Transportation to stop trucks from traveling on sections of routes 17 and 32 between Sloatsburg in Rockland County and Newburgh.


Related Topix: Sloatsburg, NY, Newburgh, NY, New Windsor, NY, Suffern, NY, Harriman, NY


Joanna Rakoff's 'Salinger Year'

Joanna Rakoff's lovely memoir, "My Salinger Year," brings to mind an image from the Talmud in which an unopened letter stands in as an uninterpreted dream.


Related Topix: Games, Card Game, Cambridge, NY, Nyack, NY


Healthy Eats in Nyack: Summer Style

Most of us try to lose weight just in time for the summer, but with all the barbecues and outings with friends, we find it a challenge to stay the course.


Related Topix: Nyack, NY, Life, Food, West Nyack, NY, Nutrition

Fri Jul 25, 2014


Dobie: Why don't all drivers take the 'E-Z' way?

ZPass signs posted on the Rockland County side of the Tappan Zee Bridge direct Westchester-bound motorists to the tolls on the other side of the Hudson River .


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Opinion

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Gov. Cuomo signs bill changing wheelchair-accessible image

The new law also will prevent future accessibility signs from using the word "handicapped," a term advocates say is outdated and offensive to the wheelchair-bound.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Ossining, NY, Westchester County, NY

Thu Jul 24, 2014

CBS Local

Pomona Middle School Extends School Day By Two Hours

Some middle school students in Rockland County will have to wait a bit longer for the final bell to ring this fall.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Rockland County announces new owners of Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Home

Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced Shalom Braunstein and Summit Park Acquisition Group as the new owners of the facility.


The Real Deal

The 15 priciest homes for sale in the NYC suburbs

If you're sick of squeezing into New York City apartments but still want to stay within commuting distance, these amazing homes might pique your interest.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Westchester County, NY, Nassau County, NY, Home Gardening, Victory, NY

Empire State News

a oeRevenge Porna bill, awaits governor's approval

NEW CITY Legislation which recently passed both the State Assembly and Senate might soon update current Internet privacy laws to protect victims of "revenge porn" whose explicit photos are posted online without their consent.


Related Topix: New City, NY, Privacy, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Ozone Alert Hits Greater New York City Area, Westchester 'Moderate'

Written by Lanning Taliaferro The Air Quality Index forecast for today is "moderate" for the Lower Hudson Valley, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage honored for outstanding performance

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. was honored for its outstanding performance during the past year at the 2014 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held Feb. 25-28 in Florida at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Ft.


Closing A Revenge-Porn Loophole in New York's Laws

It seemed like a classic case of revenge porn. The victim, a Rockland County woman, went to the police after an image was posted on the Internet of her and another person in sexual contact.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Rockland County Department of Health Partners with Community Outreach ...

The Rockland County Department of Health gave away free bike helmets to children last week as part of the Child Pedestrian Safety Program.


Related Topix: Haverstraw, NY


Meals on Wheels Serves 9 Millionth Meal

Wednesday, July 23 at 10a. And for dessert, they will celebrate their 40th anniversary of providing meals and services to seniors.


Related Topix: West Nyack, NY, Nanuet, NY

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Tarrytown Daily Voice

Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls Traffic On Tappan Zee Bridge Span

A multi-vehicle accident has resulted in a lane being blocked and stop-and-go traffic in the span leading to the Tappan Zee Bridge early Sunday afternoon.