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Pat Godfrey April 24, 2014 at 11:48 am
No. It's a gateway drug to heroine, cocaine, ecstasy, etc. look at Amsterdam drug use if you wouldRead More like to do a study on it's effect. It destroys lives, or teens in particular.
Rick Langley April 24, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Pat, It is not a gateway drug. Alcohol is the gateway drug (Yale study published in Journal ofRead More Adolescent Health, Aug 2012). 80,000 Americans die every year from ALCOHOL overdoses (CDC, 2011). 0 have died from a marijuana overdose. I've been to Amsterdam. Cops in Amsterdam don't get shot from trying to arrest pot dealers, because pot dealers have stores and they pay taxes. The Netherlands doesn't waste money imprisoning people for pot. http://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(12)00231-5/abstract
JJ April 24, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Jane L. Excellent comments.
SouthOfNyack April 24, 2014 at 01:18 pm
What liberty have you lost, Jane L? Where were you when the Patriot Act was being debated? Give me aRead More break
EJ48 April 24, 2014 at 01:31 pm
So many folks seeking to become the next Stephen Colbert. Who knew we had so many frustratedRead More comedians on LI?
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paul April 17, 2014 at 07:48 am
Too bad these company's can't be honest like the US government.
MK Smith April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am
Dump Cuomo. Dump Steve Israel.Read More http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/16/Nancy-Pelosi-House-Republicans-Amnesty
Willie Lester April 17, 2014 at 01:06 pm
I told you once and I will tell you agian, Cuomo can sleep through this election and still beatRead More Robbie Boy.
Big_E April 22, 2014 at 03:22 pm
That Newsmax article constantly says this is a way to circumvent the Constitution. But since theRead More Constitution grants states the right to award their EC votes any way they want, this is perfectly legal. A state could decide to award its EC votes based on a contest. Have the Democratic nominee and the Republican nominee guess how many jelly beans are in a jar. Closest one gets the EC votes for their party.
brookhavenconfucius April 22, 2014 at 04:26 pm
America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study findsRead More http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/21/americas-oligarchy-not-democracy-or-republic-unive/
Sean Hassett April 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Judy: The only incident of voter fraud that I know of personally was an elderly man who voted twiceRead More for the GOP candidate. He would not accept that it was wrong and even was delighted. Just saying.
Charles Clewsow April 15, 2014 at 11:05 am
IN PERSPECTIVE: No one wants an increase but it does appear that the cost of water, which weRead More absolutely cannot live without, is very reasonable. CABLE/INTERNET/PHONE: $200/MONTH CELL PHONE:$175/MONTH ELECTRIC: $200/MONTH GAS/Oil: $500/MONTH TAXES: $1,300/MONTH WATER: $50/MONTH
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
Mary Cala April 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Due to the rise cases of HIV number, more awareness of HIV/AIDS is needed. One of my doctor friendsRead More who works on a largest online HIV dating site hivlover.com said more than 300 new users join in this site everyday. But not all types of STDs increased. Rates of syphilis, AIDS and HIV all decreased slightly. But more reports of gonorrhea and chlamydia were recorded by the Health Department.
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Barry Cohen April 9, 2014 at 11:19 am
It is very important to purchase the proper HEPA Air Purifier or HEPA Air Cleaner to fit the directRead More need! You should always get your information by doing your diligent research before making a purchase! Or you can contact the owner of absolute environmental in Florida for the best quality information. Ask for Barry and call him at 1-561-629-5618
Woody Smith April 6, 2014 at 07:57 am
I watch these buses riding around Rockland with no one on them. I would like to see what it costRead More each day to run a bus, maintenance and administration. The buses have to cost us millions and millions of dollars.
bruce stokes April 6, 2014 at 08:09 am
their is no free lunch , the county has to pass of the cost of mass transit to the user's
Gloria R. April 8, 2014 at 07:44 pm
it would be cheaper to buy everyone riding the bus a hyundai
Calherbe Monel is Rockland's new Director of Economic Development. Photo courtesy Rockland County Executive's Office
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 25, 2014 at 09:14 am
Charles, thanks for catching that - I meant to put a link to the full press release, which givesRead More details of his background, in the article. It is now there, and here: http://rocklandgov.com/departments/county-executive/press-releases/2014-press-releases/county-executive-day-names-economic-development-director/
Charles Clewsow March 25, 2014 at 09:32 am
"Monel brings over a decade of economic development, business management and marketingRead More experience to the new position. He most recently served as an IT Business Specialist at Clear Channel in White Plains. Prior to his time at Clear Channel, he worked at Lascomp Institute of IT (LIIT) in Montvale, New Jersey, where he was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing marketing plans designed to maintain and increase existing business and capture new opportunities. He also reviewed and submitted RFP's and worked closely with private sector and government purchasing departments." Thanks, he appears well qualified with a diverse background and most important no political baggage. That us what taxpayers come to expect from Ed Day.,
Ed. Ilarraza March 25, 2014 at 03:31 pm
You can not find a better candidate for this position. Mr Monel has the kind of experience, driveRead More and love for Rockland County that will yield huge positive results.
Pat Godfrey March 24, 2014 at 02:16 pm
This bridge is massively over priced. $14-$16 tolls. It will cost Rocklanders way more to cross theRead More bridge. Where is Nita Lowey on this? Why isn't she looking out for Rockland residents and limiting the toll. All she has done is borrowed 1 Billion dollars which we the NYS tax payer has to pay back. This bridge will be a massive drain on the economy. It will stop Westchester riders from coming to shop at our malls. It will clog traffic for the next 3 years at least. Why are we doing this again?
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
INTHEKNOW March 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm
How is this a "slap in the face?" The village hall is a house.. the police dept worksRead More in the attic. If the state wants the land, perhaps the village can be compensated with another building that is more appropriate to their mission. I had heard that the village had once looked at the old telephone company building further north on Broadway, and there was a proposal to build something on the old ice house property too. If they are going to have a walkway or bike lane on the bridge, parking would be needed somewhere close.. (the old ice house property would be ok too.. right by the Esposito rail trail). Bottom line, this could actually benefit the people of South Nyack as they get a better facility. I agree however that the thruway authority does not care about either side of the river.. they never have... And just wait til Andy Boy Jr, names the bridge after his father.
willie 6 March 22, 2014 at 04:35 pm
ITK. my point is EMINENT DOMAIN can take anything and everything including YOUR HOUSE ! who wants toRead More look at a parking lot. let them use the land around the cloverleaf.
Dennis March 24, 2014 at 06:35 am
South Nyack should take this opportunity to seriously consider this proposal to modernize it'sRead More facilities!
bibliophile March 23, 2014 at 06:24 pm
Let's stop with the euphemisms. ILLEGAL, not "undocumented" is what should be used allRead More the time. Every time this country give out "amnesty" to millions of ILLEGALS, more come illegally and those who wait on line to request entry legally get screwed. I have family living in other countries who would admit them legally since the quota for Europeans had been met here. So, pardon me if I have no sympathy. How about a Dream Act to cut tuition rates for those legally living here and who are burdened with loans, but persevere to get a degree. It took me ten years to pay off my students loans, but I did it to get a BA, MA and a MS!
New York Patriot March 23, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Perhaps after the mid-term elections there will me a Nightmare Act brought for a vote in the thenRead More Republican Senate and Congress. This Nightmare Act will strengthen (no, fortify) our porous borders and begin a massive program of deportation of individuals (and their offspring) who have entered OUR home illegally.
Maire B March 25, 2014 at 07:31 pm
What upsets me is that 29 voted for this dumb idea. As someone above mentioned, why don't allRead More those who just love handing out money to those who are not legal citizens or who have committed crimes just hand over whatever personal amounts they have? This would make the generous libs happy and the rest of us could just support our own favorite charities, too, including the one that begins at home.
Chris Clement March 21, 2014 at 10:08 am
License taken away, can't get to work. No income, so can't pay past due taxes. This is illogical.Read More Have these non-payers do community service or something, but to take their DL helps no one. Off Topic: A friend got a speeding ticket and went to court with him. He had to pay a fine and surcharge to NYS. There was another guy who got caught driving without a license or insurance. Second time. He got fined. This guy left court, got in a car and drove away. His car should have been confiscated.
pauline schneider March 21, 2014 at 11:30 am
I wonder if they can't pay because we are still in an economic depression? In a society that reliesRead More on cars, not sidewalks, taking away their ability to commute to a job is tantamount to throwing them into pauper's prison. why not just throw them in jail and be done? It's the same thing.
R Rice March 31, 2014 at 09:30 am
I was just thinking it was a crime to not pay your taxes. So, I guess the whole commit a crime, goRead More to jail thing is out the window. Now we're just suspending their driving privileges? Good to know...
Anthony Lobasso March 20, 2014 at 10:57 am
I say forget the fines. People must start serving jail time. Oh I guess if the law allows throw inRead More the fine also.
Michael Marinelli March 22, 2014 at 07:30 am
Edward Day remember that name. He is a relentless leader.His leadership skills will help putRead More Rockland County back on track. David Carliucci is another young man with extraordinary leadership skills. Be patient.
Mike Hirsch March 22, 2014 at 10:31 am
Michael, Ed Day is a leader first and a politician second. Though I like David Carlucci, he is aRead More politician, period. He is no leader. Take a look at what is being done to try and rescind the EDC grant for the slaughterhouse. Ed Day will do all that he can to block it at the county level. Assemblyman Zebrowski has been working to get the grant rescinded at the state level for 5 years, but he is working alone. Though Senator Carlucci is opposed to this project, he has not joined him in this effort because it is difficult for him politically. That is not leadership. If he would get actively involved with Asseblyman Zebrowski, rather than just giving lip service, they would together be able to get the grant rescinded.
First responders view the derailment of a Metro-North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Nick M. March 16, 2014 at 08:46 am
Union culture=taxpayers pay more and receive less. How much $$$ does mta get in taxes yet ticketsRead More are still outrageously expensive. Health care, education, post office, border scurity. Does the govt do anything right? yet nyers always vote for more of it. How many private sector employee receive health insurance and retire after 30 yrs w a full pension?
Tucker J March 16, 2014 at 10:48 am
They should look into the work schedules of the engineers and conductors. These guys get CRAZYRead More overtime- working 80 hrs a week. They DO get rest periods-time and a half- to sleep on the job. The safety rules are manipulated for higher pay- not a safer railroad.
Willie Lester March 17, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Take a close look at Metro North’s pension plan. So good, congress copied it. Enough said.Read More
Putnam County Executive  and County Clerk both endorse Murphy for Westchester County Clerk
Carole Bader March 8, 2014 at 07:28 am
The safe act states that the identity of gun owners shall not be released. Why the Putnam countyRead More judge would overlook that is mind boggling! Our rights to privacy MUST supersede the rights of the freedom of information nonsense. I also would like the names of those people with mental health issues in my neighborhood so I can be ready to defend myself and my family against an enraged individual.
Watchdog March 8, 2014 at 07:58 am
Is this the same Putnam County that handled the shoplifting case for Vinny Reda?
Pat Godfrey March 12, 2014 at 01:02 pm
What is the purpose of the Journal News here? Are they a news organization or a political actionRead More committee against the second amendment? Why go here? I guess they have given up the ruse of being a news organization and now are community organizers.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day at his first State of the County speech. Photo: Rockland County Executive's Office
Orlando Alberto Franklin April 7, 2014 at 12:03 am
there maybe a need for tighter control on high salary earners in the county...instead of thinking ofRead More laying off lower salary earners...work towards reducing the high earners salaries by means of layoffs or other sorts...where i live the condo associates give you nothing for your money...change is needed everywhere.
Rob T March 6, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Jo...Only thing Hillary ever did was pander to New Square to trade pardons for votes
jo March 6, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Rob..glad you have clear vision of her... so many don't.. and they call themselves informedRead More voters... lmao
New York Patriot March 6, 2014 at 06:16 pm
ISSY drank ALL the Kool-Aid!! ISSY, you have to leave some Kool-Aid for the other Liberals to drinkRead More too. And anyone who isn't absolutely sure the Clintons (BOTH) are evil should spend some time at these links: http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/05/09/they-came-they-murdered-they-covered-it-up/ http://patriotpost.us/pages/72 http://earlcallaway.com/corpsecount.html Happy reading!!
Officials unveiled the new DMV website, dmv.ny.gov (pictured here in a screenshot), Friday.
mark March 1, 2014 at 01:46 pm
anything that can be done to avoid having to actually go to a DMV office is a benefit. i wish otherRead More NY State licensing divisions had similar set ups, especially for just paying a fee
war11 March 2, 2014 at 06:13 am
If you had done your research and follow-up you would have seen that the system was down on Friday,Read More and Saturday. Sound familiar ?
SPK March 2, 2014 at 06:49 am
Fawning over a government website because of mobility access? The tragedy of Low Expectations.Read More Probably also think ObamaCare is a great advancement.
John Q. Public March 2, 2014 at 11:01 am
Ms Schneider, if you are so compassionate and smart, why do you continue to subject your children toRead More what you perceive grave risk? Either there is no unmanageable risk, or you are just an irresponsible crank who would sacrifice your kids on the altar of your ego. What park do you carry your soapbox to everyday?
Teleman March 2, 2014 at 02:05 pm
while I do agree that Indian Point is surpassing its useful lifespan and needs to be replaced, theRead More rhetoric of calling it a "bomb factory" is an unintelligent, dopey, statement. Pauline is saying not IF, but WHEN IP melts down- why is she still here reaping the energy and tax benefits of the plant- please, move away.
Teleman March 2, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Jeez, don't you know all we have to do is throw up a few windmills and solar panels? Its so easy.
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison runs a program at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining.
Rob T February 19, 2014 at 04:37 pm
How about convicts get introduced to working at McDonalds for minimum wage, instead of a BS inRead More cultural studies on the tax payers dime.
Mike Hirsch February 19, 2014 at 04:45 pm
We spend a lot of money keeping people in prisons. Though I know that the idea of paying for aRead More convict's college education is distasteful, it makes good economic sense if it helps them become successfully integrated into society. Instead of paying for their college, why not give them a student loan that they must pay back?
Clarice Hair February 19, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Here's something to think about: HOW ARE THEY GOING TO GET A JOB IF THEY HAVE A RECORD? Or willRead More they be given a pass? And if they are, what about the thousands who have records and who have had to live with the consequences?
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
Tony T February 9, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Should not the community in general be given as much info as possible....... an ID of the suspected,Read More if know, and it seems from the article they are. Others may have come in contact .with them in other venues than the Mall, If I was the Palisades Mall I would insist on it. I for one will not patronize the Mall until this crisis is resolved.
Slainte February 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm
Not vaccinated and at the mall Super Bowl Sunday. Hmmmmm this seems like a real brain buster toRead More figure out.
Patricia February 15, 2014 at 02:30 pm
I read the article, did I miss something about the person visiting Israel or being Jewish? I didn'tRead More read that anywhere. And why are people looking to lash out at a specific group over this article?