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Legislator Paul Honors Four Local Women

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Legislature Proclaims March as Women's History Month in Rockland New City, NY (March 18, 2015)  –   In recognition of National Women's History Month, Rockland County Legislator Aney Paul paid tribute to four local women of diverse backgrounds who dedicate themselves to community and volunteer services that enrich the lives and well-being of others.  The annual month-long national recognition, coordinated by the National Women's History Project, celebrates and promotes the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine and has made a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for…

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Today in History 2-3-2015

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1468 Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died. 1870 The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed. 1913 The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified. 1917 The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany. 1959 Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash. 1995 Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off. 1998 Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.

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7 Day Weather Forecast 1-31-2015

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  Today Sunny and windy. Cold with highs around 20. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill values as low as 12 below this morning. Tonight Mostly clear in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Near steady temperature around 17. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Sunday Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent. Sunday Night Snow. Moderate snow accumulation. Lows in the lower 20s.…

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New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures Adds U.S. Economy SAE 10-30 Motor Oil to Banned List

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Further review of lab data also leads to removal of another, previously banned, item from the list NEWARK – The New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures today added “U.S. Economy SAE 10-30” motor oil to the list of motor oil products banned in New Jersey due to findings that the products’ viscosity does not match the viscosity specified on the label. U.S. Economy SAE 10-30 is now one of four motor oils bearing the “U.S. Economy” brand, and a total of 19 motor oil products of various brands, that may no longer be sold in New Jersey, pursuant to…

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7 Day Weather Forecast 1-17-2015

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Overnight Clear and brisk. Lows around 9 above. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill values as low as 3 below. Saturday Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows around 20. Southwest winds around 5 mph. Sunday Rain and freezing rain likely in the morning...then rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.…

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Path for Sustainable Future Laid Out in “China’s New Energy Revolution”: Solar Panels to Power the Globe

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NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The English edition of China's New Energy Revolution by renewable energy advocate and Hanergy Chairman Li Hejun is now available for purchase in bookstores across the U.S. as well as in e-book format. Last month, representatives from more than 190 nations met in Lima, Peru, in an attempt to hammer out a global framework towards a sustainable future. Mr. Li offers in his book a promising way forward: Thin-film solar power, the zero-emissions renewable energy form that can revolutionize how China, the U.S., and everywhere else produces and consumes energy. Speaking about the book, economic…

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This Day in History 1-13-2015

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On this day in: 1898 French writer Emile Zola published his "J'Accuse" letter, accusing the French of a cover-up in the Alfred Dreyfus treason case. 1941 Novelist James Joyce died in Zurich. 1990 Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the first elected African-American governor in the United States. 1999 Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA. He would "unretire" again in 2001. 2002 After 17,162 performances, The Fantasticks ended its almost 42-year off-Broadway run. 2004 Joseph Darby, a U.S. soldier at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, reported U.S. abuses of Iraqi prisoners to the Army's Criminal…

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Growler & Gill Beer Craft Shoppe Event to Benefit United Hospice of Rockland on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 4 – 8 PM

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On Sunday, January 25, 2015, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, United Hospice of Rockland (UHR) will team with Growler & Gill Beer Craft Shoppe in Nanuet, NY to host a fun evening of testing the skills of our guest bartenders as they “Pour a Pint” for UHR! All the tips earned by our aspiring bartenders will directly benefit programs at UHR. Guest Bartenders include: Elaine Apfelbaum and Brian Raines from 4 – 5 PM; UHR Board member Joe Rand and Joan Gromack from 5 – 6 PM; Joe Ruback and Jeff Schnapper from 6 – 7 PM; The Ancin Family…

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7 Day Weather Forecast 12-22-2014

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Today Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs around 40. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. Tonight Rain likely. Patchy fog. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Tuesday Cloudy. Rain likely...mainly in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tuesday Night Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Light and variable winds...becoming northeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent. Wednesday…

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Hi-Tor Pet of the Week: DW

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DW is a 9-year-old, gray female cat. She was surrendered due to the owners moving. We are not sure how DW would do with dogs, but she would do well with other cats. She is a quiet, calm girl who likes to chill out, looking out the window or just lounging about. For more information, please contact Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, 65 Fireman’s Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY (Phone: 845-354-7900, Email: info@hitor.org). Photo credit: Jane Zippilli

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