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Past articles by Jane:

Food stamp changes could leave more hungry

Economic uptick has reverse effect on people in need in Rockland, Putnam and Westchester, who will now be shut out of food stamp benefits. → Read More

East Ramapo: Proposal fails to get into state budget

Rockland lawmakers pushing for a bill to get revenue and oversight for East Ramapo said Friday that the measure failed to get into the state budget. → Read More

East Ramapo: Advocates seek statewide monitor support

Advocates for East Ramapo public school students are getting support across the state but not in Spring Valley → Read More

TB: 'Dozens' of children exposed in Nyack, doctor says

The number of Nyack children exposed to infectious TB was as high as "dozens," Rockland's health commissioner said → Read More

Nyack students exposed to tuberculosis at school

Several students at two Nyack schools were exposed to a person with infectious TB, Rockland health officials said. → Read More

Rockland Arts Center director retires after 32 years

Julianne Ramos helped RoCA grow into cultural powerhouse → Read More

FBI probe raises questions about yeshiva funding

There have long been questions about how some yeshivas use public funds → Read More

East Ramapo: Resolution supporting monitor passes Rockland Legislature

Rockland county legislators voted overwhelmingly to support a monitor with veto power for East Ramapo school district. → Read More

East Ramapo seeks to restore kindergarten, art, music in budget

East Ramapo schools would restore full-day kindergarten, art and music under a preliminary budget presented to board → Read More

New City homeschooled teen wins state oratory contest

Melissa Woodford, who has never spent a day in a classroom, won an oratory contest sponsored by the American Legion → Read More

Habitat for Humanity builds Haverstraw house

Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity began framing what will eventually be a two-story, 3-bedroom house in Haverstraw → Read More

Grief in Somers over death of nun in car crash

The faith of the deeply religious family of Kennedy Catholic High School was tested — but not broken — by the death of a beloved nun in a car crash → Read More

East Ramapo: Walcott will be replaced as monitor

Another monitor will be appointed to take the place of Dennis Walcott when he leaves later this month for a new job → Read More

East Ramapo: Walcott named Queens library director

East Ramapo school monitor Dennis Walcott has been named the new president and CEO of the Queens Library. → Read More

Legoland: New buyer expresses interest in Novartis land

Another company already located in Rockland has expressed interest in the Novartis property under consideration by Legoland → Read More

State Ed: More East Ramapo schools are troubled

Eight East Ramapo schools have been identified as troubled, up from 5 the year before, the Department of Education said → Read More

Muslim student center opens at RCC

The Center for Muslim Life was dedicated by students and Rockland Community College officials → Read More

Next step for workers with disabilities: real-world jobs

People with disabilities make jewelry in New City, bake dog treats in North Salem and staff a store in Garnerville → Read More

Suffern schools consider veteran tax exemption

Ramapo Central is the latest district in Rockland to take up the contentious issue of granting veterans a tax break → Read More

Indian Point: What happens next?

A week after "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" apparently leaked into groundwater at the facility, what's next? → Read More