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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dangerous Elementary School, Naked Burglar Case: The Week's Top Headlines

... after the school shootings in Newtown, CT. _____ 2014 Superbowl Could Bring Sex Trafficking to Rockland Rockland County is preparing for some of the illegal activities associated with the upcoming 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, NJ. _____ ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://nanuet.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/-the-weeks-top-headlines

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our 20th Anniversary issue

... The Hudson River villages had many new, locally-owned mom-&-pop shops and businesses. All across Rockland County there was new home construction and many new jobs. On television, Martha Stewart was the guru of home design. There was the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.nyackvillager.com/2013/08/30/our-20th-anniversary-issue/

From Valley Cottage Animal Hospital by Jessica Downing, DVM

... obesity. Fortunately for Rockland residents, outdoor activities for the pet owner are plentiful! In Rockland County, there are a number of dog-friendly parks to enjoy, such as Kennedy Dells Park in New City and Kakiat Park in Montebello. ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.nyackvillager.com/2013/08/30/from-valley-cottage-animal-hospital-by-jessica-downing-dvm-2/

Remember the days? by James F. Leiner

... 1889 for a clambake on a plateau west of the hotel. In the issue of September 29, 1889, the editor of the Rockland County Journal wrote, "The table was a large one and President Cleveland sat at the head. He was served lunch by head waiter Walter ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.nyackvillager.com/2013/08/30/remember-the-days-by-james-f-leiner-22/

Notes from Harriet by Harriet Cornell

... impact out lives. For 20 years, The Nyack Villager has been the face of community news in eastern Rockland County. Your articles about people, businesses, trends, and challenges have kept local residents both informed and engaged. They ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.nyackvillager.com/2013/08/30/notes-from-harriet-by-harriet-cornell-4/

Congers Elementary Closed After Being Deemed Unsafe

... was blocking off part of the school yard, and severe cracks could be seen in the gymnasium's rear wall. The Rockland County school's nearly 300 students, from kindergarteners to fifth-graders, will be spread out among three other schools when the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/30/congers-elementary-closed-after-being-deemed-unsafe/

Palisades Federal Credit Union to Host "Strike-Out Loan Sale" With Dwight "Doc" Gooden

Palisades Federal Credit Union, the largest Rockland County based Credit Union, will host a "Strike-Out Loan Sale" with former NY Met and NY Yankee pitching star, Dwight "Doc" Gooden on September 7th.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/palisades-federal-credit-union-to-host-strike-out-loan-sale-with-dwight-doc-gooden-1826176.htm

Extra train service planned for holiday weekend getaway

... weekend. Details : New Jersey Transit will operate an extra train on the Port Jervis Line that serves Rockland County leaving Hoboken at 2:45 p.m. Friday. The Pascack Valley Line will operate on a normal Friday schedule. Details: Metro-North ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/viewart/20130830/NEWS02/308300015

Rabbitt touts economic plan on campaign visit to Port

Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, campaigning to be elected Orange County clerk, brought her "Buy Local, Shop Local" initiative to a tour of small businesses in Port Jervis last week.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130830/COMM011101/308300344/-1/NEWS

Labor Day Early Get Away - by Bus, Rail

... isit tzxBus.com . For TOR schedules and Tappan Zee Express info to White Plains, go to www.rocklandbus.com . Rockland County bus info is also available from 9a-5p Mon-Fri at (845) 364-3333.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.NyackNewsAndViews.com/2013/08/labordaywkndbuses/

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Winners of the 2013 eRecording All-Star Awards Announced

... that has made tremendous advancements in implementing eRecording technology within a short time frame. Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato helped champion legislation in 2012 that permitted eRecording in New York, and his office was the first in the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11075029.htm

Golf Outing to Benefit Stewart, Lennon Memorial Fund

... Castle and Mahoney's Irish Pub in Poughkeepsie and in recent years he had been donating the proceeds to the Rockland County Gaelic Athletic Association, which Lennon's family belongs to. He said he will split this year's proceeds between the GAA and ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pearlriver.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/golf-outing-to-benefit-stewart-lennon-memorial-fund

Clydesdales' Upcoming Visit Brings Back Memories

When Patch shared the news that a hitch of the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales would be appearing in the 101st Annual Rockland County Volunteer Fireman's Association Parade hosted by New City Fire Engine Co.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/clydesdales-upcoming-visit-brings-back-memories

House Hunt Rockland County September 1st

... column will list the open houses for the upcoming weekend and give the current housing market statistics for Rockland County. If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to Email me at: Michael.Rizzuto@cbmoves.com



via Rockland County Newswire http://nanuet.patch.com/groups/real-estate/p/house-hunt-rockland-county-september-1st

High Tor Mystery House

... into an award winning Broadway play called " High Tor." After his death, Hudson River Conservation Society, Rockland County Conservation and many other organizations raised twelve thousand dollars to purchase twenty-three acres at the top of the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.NyackNewsAndViews.com/2013/08/pkanburiyan_hitorhouse/

Pelham's Swim Acoss America Helps Raise More Than $1 Million

... Lakeside Field Club in North Salem, Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, and Germonds Pool in Clarkstown (Rockland County). "Our chapter has been holding these events for 21 years, and I am still awed by the outpouring of support from our ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pelham.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/pelhams-swim-acoss-america-helps-raise-more-1-million

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Reinforcing the dream: 50 years later, Obama takes up the mantle from Martin Luther King Jr.

... "We have Obama to reinforce the dream of Martin Luther King," said Willy Paraison, a Haitian immigrant from Rockland County, N.Y., who drove all night with his wife, Michele, to hear the president. "I think a part of the dream has been realized, but ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.northjersey.com/news/national/Reinforcing_the_dream_50_years_later_Obama_takes_up_the_mantle_from_Martin_Luther_King_Jr.html

Board Of Elections Invalidates Preserve Rockland Petitions For Clarkstown Races

The Rockland County Board of Elections invalidated Preserve Rockland-Clarkstown's petitions for Clarkstown races on Friday claiming that pages were incorrectly numbered.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/board-of-elections-invalidates-preserve-rockland-petitions-for-clarkstown-races

Westchester state lawmakers head to Pennsylvania for fracking tour

... ne on fracking-related trips to Pennsylvania in recent months, including Sens. David Carlucci, D-Clarkstown, Rockland County, and Greg Ball, R-Patterson, Putnam County.



via Rockland County Newswire http://statepolitics.lohudblogs.com/2013/08/28/westchester-state-lawmakers-head-to-pennsylvania-for-fracking-tour/

Lowey: Federal Budget Cuts Would Threaten Local Companies

... taking a tour of the facility and speaking not only of the positive impact of the relatively new arrival to Rockland County, but also the threat that potential federal budget cuts could be to such businesses. "Protein Sciences is a great success ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pearlriver.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/lowey-federal-budget-cuts-would-threaten-local-companies

Summer Concert, Rain Forecast and Tides

It's free. Bring a picnic. 2. Most Read: Former NFL player from Rockland County faces felony charge.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newrochelle.patch.com/groups/5-things/p/summer-concert-rain-forecast-and-tides

Short Board Agenda, Rain in Forecast and Tides

2. Most Read: Former NFL player from Rockland County faces felony charge. Read it here .



via Rockland County Newswire http://larchmont.patch.com/groups/5-things/p/short-board-agenda-rain-in-forecast-and-tides

Health care giant Crystal Run to expand

Medical giant Crystal Run Healthcare plans to embark on a major expansion of services in the Town of Newburgh and Rockland County, as well as launch an insurance company for patients.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130828/BIZ/308280325

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Recognizes Top 10 Westfield West Office Agents

... listings at www.CBMoves.com/WestfieldWest . Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates approximately 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://thealternativepress.com/articles/coldwell-banker-residential-brokerage-recognizes

Greater Hudson Bank Introduces "Mortgages for Champions" Program

... benefit by having no application, underwriting, or commitment fees, as well as no lender closing costs. in Rockland County, the Bank has had a long history of service-oriented community banking. The addition of the "Mortgages for Champions" Program ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.macreportmedia.com/ViewSubmission.aspx?submissionRequest=24494

Todd ES Welcomes Assistant Principal Jennifer Jacobs

... and subsequently being employed as a marketing director, she began to substitute teach near her home in Rockland County, at which time she realized that her "love for teaching and children far surpassed [her] love for marketing." After earning her ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pleasantville.patch.com/groups/briarcliff-manor-school-news/p/todd-es-welcomes-assistant-principal-jennifer-jacobs

2014 Super Bowl Could Bring Sex Trafficking To Rockland

Rockland County is preparing for some of the illegal activities associated with the upcoming 2014 Super Bowl in East Rutherford, NJ.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/2014-super-bowl-could-bring-sex-trafficking-to-rockland

Schoenberger Stresses Importance Of Primary Vote

Democratic candidate for Rockland County executive Ilan Schoenberger chose the setting of the renovated Dutch Garden in New City on Monday to speak about the county's potential for an improved future.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/schoenberger-stresses-importance-of-primary-vote

Tappan Zee Bridge pile driving to begin this week

SOUTH NYACK, Rockland County -- Work will begin this week to build a 1,200-foot-long constructionplatform that will be used to erect the new Tappan Zee Bridge.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poughkeepsiejournal.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013130826007%26nclick_check%3D1

Today's news summary, August 26, 2013

... who spent a week in Greenland with a team of scientists from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, based in Rockland County, as it tested of the IcePod device by visiting www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/greenland where you will find an Interactive graphic, ...



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IcePod data gets analyzed

Now comes the tinkering. After spending a week and a half testing the IcePod device in Greenland, scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are back in Rockland County, analyzing the data to determine what worked, what didn't and what changes need to be made.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poughkeepsiejournal.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308260022%26nclick_check%3D1

VIDEOS: Riverfront communities face a rising Hudson

... to be contributing to the accelerating pace. Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Rockland County recently returned from Greenland after testing the IcePod, a device that will provide greater insight into what is happening to the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poughkeepsiejournal.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308260021%26nclick_check%3D1

Monday, August 26, 2013

Residents complain of Tappan Zee Bridge replacement noise

Residents who live near the Tappan Zee Bridge say that construction of a 1,200-foot construction platform on the Rockland County side is extremely loud.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.myfoxny.com/story/23261473/residents-complain-of-tappan-zee-bridge-replacement-noise

Joyce Taylor Is Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West Associate Of The Month

... into the President's Council, the highest honor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. "Joyce has a straightforward approach and personal touch that has earned her many loyal and repeat customers through the ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://thealternativepress.com/articles/joyce-taylor-is-coldwell-banker-residential-broke

Crime Stoppers offer reward for bank robbery suspect

Victor A. Shear, 45, has been named as a suspect in the crime, which occurred at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Trustco Bank in Bethlehem, police said.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308260053%26nclick_check%3D1

Kevin Degnan commits to Fairfield

... hey said I'll be a big matchup problem." Degnan was an all-section and first-team all-county player who led Rockland County in scoring as a junior. He averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds per game.



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Clarkstown Dem candidate sues Sparaco, others for bribery claims

... they have the evidence on tape. Malone was among those featured in secretly recorded videotapes made by Rockland County Legislator Frank Sparaco and released during a news conference last month. The tapes purport to show Malone and Republican ...



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Editorial: Frustration over public-sector pay

... police and firefighters in the state; for towns, Ramapo paid the highest average salary for its police. (All Rockland County towns and villages are served by all-volunteer firefighter forces.) Politicians continue to blame the Taylor Law and ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308260030%26nclick_check%3D1

Work Starts on New Tappan Zee, Finally

New York State Thruway Authority photo After a 10 year delay, construction is finally under way on the construction of a cable-stayed twin span to replace New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/story.asp?story=21018&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ceg+(Construction+Equipment+Guide.com)

New Tappan Zee Bridge Pile Driving Project Rattles South Nyack

As WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported, the project involves rhythmic and noisy pile driving for 12 hours a day during the week, affecting the Rockland County side of the Hudson River.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/26/new-tappan-zee-bridge-pile-driving-project-rattles-south-nyack/

Stories From Main Street: Rockland's Craft Beer Bar And Restaurant

... who noted that there are 100 breweries operating in the state. For beer lovers in the Lower Hudson Valley, a Rockland County beer shop and tasting room offers an expansive collection of exotic and small-batch beers. "It's the difference between ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/26/stories-from-main-street-rocklands-craft-beer-bar-and-restaurant/

Pensions on fire: Bravest catching up to finest in $100,000-plus pay; database

... from the Fairview Fire District, has the region's third top new pension, $156,179. The second-highest, and Rockland County's top new pension, $161,412, belongs to retired Clarkstown police Sgt. Harry Baumann. The Lower Hudson Valley now has 374 ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308260011%26nclick_check%3D1

Municipalities' Challenge of United Water Rate Hike Begins

Attorney Daniel Duthie has questions for United Water. Lots of them. Duthie represents a growing municipal consortium that includes Rockland County and its five towns in challenging the 28.9 percent rate increase request United Water filed with the Public Service Commission July 2 .



via Rockland County Newswire http://pearlriver.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/municipalities-challenge-of-united-water-rate-hike-begins

Dr. Adam Rosenstock Joins Stephen G. Pereira, M.D. and Associates

... which is consistently at the forefront of evolutionary changes in minimally invasive surgery." A native of Rockland County, NY, Dr. Rosenstock is a father to two young children and lives in Hackensack, NJ where he looks forward to building a ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11048464.htm

Rockland exec candidates face many challengers, challenges

Despite a budget deficit topping $125 million and a near-bottom credit rating, there has been no shortage of candidates interested in becoming the next Rockland County executive.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308250058%26nclick_check%3D1

Meet Parsippany Patch's New Editor

Well, I was the editor of Nanuet Patch , Rockland County, since it launched in August 2010 and took over Nyack Patch in September 2012.



via Rockland County Newswire http://parsippany.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/meet-parsippany-patchs-new-editor

Meet Montville Patch's New Editor

Well, I was the editor of Nanuet Patch , Rockland County, since it launched in August 2010 and took over Nyack Patch in September 2012.



via Rockland County Newswire http://montville.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/meet-montville-patchs-new-editor

Sunday, August 25, 2013

August is Batty: If You Find a Bat in Your Home, Catch and Keep it for Testing

... in your home, don't let it fly away. Catch it so it can be tested for rabies. It's rare, but it happens. In Rockland County, 44 cases of rabies from bats were recorded between 1965 and 1999, the state said. For those who capture the bat, 97 percent ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://nanuet.patch.com/groups/summer/p/august-is-batty-if-you-find-a-bat-in-your-home-catch-and-keep-it-for-testing_298cde69

Police continue search for bank robbery suspect

... last seen wearing green cargo pants, a blue hoodie, and a blue baseball hat. Police said he was last seen in Rockland County, but believe he could be near West Point as well. They said he may be armed. If you see him, you should not approach him, ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://capitalregion.ynn.com/content/top_stories/687263/police-continue-search-for-bank-robbery-suspect/

Rockland Senior Fair Set for RCC Sept. 12

... Some of those included are New City Library, Clarkstown Parks an Recreation, the Library Association of Rockland County, Nyack Hospital, A&T Healthcare, Meals on Wheels, RSVP of Rockland, Sunshine Homecare, Home Aids of Rockland and Genworth ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pearlriver.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/rockland-senior-fair-set-for-rcc-sept-12

A mall grows in Rockland County - and North Jersey malls need to take note

... the Fairway store, are scheduled to open Oct. 10. "Historically, the Nanuet Mall was really the epicenter of Rockland County. Now with this redevelopment of the mall into The Shops at Nanuet, it's probably the nicest project in Rockland County by ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.northjersey.com/news/220977421_A_mall_grows_in_Rockland_County_-_and_North_Jersey_malls_need_to_take_note.html

Rain Can't Stop Troy/Diviny Golf Outing

... candidates in attendance included Republicans Walter Wettje, who is running for Orangetown Supervisor, and Rockland County Legislator Ed Day, a candidate for Rockland County Executive. Mike Clohessy of Pearl River provided the highlight on the golf ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://pearlriver.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/rain-cant-stop-troydiviny-golf-outing

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Four To Receive 2013 Living Landmark Awards

The Historical Society of Rockland County will recognize Edmund and Susan Gordon and Richard and Jan Deats as its 2013 Living Landmark Awards recipients at an event in September.



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/four-to-receive-2013-living-landmark-awards

Wave Goodbye: The list of firearm manufacturers fleeing gun control states

... signed a ban, and Magpul set out in search of a new home, possibly in Texas. Another refugee is Kahr Arms of Rockland County, N.Y. Following New York's enactment of the so-called S.A.F.E. Act, Kahr announced that it would be moving some of its ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/24/wave-goodbye-the-list-of-firearms-manufacturers-fleeing-gun-control-states/

Police searching for possible armed suspect

... police in Albany County were looking for Shear, but were unable to find him. Sources say he was last seen in Rockland County.



via Rockland County Newswire http://capitalregion.ynn.com/content/top_stories/685909/police-searching-for-possible-armed-suspect/?MP4

Coming Up

... Extension Education Center. Visitors can tour the beautiful gardens and learn which plants grow best in Rockland County. Gardens included are: The Ralph Snodsmith Perennial Garden; Hillside and Shade Garden; Fern Garden; Herb Garden; Ornamental ...



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Larchmont's Swim Acoss America Helps Raise More Than $1 Million

... Lakeside Field Club in North Salem, Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, and Germonds Pool in Clarkstown (Rockland County). "Our chapter has been holding these events for 21 years, and I am still awed by the outpouring of support from our ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://mountpleasant.dailyvoice.com/news/larchmonts-swim-acoss-america-helps-raise-more-1-million

Bank robbery suspect spotted in Highlands

Police on Friday were searching the vicinity of Highland Falls and neighboring parts of southern Orange County and Rockland County for a man suspected of robbing an upstate bank on Wednesday.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130824/NEWS/308240324

Friday, August 23, 2013

5 Prisons for Law-Abiding Citizens

... people have been binge watching the Netflix comedy, " Orange is the New Black ." Set at a women's prison in Rockland County, New York, the series has generated new interest in jail. (From the outside, at least.) Here are five notable prison museums ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.gadling.com/2013/08/23/5-prisons-to-visit/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weblogsinc%2Fgadling+%28Gadling%29

Obituary: Fils Raphael, 71

Fils A. Raphael of Margate, Florida passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 71. He is a former resident of Rockland County.



via Rockland County Newswire http://nyack.patch.com/groups/obituaries/p/obituary-fils-raphael-71

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rockland studies Thiells-Mount Ivy Road after crashes, outcry

In response to public outcry spurred by a fatal crash in January, the Rockland County Highway Department promised to study potential improvements along a once-quiet country road that has become a well-traveled thoroughfare.



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.lohud.com/needlogin?type=login&redirecturl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lohud.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Farticle%3FAID%3D2013308220073%26nclick_check%3D1

Aide at Orangeburg psychiatric center accused of abusing special-needs boy

... was not known Thursday. He could not be reached for comment. Ward said the case will be prosecuted by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said his office had not yet received the case and that he could ...



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Report: Local city, county workers among best paid in state

... employees earned the highest average salary at $80,322, followed by Putnam County workers, at $66,537. Rockland County employees ranked fifth in the state, at $61,764. Two Westchester correction officers were among the top 10 highest paid employees ...



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Editorial: Haverstraw Water Supply Project needs an issues conference

The Public Service Commission has responded to myriad complaints and rescheduled public hearings addressing United Water's ability to meet the future water supply needs of Rockland County residents and businesses.



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Malone Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Sparaco, Ballard, GOP Leaders

... his co-worker Malone, the department's fleet manager, Clarkstown Councilman Frank Borelli, a Republican, and Rockland County Democratic Committee Attorney Larry Weissman. Upon releasing portions of the tapes, Sparaco claimed they showed a pattern of ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://newcity.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/malone-files-defamation-lawsuit-against-sparaco-ballard-gop-leaders

Penguin Rep Theatre Presents Drop Dead Perfect, Starring Everett Quinton, Tonight

... Ridiculous Theatrical Company veteran Everett Quinton , beginning tonight, August 9 in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York. Drop Dead Perfect , which will be performed through September 1, is described by Mr. Brancato as "a madcap romp that ...



via Rockland County Newswire http://www.broadwayworld.com/rockland/article/Penguin-Rep-Theatre-Presents-DROP-DEAD-PERFECT-Starring-Everett-Quinton-Today-20130808

Rockland County Housing Statistics(Activity last 30 days source MLS) ...

Rockland County Housing Statistics Houses Condos Total Inventory 1184 383 Under contract 170 36 Title Transfer 167 51 From May through June of this year, interest rates suddenly jumped.



via Rockland County Newswire http://nanuet.patch.com/groups/real-estate/p/fe7fa68b-ccaa-448d-ad66-d6bb43feb072

Del Arte Restaurant to Host Dual Fundraiser

... Cocktail Party 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 in support of Rockland Homes for Heroes and the Brest Buddies. Rockland County Homes for Heroes , which will provide housing for veterans in need, is moving on from the construction phase to landscaping ...



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UPDATED: Lacorte Off Ballot For Rockland County Executive

The Court of Appeals in Albany issued a decision Thursday morning upholding the ruling of the Appellate Court to remove Dagan Lacorte as a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rockland County executive.



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United Water Desal Project Public Hearings Pushed Back to October

... Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Harriet Cornell, Chair of the Rockland County Legislature. "I thank the PSC for ordering the public statement hearings ont he proposed desalination project and for ...



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Ifs Properties LLC v. Willins

... GRP/AG REO 2004-1, LLC v. Friedman, 8 Misc.3d 317, 318-319, 792 N.Y.S.2d 819 [Just Ct, Town of Ramapo, Rockland County 2005] ). Accordingly, the order is reversed and appellants' motion to dismiss the petition as against them is granted. The Court ...



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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Top court to rule Thursday on whether Lacorte can get back on Dem ballot

Dagan Lacorte enjoyed a victory Wednesday after the state's top court agreed to hear his appeal as he tries to get back on the Democratic primary ballot in the Rockland County executive's race.



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Edmund Gordon: 'Go, brother, go. You got it'

... A former president of the NAACP's Spring Valley chapter, Gordon led an effort to send some 200 people from Rockland County to Washington on at least a dozen buses. Gordon, a psychologist, minister and professor emeritus at Yale and Columbia, ...



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50 years: Retracing the steps of the March on Washington

... march's 50th anniversary. And Edmund Gordon of Pomona, who led an effort to send some 200 people from Rockland County to Washington on at least a dozen buses. When Martin Luther King Jr. launched in the "I Have a Dream" part of his famous speech, ...



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The Great Shopping Cart Rescue! Rockland County is 170 shopping...

The Great Shopping Cart Rescue! Rockland County is 170 shopping carts cleaner this week thanks to Keep Rockland Beautiful volunteers!



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Brewster school district gets three new administrators

Henning came from Rockland County's Clarkstown school district, where she was the assistant superintendent for instruction.



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Fatal Boat Accident Investigation Continues

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe expects the investigation into the July 26 fatal boat accident on the Hudson River will not be completed until early September.



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New Information in Deadly Boat Accident

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe expects the investigation into the July 26th fatal boat accident on the Hudson River will not be completed until early September.



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Clarkstown Joins Consortium Opposing Water Rate Hike

... m Tuesday, Oct. 8 to Tuesday, Oct. 1 a 8 p.m. Additionally, it authorized Gromack to enter an agreement with Rockland County to receive $21,840 in forfeiture funds to purchase rifles.



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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Investigation continues into N.Y. coach's racy texts

A day after declaring there wasn't evidence to arrest a Little League coach for sending racy text messages to a boy on his team, the top prosecutor in Rockland County, N.Y., said his office will continue investigating.



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Courier, Store Manager: Jobs Near Nanuet

... Coordinator, Tolstoy Foundation Seeking a medical records coordinator for small skilled nursing facility in Rockland County. 24 hours a week; immediate opening. Send resume. eCompleteStore is a web-based-selling Beauty Supply that fulfills business ...



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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Recognizes Top 10 Westfield West Office Agents

... listings at www.CBMoves.com/WestfieldWest . Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates approximately 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales ...



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Fatal Boat Accident Investigation Continues

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe expects the investigation into the July 26th fatal boat accident on the Hudson River will not be completed until early September.



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Joyce Taylor Is Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Westfield West Associate Of The Month

... into the President's Council, the highest honor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. "Joyce has a straightforward approach and personal touch that has earned her many loyal and repeat customers through the ...



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Opportunity For Public Input On Nanuet Firehouse

... it is anticipated construction would begin in September 2014 with occupancy in September of 2016. "The Rockland County Department of Highways is aware that Old Middletown Road is narrow. However, it has no plans to widen the road at this time. The ...



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United Water: Rockland Still Needs Desal Plant

... Water New York has filed a 53-page report with the New York State Public Service Commission that confirms Rockland County's continuing need for a new long-term water supply project in 2016," Deb Rizzi, a spokeswoman with United Water, told Patch ...



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County Audits Released, Public Hearing On Special Permit

1.) Events: The Rockland County Legislature's Budget & Finance Committee will discuss the 2011 and 2012 audits for the Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center and the 2012 audit of the county's budget. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. tonight at 11 ...



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Serial burglar from Staten Island's Great Kills sentenced to 12 years to life in Rockland County

No slipping through a window silently for this serial burglar. Alejandro Cruz of Great Kills gained entrance to homes in Rockland County by throwing rocks or bricks through windows or doors, prosecutors say.



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Study: Counties struggle owning nursing homes

... Center for Governmental Research said 33 counties own nursing homes, down from 40 in 1997. Eight, including Rockland County, are in the process of selling their facilities, and another five plan to put them on the block. The New York State Health ...



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Nyack Sketch Log: Small Business Cultivation

... "dazzling dishes." And owners Matt Hudson and Amy Lehman received an award for Historic Preservation from Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef. In both culinary standards and civic responsibility, the Hudson House is getting high marks, which ...



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Monday, August 19, 2013

Rockland police blotter: Staten Island man sentenced after 5th felony conviction

... said. Alejandro Cruz's sentence comes after he pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted burglary in May, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said. Cruz, 43, of 3720 Amboy Road, admitted to breaking into five homes in Chestnut Ridge, ...



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Bernard Charles, pioneering Rockland educator, civil rights leader, dies at 86

Bernard Charles Sr., a civil rights leader whose determination to foster fairness and diversity in local politics helped to shape the way Rockland County is governed today, has died at age 86. The teacher and politician died Wednesday of natural causes at his daughter's home in New City, a relative said.



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STAR re-registration long overdue

... could cost New Yorkers up to $73 million by 2016. That was underscored by a February announcement by the Rockland County district attorney that an 11-month probe found more than 500 double-dippers. The Rockland probe turned up about $679,000 in ...



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Study: Counties struggle owning nursing homes

... Center for Governmental Research said 33 counties own nursing homes, down from 40 in 1997. Eight, including Rockland County, are in the process of selling their facilities, and five plan to put them on the block. The New York State Health ...



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Serial Burglar Sentenced To 12 Years To Life

... sentenced to 12 years to life in state prison after pleading guilty to attempted burglary, a violent felony. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe announced Monday that Cruz, 43, had pled guilty in May. Zugibe said Cruz attempted to ...



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Stony Point Little League coach fired after suggestive texting allegation

... with the coach. DeFrancesco, a retired New York City police sergeant, said he brought the matter to the Rockland County District Attorney's Office but a prosecutor told him that the messages, while inappropriate, were not criminal. District ...



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Study: Counties struggle owning nursing homes

... Center for Governmental Research said 33 counties own nursing homes, down from 40 in 1997. Eight, including Rockland County, are in the process of selling their facilities, and five plan to put them on the block. "In recent years, six counties have ...



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Photos: The Watchung Hills Pop Warner 7th annual Jamboree

... scrimmaged against visiting football teams from throughout New Jersey and New York. The Red Raiders of Rockland County, New York, the Freehold Giants of Freehold, New Jersey and the Colonia Patriots of Woodbridge, New Jersey were among the teams in ...



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Pearl River Kicks Off Fall Sports Practices

... Fall varsity and JV sports practices open today, the first day Section 1 allows teams to take the field. The Rockland County Legislature's budget and finance committee will discuss the 2011 and 2012 audits for Summit Park Hospital & Nursing Care ...



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Six former athletes inducted into Hall of Fame

... his career. Scanlan was a standout high school wrestler at Pearl River High School and was inducted into the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Annually, the selection committee may elect to present honorary Hall of Fame Awards to those ...



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Piermont plane crash staged in drill; emergency teams work together

... the drill, inviting five other fire departments, four dive teams, eight marine units, 12 ambulances, the Rockland County Sheriff's Office and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. Teams came from Oradell, N.J., and from Tarrytown and ...



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Rockland Hosting Spice-Inspired Food Fest And Culinary Competition

... Bank Park in Pomona on Saturday, Oct. 12 Smoke-N-Fire organizer Kendall Brenner said the event will include Rockland County's first ever culinary competition with a $250 prize, The Best Spicy Dish in the Hudson Valley ," open to high school and ...



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Ballot Controversy; Book Groups; Clarkstown Taxes

Controversy surrounding the Democratic primary for Rockland County Executive race continues; read the latest here .



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Fall Sports Practice Kicks Off

... Fall varsity and JV sports practices open today, the first day Section 1 allows teams to take the field. The Rockland County Legislature's budget and finance committee will discuss the 2011 and 2012 audits for Summit Park Hospital & Nursing Care ...



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Sunday, August 18, 2013

New Nanuet stores ready to hire; job fair on Friday

... between the exciting stores that will make up the retailer mix at The Shops at Nanuet and job seekers in Rockland County looking for a future in retail," said Ryan Hidalgo, the shopping center's general manager. "We've received inquiries from both ...



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DWI: Rockland sheriff's weekend roundup; 3 charged

The Rockland County Sheriff'office made three weekend arrests for driving while intoxicated.



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Rockland synagogues offer free tickets to High Holy Days

With the busiest month of the Jewish calendar coming up and membership in non-Orthodox synagogues waning across the country, the Jewish Federation of Rockland County is trying a new approach to drive membership.



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Over $5,000 in E-ZPass tolls refunded to TZ Bridge motorists following fatal crash

... Toll collectors waived $725 in tolls for 145 motorists. The multi-vehicle accident occurred near the Rockland County side of the bridge and resulted in one fatality. The accident involved a wrong-way driver who entered the northbound Thruway at exit ...



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Palisades Center Red Robin to Open Monday

The new Red Robin Gourmet Burgers on the top floor of Palisades Center Mall has been training employees in recent days in preparation for opening Monday. The Red Robin is on the fourth floor next to IHOP and it will be the only one in Rockland County.



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Donnery promises 'a run for their money'

... the schoolbag-out-the-window incident. That was when 10-year-old Roxy, riding the bus to Catholic school in Rockland County, confronted a bully who was stealing her special-needs brother's lunch for the third time. Roxy had warned him he'd be sorry, ...



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United Water's plant for Haverstraw faces new state hearings over supply

... water treatment plant to determine the most basic of facts: Does the company need to add new supply to meet Rockland County's long-term water requirements? The project is before the state Department of Environmental Conservation, but opponents have ...



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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Essex County Associates Of The Month For June 2013

... offices, ranking No. 1 in sales production: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales associates serving ...



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Piermont plane crash staged in drill

... the drill, inviting five other fire departments, four dive teams, eight marine units, 12 ambulances, the Rockland County Sheriff's Office and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety. Teams came from Oradell, N.J., and from Tarrytown and ...



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Man Says Being A 'Big Black Guy' Kept Him Off Of NJ Transit Bus

... not allowed onto a bus because he is a "big black guy". Alonza Robertson, 45, was visiting New Jersey from Rockland County on a shopping trip in July when he attempted to board an NJ Transit bus but was apparently waved away, 1010 WINS reported. ...



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Editorial: Band-Aid fix clogs N.Y. 'early intervention' funds

... delay making a decision on whether to pay a claim, it holds up the entire process, state officials said. Rockland County Department of Health Deputy Commissioner Ron Hansen told the Editorial Board that insurers are part of the problem. "I find ...



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Tappan Zee task force puts priority focus on bus rapid transit

... billion to extend rail from Suffern to Tarrytown, suspect ridership projections and the negative impact on Rockland County. The new line would have to use a series of tunnels and viaducts to move across the hilly terrain at an acceptable grade. The ...



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Senior Spotlight: Braden served on Truman's yacht

... was at New York Telephone Company he completed two years of college by going to night school. They lived in Rockland County, north of New York City. Their daughter Patti was born in 1956, followed by Jane in 1963 and Linda in 1965. In 1978 the ...



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Friday, August 16, 2013

Pomona man arrested while picking up his own arrest report

SUFFERN - A Pomona man was held in the Rockland County jail Friday after he was taken into custody at police headquarters while picking up a copy of a previous arrest report, authorities said.



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Officials: Runaway Kite To Blame For Rockland County Fire

A plastic kite that had become tangled in some power lines ignited a fire outside a home in the Village of New Hempstead around 1 a.m., 1010 WINS reported.



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Briarcliff Manor Police Blotter: DWI Arrest; Suspicious Message

... resident, police arrested her for Driving While Intoxicated. Saturday, Aug. 3 1:30 a.m. - Police arrested a Rockland County teenager on Woodside Avenue. Read more here . Friday, Aug. 2 9:25 p.m. - Police arrested a Pleasantville driver after he hit ...



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Dobama Theatre's new artistic director, Nathan Motta, is aiming...

... someone in his 30s, but Motta has had his fair share of theater experience. The New York native grew up in Rockland County in a suburb outside the city and said he made monthly trips to Manhattan to see shows at the famed Public Theater. As a ...



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AmeriCorps Saves Rockland Thousands by Clearing Streams

Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, welcomed the Americorp participants and thanks AmeriCorps members for their service in Rockland County Rockland County made out with thousands of dollars in addition to having several of its streams cleared of debris in a deal with the Rockland AmeriCorps.



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Downed wire sparks street fire in New Hempstead

Firefighters battled a fire in the middle of a Rockland County street early Friday, which knocked out power to the neighborhood.



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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Community View: Rockland, state must rescue the kids of East Ramapo

... levels of tax-exempt property. Related strategies include a by-parcel review of all tax-exempt property in Rockland County to ensure that those areas claiming exemption do in fact deserve it, whether it is the enhanced STAR exemption, religious ...



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Towns say tighter tax cap makes poor fit as costs, mandates rise

... what we can do to keep programs going," she said. The reduction will make things even more difficult for Rockland County, which is waiting for Cuomo to act on legislation that would allow the county to borrow $96 million to pay off most of its ...



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Clarkstown's costly cops

... how this works in real life. The place is called Clarkstown. There, the retired police chief of this bucolic Rockland County town, Peter Noonan, has just convinced the state Comptroller's Office to bump up his already-hefty $190,000-plus annual ...



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Westfield Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Agents Attend Prestigious Elite Retreat

... in the region," said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. "We are proud to honor our Westfield sales associates and truly appreciate them for their dedicated service and ...



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New City Chiropractic Center Offers Tips for Buying an...

Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center in Rockland County, offers tips for parents looking to buy a new school backpack or book bag for their child this fall.



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Man Killed In Palisades Parkway Crash

One man was killed in a multi-car crash late Wednesday that left the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Rockland County closed for more than eight hours.



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Tour of New City's Past As 'Hollywood of the East'

... 'secret Hollywood,' and get some exercise at the same time," said Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, FAAFP, Rockland County Commissioner of Health in a press release. Movie producer Adolf Zukor , who lived until 103 and is behind films like "The ...



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Meet the Folks Living at the Museum of the City of New York This Week

... an on-campus triple dorm room where she shares a kitchen and bathroom with two roommates. Emily, 21, is from Rockland County, N.Y. She received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts - Humanities and Social Sciences. She is currently interning at the ...



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House Hunt Rockland County August 18th

... column will list the open houses for the upcoming weekend and give the current housing market statistics for Rockland County. If you have any real estate questions, please feel free to Email me at: Michael.Rizzuto@cbmoves.com



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Camp Shanks 70th Anniversary Marked on Piermont Pier

... who was instrumental in building the Camp Shanks museum and serves as the Director of Veteran Affairs for Rockland County. "Right where we're standing, those troops passed, many of them never to return. Those who did return, we're seeing fewer and ...



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Museum of the City of New York Showcases New Yorkers Living in Small Spaces

... an on-campus triple dorm room where she shares a kitchen and bathroom with two roommates. Emily, 21, is from Rockland County, N.Y. She received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts - Humanities and Social Sciences. She is currently interning at the ...



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The Record: Biking in Jersey

... most popular bike routes in the nation. New York managed to get its act together. Once the road passes into Rockland County, travelers are treated to high-visibility signs warning of approaching turns and of the need for drivers to keep their ...



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Harriman park's century of summer camps highlighted in New City

... Years of Group Summer Camps in Harriman State Park," on view through Sept. 15 at the Historical Society of Rockland County, pays tribute to the camps in the park established a century ago, primarily for inner-city children and working families from ...



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'Gateway' plan would build second tunnel

The new chief of the MTA committed himself Wednesday to pursuing the possibility of a one-seat ride to New York City for Metro-North customers from Orange and Rockland counties.



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Driver in Deadly Boat Crash Appears in Court

... vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Jojo John walked into the Orangetown Courthouse in Orangeburg, Rockland County, N.Y., Wednesday with a team of lawyers and several family members. He was wearing a neck brace. John did not speak to ...



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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Newark Bears' Michael Ness is wearing two hats

... the Pulaski Skyway as he commutes first from Chatham to Jersey City, and then to Newark - or Little Falls or Rockland County, N.Y. Newark pitching coach Ralph Citarella has permitted Ness to skip the team's longer road trips to Canada, a decision ...



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Boat Driver Charged in Crash That Killed Bride, Best Man

... vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Jojo John walked into the Orangetown Courthouse in Orangeburg, Rockland County Wednesday with a team of lawyers and several family members. He was wearing a neck brace. There were four other people on ...



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Broadway Comes to Jawonio's Summer Education Program

... five through 21 with disabilities. A total of 102 children are in the program this year, from all of the Rockland County School districts and one Orange County School District, officials told Patch. Throughout the summer, the children have been ...



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Take Two: Lacorte Knocked Off County Exec Ballot a Second Time

For the second time in as many months, Suffern mayor Dagan Lacorte has been removed from the Democratic primary ballot in the race for Rockland County Executive.



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In compromise, McCoy taps new nursing home chief

... lawmakers, who have refused to approve McCoy's plan to privatize the 250-bed nursing home by leasing it to Rockland County firm Upstate Service Group . Instead, lawmakers hesitant to relinquish control of the nursing home have pushed McCoy to hire a ...



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Dagan Lacorte knocked off Rockland County exec ballot again

Suffern village Mayor Dagan Lacorte has again been removed from the Democratic primary ballot in the race for Rockland County executive.



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Northern Highlands baseball players lead team to successful summer

... The Astros knocked off a pair of teams convincingly on the way to the title game, beating Ramapo of Rockland County, 10-0; and Passaic , 12-4, for the Northern Division crown. In the championship game, Allendale fell, 6-5, to the South Division ...



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Orangetown Joins Challenge of United Water Rate Hike Request

... with the Public Service Commission in July. Orangetown officials expect to be joined by the other towns in Rockland County as well as other local entities in paying what they expect to be $90,000 in legal fees. Tuesday's resolution capped ...



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Medical Answering Services adding 80 jobs in Syracuse

The company will now have 250 employees working in its headquarters at 375 W. Onondaga Street, co-owner Russ Maxwell said.



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Residents of Eastern US recall the great blackout 10 years later: Where were you?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Where were you during the blackout of 2003?

... Lower East Side, George Strayton had had enough. His parents had electricity in their home in suburban Rockland County, and he learned via landline that buses were running to carry people out of town. So the screenwriter set out on foot for the Port ...



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Dr. Marvin A. Fier Selected As A 'Leader in Continuing Dental...

... In addition to his domestic and international lectures, Dr. Fier maintains a private dental practice in Rockland County. In addition to local residents, he cares for many patients who travel from Westchester, Bergen, New York City, the Hudson ...



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Haverstraw highway chief race gets nastier, as allegations of tombstone vandalism arise

... position, was accused of approaching Piperato, saying he would drop his candidacy in exchange for $3,000, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said. Berman is facing charges of first-degree coercion and fourth-degree grand larceny, both ...



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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Don't send Rockland water to New Jersey

... in our rates doesn't give the company the right to foist a desalination plant and Hudson River water on Rockland County. Maybe if United Water didn't divert 10 million gallons of water daily from a Rockland reservoir to their customers in New ...



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Weaken 'bloc' by showing up to vote

... away with it as long as they have the bloc vote and some obliging politicians looking to stay in office. Rockland County has ignored a growing problem of political pandering and appeasement, all in the name of getting votes. I blame those people ...



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'I thought that's it, my life's over,' paintball attack victim tells The Journal News

... a preliminary felony hearing on the charges. If they are indicted by a grand jury, the case will be moved to Rockland County Court in New City. The trio, all of whom have local ties, had been held in Rockland County jail after the arrests but were ...



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Palisades Federal Offering Rockland 'Shred Day'

... residents properly dispose of their documents Saturday. The credit union will hold its fourth annual Rockland County Shred Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the branch on Route 59 in Nanuet. Properly shredding documents before throwing them out ...



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Westfield Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agents attend Elite Retreat

... in the region," said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. "We are proud to honor our Westfield sales associates and truly appreciate them for their dedicated service and ...



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3 charged with DWI in Rockland, Putnam counties

Troopers charged three motorists with drunken driving after recent traffic stops in Rockland and Putnam counties, state police said.



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Lower Hudson Valley flash flood watch in effect until 6 p.m. today

Strong thunderstorms are expected to hit the Lower Hudson Valley on Tuesday and could dump one to two inches of rain or more, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch for Westchester and Rockland counties until 6 p.m. Tuesday.



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National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch in Rockland

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Rockland County and much of the surrounding area through 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoon due to expected heavy rains.



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Djinsad Desir challenges incumbents for Spring Valley Justice seat

... "an attorney [who is] passionate about serving our community and supporting our youth." Born and raised in Rockland County, Desir is a graduate of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance; ...



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Goldman denied Democratic line in Ramapo, no primary

... 58, came up short with 1,290 validated signatures, 353 less than required to earn a spot on the ballot, Rockland County Elections Commissioner Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky said. State Supreme Court Justice William Kelly upheld objections to Goldman's ...



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Monday, August 12, 2013

President Obama to visit NY on bus tour next week

... The National Weather Service reports that a microburst likely caused significant damage during a storm over Rockland County, NY. A microburst is described as a column of wind that forces its way downward. The National Weather Service reports that a ...



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Paintball hate crime: 'I thought that's it, my life's over,' victim says

... preliminary felony hearing on the charges. If they are indicted by a grand jury, the case will be moved to Rockland County Court in New City. The circumstances of the ride that led to the attack are unclear. The trio, all of whom have local ties, ...



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Hi-Tor offering 100 cats and kittens for families

... he felines comfortably. Shelter officials are asking the community to help by providing homes. Read more on Rockland County:



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Ranking Rockland's Best in Girls Basketball

Former Pearl River Athletic Director Tom Doherty often promotes Rockland County sports by trying to spark debates.



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Civil Rights Documentaries Will Be Screened In Rockland

Four films with new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America will be screened in Rockland County in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington.



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REDC Announces Free September Program For Businesses

... Liz Kallen will speak about required government registrations. Village of Nyack Administrator Jim Politi, Rockland County Office of Fire & Emergency Services Program Coordinator, Chris Jensen, Rockland County Purchasing Director Paul Brennan and Ed ...



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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Essex County Associates Of The Month For June 2013

... offices, ranking No. 1 in sales production: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, New York, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 56 offices with approximately 3,000 sales associates serving ...



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Accidents on 9W continue as bicyclists wait for promised state upgrades

... and at least three in Alpine. In contrast, New York installed signs on the section of 9W that runs through Rockland County that warn cyclists of upcoming turns and caution drivers to keep their distance from bicycles. Steve Schapiro, a spokesman for ...



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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Traffic signals getting generator hookups

... have the police patrolling the streets than directing traffic." Christopher Jensen, program coordinator for Rockland County's Office of Fire and Emergency Services, said the new traffic signals could be a game changer for first responders, ...



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Tarrytown Police: Rubber Chicken, Fake Illness, Expensive Cab Flee

... Zee Bridge on July 28 at 12:58 a.m. The boat was not in distress. The coast guard was contacted and the Rockland County Sheriff Department were sending out their fire boat. At 2:10 a.m., the Rockland County Fire Dept. said they would be towing the ...



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Watchdog group: Overall, N.Y. hospital services improving

Hospitals in New York have improved the quality of many of their services over the past several years, but patients are at increased risk of infections during their stay, according to a watchdog group that grades the state's hospitals.



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Croton Point Park Accident Tops News In Cortlandt This Week

Westchester County Police are investigating an incident that led to a 23-year-old Rockland County man being found unconscious but alive at Croton Point Park Tuesday.



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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Over $5,000 in E-ZPass tolls refunded to TZ Bridge motorists following fatal crash

... Toll collectors waived $725 in tolls for 145 motorists. The multi-vehicle accident occurred near the Rockland County side of the bridge and resulted in one fatality. The accident involved a wrong-way driver who entered the northbound Thruway at exit ...



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Local sales tax revenue climbing; collections uneven between downstate and upstate New York

... (1.2 percent) and the North Country (1.1 percent). At the county level, Nassau County (11 percent) and Rockland County (9.3 percent) experienced the most growth. Other counties that fared well include: Genesee County (8.5 percent); Niagara County ...



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State payments to special-needs agencies tangled in red tape

Responding to county officials' pleas that they were getting crushed by state-mandated services, lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo transferred some responsibility for programs that serve special-needs infants and toddlers to the New York state Health Department.



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West Point cadets pull motorcyclist from fatal crash

Three other bikers were injured, one critically. No cadets were injured. The cadets pulled the man from beneath their van and administered CPR until ambulance crews arrived, but he was pronounced dead at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Rockland County, said Ray Florida, executive director of Rockland Paramedic Services.



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25 Employers Expected At Shops At Nanuet Job Fair

... between the exciting stores that will make up the retailer mix at The Shops at Nanuet and job seekers in Rockland County looking for a future in retail," commented Ryan Hidalgo, general manager for The Shops at Nanuet. "We've received inquiries from ...



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Westfield Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Agents Attend Prestigious Elite Retreat

... in the region," said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, N.Y. "We are proud to honor our Westfield sales associates and truly appreciate them for their dedicated service and ...



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Drivers forced to pay toll on Tappan Zee get refunds

... the bridge. The multi-vehicle accident shut down the northbound lanes of the bridge and the Thruway near the Rockland County side for six hours. The moveable barrier on the bridge that separates north- and south-bound traffic was opened so that ...



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Letter: N.Y. lawmakers' behavior drives away companies

Your article on the move by Kahr Arms from Rockland County to Pennsylvania illustrates the cause and effect of New York's dysfunctional government .



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Playing high-level softball near home

... sports the motto "travel without travel." The program provides softball players ages 13-18 from all over Rockland County the chance to play competitive games without traveling outside the county -- hence the league motto. During both the fall and ...



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Friday, August 9, 2013

Red Storm make strong debut

... especially in this age group," Conti said. "This team is made up of the best players of the class of 2015 in Rockland County, and we also have some class of 2016 players." Conti's son Dean, 15, is headed into his junior year at Clarkstown South and ...



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Family of Tappan Zee wrong-way crash victim prepares to sue

... of toxicology tests, including any signs of drug or alcohol in Schechel's system at the time of the crash. Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said police investigators have yet to file any charges. Schechel remains pained by his role ...



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Sales-tax revenue drops in Southern Tier

... percent in western New York. At the county level, Nassau County had the largest increase of 11 percent, and Rockland County had a 9.3 percent increase. Both suffered losses under Sandy. The collections, however, were a different story in the ...



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Sales-tax revenue drops in Southern Tier

... percent in western New York. At the county level, Nassau County had the largest increase of 11 percent, and Rockland County had a 9.3 percent increase. Both suffered losses under Sandy. The collections, however, were a different story in the ...



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Leon Launches Write-In Campaign For County Executive

Would-be Democratic candidate for Rockland county executive Vladimir Leon announced a write-in campaign for the Democratic and Conservative Party lines for the September 10th primary.



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Sales tax up overall but vary widely by region

... (1.2 percent) and the North Country (1.1 percent). At the county level, Nassau County (11 percent) and Rockland County (9.3 percent) experienced the most growth. Other counties that fared well include: Genesee County (8.5 percent); Niagara County ...



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Community View: Rockland needs growth strategy

... if taxes, diversity and quality of life are to be best managed in the fast graying of suburbia. Some of Rockland County's post-World War II housing is among the nation's oldest, and there should be common thought as to how to keep development ...



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Obituary: Donald Coleman Jr., 73

Rockland County resident Donald Coleman Jr. passed away on June 26 at the age of 73. He was born on Dec. 28 to Jessie Mae and Donald Coleman Sr. He attended the Nyack public schools system and was known as "Goose" to his friends and acquaintances and "J.R." to his family.



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Operation Chillout's Vet's Summer Fest 2013 Set for Tomorrow

... es year round outreach in 13 New Jersey Counties, 4 Eastern Pennsylvania Counties with a growing presence in Rockland County, NY.



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Cuomo's new Governor's Challenge: Finger Lakes fishing competition in 2014

... ts this month are being held on Long Island, and one is being held Sept. 28 at Congers Lake Memorial Park in Rockland County.



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Obituary: William P. Carroll, 84

... to the bar after graduating from Fordham Law School in 1959 and practiced law in New City and throughout Rockland County for five decades. He was known as a loving husband to his wife Yolanda and father to his three children. Caroll enjoyed ...



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Residents Cleaning Up After Powerful Storms Cause Damage In Rockland County

More rain on Friday could cause flash flooding as residents in Rockland County clean up after a powerful thunderstorm swept through the area.



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Clydesdales To Appear In New City

In what is thought to be their first appearance in Rockland County, a team of Budweiser Clydesdale horses will join the Rockland County Volunteer Fireman's Association 101st Annual Parade and 125th Anniversary celebration of New City Fire Engine Co.



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Cuomo's new 'Governor's Challenge': Finger Lakes fishing competition in 2014

... ts this month are being held on Long Island, and one is being held Sept. 28 at Congers Lake Memorial Park in Rockland County. For more information, visit:



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Rockland County Housing Statistics(Activity last 30 days source MLS) ...

Rockland County Housing Statistics Houses Condos Total Inventory 1243 376 Under Contract 165 43 Title Transfer 169 50 From May through June of this year, interest rates suddenly jumped.



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Kahr Firearms, Relocating to Pennsylvania

Go where the business is - isn't that what everyone advises? Kahr Firearms Group has recently purchased 620 acres from Pike County Industrial Park Development Group/Business Development Corporation from Pike County Pennsylvania in order to relocate corporate offices from the previous location of Rockland County in Pearl River, New York.



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The Short List: Top things to know today

... that will be talked about today: Storm rips through region A violent thunderstorm swept through northern Rockland County and the rest of the region Thursday afternoon, uprooting large trees, damaging homes and knocking out power to hundreds. ...



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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Police Investigate Swimming Accident At Croton Point Park

Westchester County Police are investigating an incident that led to a 23-year-old Rockland County man being found unconscious but alive at Croton Point Park Tuesday .



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Powerful storm damages homes, downs trees

A powerful storm system that moved across the tristate area on Thursday caused some significant damage to parts of Rockland County, N.Y. A powerful storm system that moved across the tristate area on Thursday caused some significant damage to parts of Rockland County, N.Y. A powerful storm system that moved across the tristate area on Thursday ... (more)



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Gov. Cuomo, come to East Ramapo

... I read in the above article that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had accepted an invitation to visit Stony Point in Rockland County. Concerned Citizens of East Ramapo and the Save our Schools Coalition have written Gov. Cuomo and Education Commissioner John ...



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Best practices: Developing grocery-anchored centers

Stephen L. Hittman has been developing supermarket-anchored shopping centers for three decades.



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Ballot Draws For September Primary Completed

The first of the ballot draws at the Rockland County Board of Elections took place for candidates running on the Democratic line for county executive.



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Ed Day Accepts GOP Nomination for County Executive; 'I Believe Better Times Are Ahead'

... the coming November 5 election. Dozens of politicians and constituents packed Clarkstown Town Hall for the Rockland County Republican Committee's convention to select the GOP candidate for the heated County Executive race later this year. Delegates ...



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Hasidic Jew hit with paintballs in Hudson Valley community

Three people have been charged with hate crimes after a Hasidic Jewish man was hit with paintballs fired from a passing car in Rockland County.



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New 'Governor's Challenge': Finger Lakes fishing competition in 2014

... ts this month are being held on Long Island, and one is being held Sept. 28 at Congers Lake Memorial Park in Rockland County. For more information, visit: JSPECTOR@Gannett.com www.twitter.com/gannettalbany



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Fried Is First On Democratic Primary Ballot

The Rockland County Board of Elections held its ballot draw this morning. The pick determines the order of candidates on the September primary ballot.



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Cuomo's new "Governor's Challenge": Finger Lakes fishing competition in 2014

... ts this month are being held on Long Island, and one is being held Sept. 28 at Congers Lake Memorial Park in Rockland County.



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Hasidic Jew hit with paintballs in Rockland County

Three people have been charged with hate crimes after a Hasidic Jewish man was hit with paintballs fired from a passing car in Rockland County, New York.



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Ramapo Police Arrest Three on Hate Crime Assault Charges

Three Rockland County men face charges including 2nd Degree Assault as a hate crime after an incident in Ramapo late Wednesday night.



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Gunmaker moving headquarters out of NY

... according to a report by the Associated Press . Kahr Firearms Group, which is headquartered in Pearl River, Rockland County, will move its corporate offices to Pennsylvania and build a new manufacturing plant there. The gunmaker's relocation comes ...



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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Enforce safety codes in Ramapo

... don't know their responsibility? Even with another tour of illegal properties in late June by the volunteer Rockland County Housing Task Force, the politically correct law enforcement is shy of offending the Jewish community, either for votes or ...



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Readers react to coyotes, Suffern mayor, code fines

... On news that a state judge returned Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte to the Democratic primary ballot for Rockland County executive, making it a three-way primary; an appeal to the decision is expected: "Maybe now the candidates can focus on the issues ...



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Lacorte Back On Democratic Primary Ballot

A late night court decision returned Dagan Lacorte to the Democratic primary ballot in the race for Rockland County executive.



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HUD deputy secretary discusses Westchester fair-housing case

... funds from 2011. The grants will be reallocated to other communities in the metro area, including possibly Rockland County, Yonkers, White Plains or New Rochelle. "With respect to the $7.4 million at least, we've reached D-Day," Jones said. HUD ...



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Unconscious Rockland Man Rescued off Croton Shore

A 23-year-old man from Rockland County was reported to be in serious but stable condition in the hospital last night after being rescued from the water off Croton Point Park Tuesday evening, county police said.



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Region performs better than state in new standardized tests; numbers plummet statewide

... students statewide were at or above the new standards in math and reading. Locally, 39 percent of Putnam and Rockland county students and 41 percent of Westchester students were at grade level in reading; 35 percent of Rockland, 38 percent of Putnam ...



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'Jerusalem' Documentary Only to Premiere at Palisades Center IMAX

... go to worship. The only place to get an inside look at the city of Jerusalem without going overseas is in Rockland County. The IMAXA Theatre at Palisades Center is the only place that will premiere the Cosmic Picture and Arcane Pictures film ...



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Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign Sails From Croton to Piermont

... Speer spoke of the issue of pollution of waters in Syracuse, but also issues that hit far closer to home in Rockland County, the opposition to United Water's plan to build a desalination plant in West Haverstraw. "They are helping us say ...



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Deer, Hayes lead new class into SUNY Orange Hall

... sophomore season cut short by a serious knee injury. Scanlan, a Pearl River graduate, was inducted into the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Rossi, Class of 1953, served as a captain of the wrestling team for two years, winning every ...



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