Archive | October, 2012

No School But There Are Gas Lines

Posted on 31 October 2012 by Editor

Just like that it’s back to the gas lines people experienced in the 1970s. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Weathers The Storm

Posted on 30 October 2012 by Editor

While New York City experienced massive flooding, Sloatsburg escaped Sandy relatively unscathed.

Trees blew down, some on houses, but there were no injuries, no evacuations and no flooding. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg DPW Scours Village

Posted on 29 October 2012 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Department of Public Works continues to drive through the village in preparation of landfall for Sandy, which promises to be a fierce storm. With predictions of hitting land between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday evening, October 29, nearly the whole state of New York is shutdown and bracing for what could be the perfect storm. Continue Reading

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Get Prepared For Super Storm Sandy

Posted on 28 October 2012 by Editor

As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again.”

With light winds already lifting leaves from trees, it’s time to really batten down the hatches. Sandy could deliver weather just like Irene did, but worse. When the hybrid super storm that is Sandy finally reaches these parts, it promises sustained big winds and floods of rain. Current predictions are that the weather will last for days, with forecasts calling Sandy a wide storm, reaching nearly 800 miles in its width and packing 75 mile per hour winds. Landfall for the storm is expected sometime Monday, with high winds and heavy rains leading the way beginning Sunday evening. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Halloween Parade

Posted on 26 October 2012 by Editor

Saturday there’s only a slight chance of rain, maybe twenty percent, so get outside and enjoy. Remember this time last year? Trees with leaves still turning colors were bent and broken from a late October snow storm that forced the cancellation of the annual Halloween Parade. Come Tuesday, Sloatsburg may once again experience foul weather from Tropical Storm Sandy. So get out for some fun with friends and family and a late afternoon stroll though Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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It’s The People, Not The Party

Posted on 15 October 2012 by Editor

Residents may or may not know, but should know, village elections take place this November 6. And for the first time in many years there is a contest. Four candidates vie for two open trustee seats. There are four village trustees in all. Village residents will also vote for mayor, with one candidate up for that position. Can you guess? Continue Reading

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Senator Carlucci Wants To Hear From You

Posted on 11 October 2012 by Editor

Get out your book of complaints and head down to the Sloatsburg Public Library Saturday afternoon. State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) will be available to meet with local residents from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m. about any issues the might want to discuss. Continue Reading

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Local Murder Mystery Explored

Posted on 07 October 2012 by Editor

Back in Sloatsburg’s earlier days, before the NY Thruway sliced through and Pine Grove Lakes was built out, the village was more rural, especially in 1952. On October 25 of that year, Ramapo town clerk Robert Nugent and a friend drove off into the woods in an old jeep to get some hunting in. They never returned.

The murder of these two men remained a mystery for many years, until 1981, when a local man, John Youmans, was brought to trial. Youmans had originally been questioned about the shooting back in 1952. The police took his statement and he was released. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Dedicates New Environmental Research Center

Posted on 05 October 2012 by Editor

There are days when even the mightiest must stop and tend to that irritating pebble stuck in a shoe. That day has arrived for the Ford Motor Company. Ford is scheduled to begin a new remediation effort the day after the dedication of the Ramapo Saltbox Environmental Research Center, scheduled for Sunday, October 7 at noon on Torne Valley Road in Hillburn.

The Ramapo Saltbox ERC is an important piece of Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s environmental education and research effort in the area and complements the town’s Open Space initiative.

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The Pack Is On The Move

Posted on 03 October 2012 by Editor

The last couple of weeks Cub Scout Pack 46, which includes kids from Sloatsburg and Tuxedo, has been on an activity tear. Continue Reading

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