Archive | February, 2013

Can You Run Against Your Record?

Posted on 28 February 2013 by Editor

There’s nothing quite like an open political race to define candidates. With no incumbent to spar, the various personalities and characters of the candidates usually rise to the surface and take center stage. The race for Rockland County Executive got down to business this past Monday night when all three Democratic candidates met to present themselves to a hometown crowd at the Orangetown Democratic Committee meeting. Continue Reading

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Scouts Clean Up Ambulance Corp

Posted on 26 February 2013 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Ambulance Corp got all cleaned up and ship shape over the weekend, thanks to a few finishing touches supplied by the guys from Cub and Boy Scout Troop 2146. Continue Reading

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George Waldron Leaves Behind A Roomful Of History

Posted on 25 February 2013 by Editor

Hidden from the main book rooms and popular patron paths is a small room in the high-ceilinged cathedral room at the Sloatsburg Public Library. The name plate on the heavy wooden door reads: George (Fred) Waldron Local History Room. Continue Reading

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A Pig Party For You

Posted on 22 February 2013 by Editor

Feeling cooped up and disconnected? Well, Emily Nicholas wants you front and center down at Tuxedo Junction’s Cabin Fever Party & Pig Roast this Saturday. Just watch your driving as that always tricky wintry mix is predicted for Saturday by the weather prognosticators. Continue Reading

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Cuts Are Coming To A School Near You

Posted on 21 February 2013 by Editor

With the world seemingly roiling around it, the Ramapo Central School District has been a refuge of academic excellence and diverse student activities and programs. Parents and students alike have enjoyed the fruits of state grants and federal grants, as well as expanding school budgets. Now the cuts are coming. Continue Reading

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Rockland Radio Program Will Feature Jewish Week Writers

Posted on 20 February 2013 by Editor

Local media operative Richard Gandon apparently knows a good story when he sees one. Gandon has booked Julie Wiener and Hella Winston for his Friday Ramapo Times/Rockland Star Community News Hour on WRCR AM1300. The writers are behind the months-long investigative three-part article now running in the Manhattan-based The Jewish Week that delves into possible chicanery involving E-rate funds for private schools — including Rockland County. Continue Reading

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Cornell And Day Do Battle In Public Statements

Posted on 19 February 2013 by Editor

In a case of dueling releases, Rockland County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell (D) and Legislator Ed Day (R) took whacks at each other this week. The topic was gun control. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Steps Up To The Microphone

Posted on 19 February 2013 by Editor

The folks over at WRCR (1300 AM) radio are working to retake Rockland County. Located in several glass enclosed and equipment filled rooms at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, the station’s command center looks out over the ball field and surrounding tree-lined grounds. With its mix of morning news and politics, movie reviews, underground radio gossip, and wide range of powerhouse guests, WRCR is the only radio station providing Rockland-specific programming. Continue Reading

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Creative Words Work Wonders For Students

Posted on 18 February 2013 by Editor

Fifth-grade teacher Millie Vega is a very engaged teacher, who in her off hours can regularly be found at Ramapo Central School Board meetings quietly observing the proceedings. Vega worked her way up the ranks at Sloatsburg Elementary School, moving from student teacher several years back to now a longtime standout. Continue Reading

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A Work Study Picture At The Saltbox

Posted on 17 February 2013 by Editor

The little saltbox house that sits tucked up under Torne Mountain is slowly spreading its message of local environmental renewal. Officially called the Ramapo Saltbox Enrivonmental Research Center, the house has been the longtime project of Chuck Stead, teacher, activist, storyteller, and keeper of the flame. Continue Reading

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1:00 pm Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sloatsburg Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Mary's Church Villa | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
Spring will arrive just in time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt for Village of Sloatsburg Children at St. Mary’s Villa. The festive afternoon celebration and egg hunt takes place Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Sponsored[...]
11:00 am Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sloatsburg Community Cleanup @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
Join in to Keep Rockland Beautiful on Sunday, April 22, when Sloatsburg community members join as part of the Great America Cleanup effort. Volunteer will meet at the Municipal parking lot at Village Hall at 11[...]
3:00 pm Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bruce Price Lecture @ Tuxedo Historical Society | Tuxedo Park | New York | United States
Save the date for this one … a lecture on Bruce Price, the architect extraordinaire of Tuxedo Park. That constellation of  A-frame houses down by the Tuxedo Park Library — also Bruce Price designs. The Tuxedo Historical[...]