Posted on 29 March 2013 by Editor
With the board meeting officially over, chocolate cake was being served to a small gathering Wednesday night. The occasion? An informal farewell for Sloatsburg resident Stephen Hoefer, who is retiring as a Sloatsburg Public Library Trustee after serving for five years. Where the library would be losing one of its most dynamic trustees, the Ramapo Catskills Library System (RCLS) would be gaining a financial whiz. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 March 2013 by Editor
The long winding tale of former Sloatsburg Building Inspector John Layne ended quietly at Sloatsburg’s Justice Court Wednesday evening when Layne pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct. The plea deal brings Layne a one-year conditional discharge, but will also involve a misdemeanor on his permanent record as it amounts to the admission of official corruption. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 March 2013 by Editor
Spring Break is here but many students will still be working away on school projects. That’s doubly true for the Suffern High School History Team.
Last year in its first year as a competitive team, the Suffern High School History Team presented its way to the New York State History Day competition in Cooperstown, NY. And this year, after being awarded the Regional Finalist for Senior Group Performance at the Lower Hudson Valley Regional competition in early March, the Suffern freshmen team of Shannon Hart, Amy McDonough, Olivia O’Reilly, Renee Romagnoli and Calli Santangelo are headed back to the big show again on April 29. Continue Reading
Posted on 23 March 2013 by Editor
Spring may have arrived this year via a colorful shooting star streaking across the Hudson Valley sky — or so say the many people who witnessed the event Friday evening at dusk.
In any case, the annual welcome of the spring season will be celebrated this afternoon at Sloatsburg’s very own Harmony Hall, beginning at 2 p.m. through 5 p.m., and will feature live music, spring slide shows, a nature walk and a bit of replenishing refreshments. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 March 2013 by Editor
A small contingent of Waldron Terrace residents met up at the Sloatsburg Village Hall Thursday night to listen and learn about the legend of incoming Sloatsburg sewers.
Both Rockland County Sewer District 1 Executive Director Dianne Phillipps and Assistant Director Mike Saber discussed the next phase of the Sloatsburg sewer project, which involves the Waldron Terrace neighborhood and additional streets surrounding Sloatsburg Elementary School. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 March 2013 by Editor
News travels fast these days. Sometimes it mainlines onto Facebook for friends and family to see, share and discuss. And more often than not, it bubbles up on Twitter, where news often becomes news before it becomes news.
“I think it’s an interesting entry point into the conversation that the community is having,” said Ryan Karben on the growing impact of Twitter on Rockland County politics and community action. “So much of the conversation in the community is online these days.”
Posted on 19 March 2013 by Editor
With school board budget top of mind, there’s also another important vote coming up Wednesday. It’s that time of year to say yea or nea on the Sloatsburg Public Library budget.
The proposed library budget would increase $8,500 over the current budget. Overall the library is proposing to spend $389,500 — a 1.8% dip from last year. Serving as the de facto heart of the Sloatsburg community, the library serves as a significant benefit to the community by providing extensive children and adult programming. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 March 2013 by Editor
Parents and teachers filled the room to overflow at the last Ramapo Central Board of Education meeting. The BOE discussion focused on personnel and program reductions throughout district schools, mostly in non-mandated programs and retirements. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 March 2013 by Editor
The Jets and the Sharks are rumbling Friday and Saturday night. Are you going to be there?
Suffern High School presents West Side Story, the iconic romance adapted from the Bard’s own Romeo and Juliet. The action is enough to make you shake Maria or tell all the hot heads to just chill: Bernardo the bad, Tony the lovelorn and Chino the blind. As with Shakespeare’s play itself, the young players in West Side Story allow emotions to reign supreme. Isn’t that youth’s way? Continue Reading
Posted on 15 March 2013 by Editor
There is nothing quite like the bracing cold of a winter’s walk through woods — especially if some sweet maple syrup awaits you at the end the trail.
Cub Scout Pack 2146 was sighted out on the move again part of its constant mission to elevate and enlighten. The pack, which serves both Tuxedo and Sloatsburg, visited the Hudson Highlands Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center last weekend to learn about the art of Maple Syruping. Continue Reading